During the week from 10 to 16 October included (week 41), the business courts pronounced 192 bankruptcies, resulting in a total of 427 job losses.
So the figures for week 41 reveal a decrease in the number of bankruptcies and job losses compared to the previous week.
During the first 41 weeks of 2022, the business courts pronounced 7,180 bankruptcies. This figure is 48.6% higher than in the first 41 weeks of 2021.
Job losses per bankruptcy are 15.9% lower in 2022 than in the previous year. During the first 41 weeks of 2022, 2.37 jobs were lost per bankruptcy while this ratio amounted to 2.82 in the same period in 2021.
The number of bankruptcies and job losses for the first 41 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.