During the week from 14 to 20 February included (week 7), the business courts pronounced 236 bankruptcies, resulting in a total of 499 job losses.
The figures for week 7 reveal an increase in the number of bankruptcies and job losses compared to the previous week.
During the first 7 weeks of 2022, the business courts pronounced 1,133 bankruptcies. This figure is 39.2% higher than in the first 7 weeks of 2021.
Job losses per bankruptcy are 28.3% lower in 2022 than in the previous year. During the first 7 weeks of 2022, 2.42 jobs were lost per bankruptcy while this ratio amounted to 3.38 in the same period in 2021.
The number of bankruptcies and job losses for the first 7 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.