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Bankruptcies

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1 124

bankruptcies in Q2 2017

 

Bankruptcies
3rd quarter 20164th quarter 20161st quarter 20172nd quarter 2017
Total number of bankruptcies9981 0311 2541 124
Bankruptices related to enterprises713785935877
Personal bankruptcies, incl. sole proprietorships285246319247
 
Bankruptcies in construction283276370333
Bankruptcies in wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles185228247247

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Table 1 
Bankruptcies, by county and quarter

Bankruptcies, by county and quarter
20162017
Total1st quarter 20162nd quarter 20163rd quarter 20164th quarter 2016Total1st quarter 20172nd quarter 2017
Total4 5441 1631 3529981 0312 3781 2541 124
 
Østfold248636159651397663
Akershus48611715899112235132103
Oslo820181264172203389184205
Hedmark12735452621763145
Oppland12136352525593524
Buskerud250817545491377067
Vestfold199565550381236558
Telemark13740392335763937
Aust-Agder9934271919482226
Vest-Agder182514638471046044
Rogaland388891268984219111108
Hordaland605159182155109272155117
Sogn og Fjordane421381110221012
Møre og Romsdal19349523656965442
Sør-Trøndelag223585654551477968
Nord-Trøndelag7822231815543420
Nordland17643483649854936
Troms - Romsa11827363124623428
Finnmark - Finnmárku509161213321319
Svalbard10001101
Unknown10001211

Table 2 
Bankruptcies, by industrial activity

Bankruptcies, by industrial activity
2nd quarter 20162nd quarter 2017
Bankruptcies related to enterprises, excl. sole proprietorshipsBankruptcies related to sole proprietorships, incl. personal bankruptciesBankruptcies related to enterprises, excl. sole proprietorshipsBankruptcies related to sole proprietorships, incl. personal bankruptcies
Total956396877247
 
Agriculture, forestry and fishing5775
Mining and quarrying1120
Manufacturing446360
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply3000
Water supply0220
Construction243176217116
Wholesale and retail trade2332622126
Transportation and storage54474126
Accommodation and food service activities10118839
Information and communication2712335
Financial and insurance activities60110
Real estate activities463441
Professional, scientific and technical activities80277514
Administrative and support service activities67305516
Public administration and defence0000
Education38102
Human health and social work activities6452
Arts, entertainment and recreation95124
Other service activities259209
Activities of household as employers0010
Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies0000
Unknown industry315212

Table 3 
Bankruptcies, turnover and persons employed, by industrial activity

Bankruptcies, turnover and persons employed, by industrial activity
2nd quarter 20162nd quarter 2017
BankruptciesTurnover in NOK 1 000Persons employedBankruptciesTurnover in NOK 1 000Persons employed
Total1 3524 695 9393 9411 1247 192 0685 011
 
Bankruptcies related to enterprises except sole proprietorships9564 422 5713 5568777 032 8714 771
 
Agriculture, forestry and fishing54 4564719 0725
Mining and quarrying1:242:3
Manufacturing44716 43646536352 226245
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply3:0000
Water supply0:02:0
Construction2431 212 4559202171 226 698966
Wholesale and retail trade2331 314 780905221742 631539
Transportation and storage54306 8528441155 281149
Accommodation and food service activities101207 50539083234 030370
Information and communication2756 722523345 64337
Financial and insurance activities68171176
Real estate activities4695 647604478 43026
Professional, scientific and technical activities80186 193139753 947 7562 015
Administrative and support service activities67158 61133055189 176299
Public administration and defence000000
Education3..7101 44034
Human health and social work activities606561218
Arts, entertainment and recreation923 206541217 41732
Other service activities2577 9551092013 22321
Activities of household as employers0001....
Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies000000
Unknown industry3:02:6
 
Sole proprietorships incl. personal bankruptcies396273 368385247159 197240
 
Agriculture, forestry and fishing72 438452 0064
Mining and quarrying1..1000
Manufacturing61 1054000
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply000000
Water supply2:1000
Construction176102 27616411671 137104
Wholesale and retail trade2673 518282615 49634
Transportation and storage4732 559552649 81757
Accommodation and food service activities1822 2433697 51510
Information and communication123 041851 7622
Financial and insurance activities000000
Real estate activities3:11:..
Professional, scientific and technical activities278 99711143 4699
Administrative and support service activities3014 22541164 6179
Public administration and defence000000
Education8:62:2
Human health and social work activities4:52..1
Arts, entertainment and recreation5901449853
Other service activities94 137792 1264
Activities of household as employers000000
Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies000000
Unknown industry154 1099122671

Table 4 
Bankruptcies in private limited companies and public limited companies, by county and share capital (in NOK)

