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.
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