During the week from 28 March to 3 April included (week 13), the business courts pronounced 257 bankruptcies, resulting in a total of 596 job losses. The figures for week 13 reveal an increase in the number of bankruptcies and job losses compared to the previous week.
During the first 13 weeks of 2022, the business courts pronounced 2,328 bankruptcies. This figure is 43.3% higher than in the first 13 weeks of 2021. Job losses per bankruptcy are 21.6% lower in 2022 than in the previous year. During the first 13 weeks of 2022, 2.49 jobs were lost per bankruptcy while this ratio amounted to 3.18 in the same period in 2021.
The number of bankruptcies and job losses for the first 13 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.