More than 2 million enterprises for the first time
In 2021, the total enterprise population in the Netherlands grew by 163 thousand or 8.5 percent, thereby exceeding 2 million for the first time as of 1 January 2022.
20 percent more business closures in 2020
In 2020, over 140 thousand companies were dissolved. This is over 20 percent more than in 2019, when the number of company dissolutions stood at 115 thousand.
Record number of enterprise births in 2019
In 2019, over 207 thousand new enterprises were established in the Netherlands, 23 thousand more than in the previous year. The number of enterprise births within one year has never been this high.
Trade with Iran picked up before embargo ended
The value of Dutch exports of goods to Iran exceeded 450 million euros in 2015, an increase by 21 percent within twelve months. Exporters were faced with trade restrictions in recent years. As a...
Fewer new business started up and more businesses closed down
The number of new business start-ups in 2012 was 19 thousand down from 2011 and the number of closedowns grew by nearly 11 thousand. Yet, the overall number of businesses increased for the sixth year...