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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. Since September 2022, the number of bankruptcies increased for four months in a row to the highest level since June 2020. However, in January 2023, the number of bankruptcies fell again.
Most bankruptcies recorded in trade
If the number of court session days is not taken into account, in January a total of 256 businesses and institutions were declared bankrupt. The trade sector suffered most with 48 bankruptcies; this is the same number as in December.
The trade sector is one of the sectors with the largest number of businesses. In January relatively the highest number of bankruptcies was pronounced in transportation and storage.