Bankruptcies in private limited companies and public limited companies, by county and share capital (in NOK)
2nd quarter 20162nd quarter 2017
TotalLess than 51 00051 000-100 000101 000-250 000251 000-500 000More than 500 000TotalLess than 51 00051 000-100 000101 000-250 000251 000-500 000More than 500 000
Total9114672028253116829431169974092
 
Østfold452510523462611612
Akershus104582455126633121227
Oslo1771143311514150992413311
Hedmark268443732177710
Oppland25953261682213
Buskerud4927753744285317
Vestfold39169536452610531
Telemark256850628114625
Aust-Agder20941241979012
Vest-Agder3115853031149413
Rogaland81152313312854419859
Hordaland10830317713864522649
Sogn og Fjordane45020011122322
Møre og Romsdal401912533158334
Sør-Trøndelag422354925424124311
Nord-Trøndelag162240021862505
Nordland3810943229115634
Troms - Romsa2820540102174325
Finnmark - Finnmárku13920141482022
Svalbard000000100100

Table 5 
Bankruptcies, by county and legal form

Bankruptcies, by county and legal form
2nd quarter 20162nd quarter 2017
TotalSole proprietorships incl. personal bankruptciesGeneral partnershipPrivate limited companyPublic limited companyCompany with limited liabilityNorwegian division of foreign enterpriseOther legal formUnknownTotalSole proprietorships incl. personal bankruptciesGeneral partnershipPrivate limited companyPublic limited companyCompany with limited liabilityNorwegian division of foreign enterpriseOther legal formUnknown
Total1 35239629110036701 1242471828113980
 
Østfold611204500400631504600200
Akershus158540104000001032906600620
Oslo2647721770062020544015000830
Hedmark451502600220451103200110
Oppland35100250000024801600000
Buskerud752504900100671804400500
Vestfold551503900100581204500100
Telemark39120250020037802710100
Aust-Agder2760200010026701900000
Vest-Agder461403100100441303100000
Rogaland12640081004101082118500100
Hordaland182660108008001172508600510
Sogn og Fjordane84040000012101100000
Møre og Romsdal5290400021042603300210
Sør-Trøndelag561304200100681105400300
Nord-Trøndelag2370160000020201800000
Nordland4890380001036602900100
Troms - Romsa3650280030028702100000
Finnmark - Finnmárku1630130000019301400200
Svalbard000000000100100000
Unknown000000000100000100

Table 6 
Bankruptcies. Owners of personal owned enterprises by gender, age groups, national background, level of education and economic activity

Bankruptcies. Owners of personal owned enterprises by gender, age groups, national background, level of education and economic activity
2016
Proprietors of sole proprietorships incl. personal bankcruptciesPartners in General Partnerships and General Partnerships with Shared Liability
TotalMalesFemalesTotalMalesFemales
Age groups
Total1 2361 108128392613
16-24 years23176000
25-44 years6705947620119
45-66 years5184754314113
67 years or older25223541
 
National background
Total1 2361 108128392613
Norway6966346225169
EU/EAA (except Norway), USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand365322431091
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania (except Australia and New Zealand), Europe without EU/EAA17515223413
 
Level of education
Total1 2361 108128392613
Lower secondary education369331381064
Upper secondary education41737740972
Tertiary education, short10594111174
Tertiary education, long27252312
Other31828137651
 
Industrial activity
Total1 2361 108128392613
Agriculture, forestry and fishing29281000
Mining and quarrying220000
Manufacturing27243000
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply000000
Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities440000
Construction50649214000
Wholesale and retail trade: repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles877710000
Transportation and storage16615313000
Accomodation and food service activities433013000
Information and communication37370000
Financial and insurance activities110000
Real estate activities761000
Professional, scientific and technical activities74668000
Adminitrative and support service activities1048024000
Public administration and defence, compulsory social security000000
Education18162000
Human health and social work activities15114000
Arts, entertainment and recreation29254000
Other service activities31724000
Activities of households as employers, undifferentiated goods- and service producing activities of households for own account110000
Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies000000
Missing55487392613

Table 7 
Bankruptcies. Owners in public limited companies and private limited companies by gender, age groups, national background, level of education and economic activity

Bankruptcies. Owners in public limited companies and private limited companies by gender, age groups, national background, level of education and economic activity
2016
TotalMalesFemales
Age
Total4 8303 7521 078
Less than 16 years15105
16-24 years1047826
25-44 years1 8451 394451
45-66 years2 2491 771478
67 years or older617499118
 
National background
Total4 8303 7521 078
Norway3 9513 091860
EU/EAA (except Norway), USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand492375117
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania (except Australia and New Zealand), Europe without EU/EAA387286101
 
Level of education
Total4 8303 7521 078
Lower secondary education836632204
Upper secondary education2 0771 646431
Tertiary education, short1 083794289
Tertiary education, long52543590
Other30924564
 
