SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – In total 3,144 companies went bust in the Netherlands last year, the lowest number this century, national statistics agency CBS said on Friday.
The bankruptcy total hit a peak of 8,376 in 2013, but has been falling since then, in line with economic growth, the CBS said. Most of the companies which went bust were involved in trade – both wholesale and retail – but there was little change in the number on 2017.
However, there has been a sharp drop in the number of business services firms going bankrupt. The figures do not include one-man operated companies. (DutchNews)