Fewer bankruptcies in July
|Year||Week||Number of bankruptcies|
Number of bankruptcies low
The number of corporate bankruptcies, adjusted for court session days, fluctuates significantly. Ups and downs alternate in rapid succession. The number of bankruptcies peaked in May 2013 (911); it subsequently declined continuously until August 2017 inclusive, after which it remained fairly stable until mid-2020. It then followed a downward trend again, reaching its lowest level since the start of the time series (January 1981) in August 2021. In July 2022 as well, the number of bankruptcies was low compared to the period before the outbreak of coronavirus.
Most bankruptcies recorded in construction
If the number of court session days is not taken into account, in July a total of 140 businesses and institutions were declared bankrupt. The construction sector suffered most with 28 bankruptcies; this is 4 more compared to June.
In July, relatively the highest number of bankruptcies was pronounced in the transportation and storage sector.
|Sector||July 2022||June 2022|
|Specialised business services||19||16|
|Transportation and storage||13||12|
|Information and communication||9||10|
|Accommodation and food services||8||12|
|Other service activities||4||2|
|Renting and other business services||3||10|
|Arts, sports and recreation||2||2|
|Agriculture, forestry and fisheries||1||1|
- Dossier - Business cycle