During the week from 30 May to 5 June included (week 22), the business courts pronounced 221 bankruptcies, resulting in a total of 426 job losses.
The figures for week 22 reveal an increase in the number of bankruptcies and job losses compared to the previous week.
During the first 22 weeks of 2022, the business courts pronounced 3,974 bankruptcies. This figure is 55.0% higher than in the first 22 weeks of 2021.
Job losses per bankruptcy are 20.0% lower in 2022 than in the previous year. During the first 22 weeks of 2022, 2.37 jobs were lost per bankruptcy while this ratio amounted to 2.97 in the same period in 2021.
The number of bankruptcies and job losses for the first 22 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.