Bankruptcy statistic

The bankruptcy statistic was born of the partnership between the Ministry of Justice and the FPS Economy. This statistic covers the bankruptcies of enterprises in Belgium, by activity according to the NACEBEL classification. The figures were based on the declarations of the commercial courts and were supplemented if necessary by information from the enterprise register of Statistics Belgium.


As the economic situation and the number of bankruptcies are closely related, this statistics is primarily a short-term indicator.

In the context of administrative simplification and in order to enhance the consistency of statistics produced by Statistics Belgium, the enterprise register is used as primary source and the declarations of commercial courts as additional source as from the year 2015. Since source data are now processed differently, monthly bankruptcy statistics may need to be revised as from December 2014.

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