During the week from 8 to 14 August included (week 32), the business courts pronounced 116 bankruptcies, resulting in a total of 290 job losses.
The figures for week 32 reveal an increase in the number of bankruptcies and job losses compared to the previous week.
During the first 32 weeks of 2022, the business courts pronounced 5,632 bankruptcies. This figure is 54.0% higher than in the first 32 weeks of 2021.
Job losses per bankruptcy are 22.2% lower in 2022 than in the previous year. During the first 32 weeks of 2022, 2.34 jobs were lost per bankruptcy while this ratio amounted to 3.00 in the same period in 2021.
The number of bankruptcies and job losses for the first 32 weeks of the year
This is what emerged from the weekly bankruptcy figures produced by Statbel based on the orders of business courts. These interim weekly estimates make it possible to quickly observe the first trends.