February 2019: 909 bankruptcies

February 2019: 909 bankruptcies

In February 2019, 909 businesses in Belgium went bankrupt.

The bankruptcies resulted in a loss of 1,420 jobs: 678 full-time employees, 335 part-time employees and 407 salaried employers lost their jobs.

The number of bankruptcies in the last six months amounts to 5,508, a decrease of 1.4% compared to the same period last year.


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The European economy since the start of the millennium


Since the start of the millennium, the European economy has evolved and statistics can help to better perceive these structural changes.

This digital publication The European economy since the start of the millennium — a statistical portrait aims to show how main features of the economy of the European Union and its Member States have evolved since 2000 through a large range of statistical data giving both a micro- and a macro-economic perspective.

This publication does not describe the short-term trends of the European economy, but its purpose is to answer questions such as: How has our consumption behaviour changed? How has household income evolved? Are working patterns still the same? What is the share of services in the economy? What is the proportion of large enterprises? Has government employment increased or decreased?

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