Industrial activity
Total4 8303 7521 078
Agriculture, forestry and fishing20155
Mining and quarrying220
Manufacturing32125863
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply22193
Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities220
Construction75466589
Wholesale and retail trade: repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles946603343
Transportation and storage1 2651 088177
Accomodation and food service activities399260139
Information and communication24719750
Financial and insurance activities28235
Real estate activities16513629
Professional, scientific and technical activities24319053
Adminitrative and support service activities20517233
Public administration and defence, compulsory social security000
Education27189
Human health and social work activities271413
Arts, entertainment and recreation644321
Other service activities833845
Activities of households as employers, undifferentiated goods- and service producing activities of households for own account000
Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies000
Missing1091

About the statistics

The statistics give an overview of bankruptcies in Norway and are based on data from the Bankruptcy Register

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Bankruptcies
All juridical objects, which includes all types of firms/enterprises and individuals who have unpaid accounts and are by definition insolvent, can be declared bankrupt. Insolvency is defined as: "When one cannot fulfil its obligations after they have matured." An exception from this is when the insolvency is incidental.

Standard classifications

Standard for Industrial Classification (SIC2007)

Classification of Organization form

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Bankruptcies
Topic: Establishments, enterprises and accounts

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Responsible division

Division for Accounting Statistics

Regional level

National, county and municipality level

Frequency and timeliness

Monthly and quarterly

The monthly bankruptcy statistics is based on information from the Register of Bankruptcies in Brønnøysund, which Statistics Norway receives once a month. The data contains data on bankruptcies from the 15th of the previous month to the 15th of the current month. The data is revised so that the file contains data for the whole previous month. Monthly numbers of bankruptcies, forced sales and registration execution proceedings are published in table 07218 in StatBank. Other monthly numbers are published in table 09695 og 08551 in StatBank.

Quarterly bankruptcy statistics is based on monthly data, which Statistics Norway receives from the Register of Bankruptcies in Brønnøysund. It is published at the end of the following month after each quarter.

International reporting

Data is part of a delivery til OECD and a voluntary data collection to Eurostat.

Microdata

Micro data and information on population are temporarily stored in the program language SAS and over the long term as text files. A main file is updated with new data each month. StatBank is updated each quarter.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of the statistics is to give a survey on bankruptcies in Norway. Furthermore, it provides a categorisation by county, industry, ownership, as well as number of employees, turnover and amount of share capital.

Data on bankruptcies is available from 1920, and for some industries from 1929. Data from 1981 is available in a database.

From 1995 onwards, it has been possible to identify personal bankruptcies. From the same year, categorisation by industries was based on a new industry standard, called SN94. The Central Register of Establishments and Enterprises is used to categorise the statistics by industries.

Categorisation by industry for personal bankruptcies is mainly based on information from the probate registry. From 1995 to 2001, personal bankruptcies were given a 2-digit industry code by the probate registry. From 2001 onwards, Statistics Norway has determined the 2-digit industry code based on profession descriptions from the Register of Bankruptcies.

The data from the Register of Bankruptcies in Brønnøysund is supplemented with information from the Business Register, the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities and the Value Added Tax Registration List (the VAT Register).

Users and applications

Users of the statistics are among others financial institutions and the media.

Equal treatment of users

Principles for equal treatment of users in releasing statistics and analyses

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on www.ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar.

Coherence with other statistics

The main variables for bankruptcies are: code for municipality and industry, legal forms, number of employees, turnover and amount of share capital. The statistics is linked to the Business Register, the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities and the VAT Register. This includes both personal bankrupties (including sole proprietorships) and bankruptcies related to enterprises (exclusive sole proprietorships).

Legal authority

Statistics Act Section 3-2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistics includes all bankruptcies in Norway. Information on bankruptcy proceedings is mainly based on information that probate registries and administrators in bankruptcies report to the Register of Bankruptcies. Personal bankruptcies contain bankruptcy proceedings for sole proprietorships and employees. If the debtor is not registered in the Enterprise Register in Brønnøysund, or is a sole proprietorship, the debtor will be classified as en employee. Bankruptcies related to enterprises (exclusive sole proprietorships) are obliged to be registered in the Enterprise register in Brønnøysund.

Data sources and sampling

The data is based on information from the Register of Bankruptcies.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The Register of Bankruptcies transfers a file with bankruptcies to Statistics Norway on the 17th of each month.

Statistics Norway assumes that information on bankruptcies from the Register of Bankruptcies is correct.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

If the number of bankruptcies is 3 or less, figures on turnover are not published.

Comparability over time and space

Serial data on bankruptcies is available from 1920, and for some industries from 1929. Data on bankruptcies from 1981 exists in a database. In StatBank, bankruptcy statistics from the 1st quarter of 1999 is presented, as well as total yearly numbers on bankruptcies from 1980.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Statistics Norway assumes that information on bankruptcies transferred by the Register of Bankruptcies is correct.

Revision

Not relevant

Contact

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