In December, 687 businesses in Belgium went bankruptStaff Writer | January 23, 2017
The bankruptcies resulted in a loss of 1,649 jobs: 955 full-time employees, 416 part-time employees and 278 salaried employers lost their jobs.
Bankruptcy statistics A loss of 1,649 jobs
In the last six months, compared to the same period last year, the number of failed businesses in the industry sector dropped by 11.7% In construction this number rose by 0.5%; whereas in commerce there was a rise by 1.3%.
The hotel and catering industry rose by 11.7%. The number of bankruptcies in transportation and other services rose by 6.9%.
At regional level and in the same period there was rise by 3.9% in Flemish Region, a decrease of 6.5% in the Walloon Region and a rise of 18.5% in the Brussels-Capital Region. ■