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Bankruptcies

Weekly figures in table 12972 are published daily at. 11:30 a.m.

Monthly figures in the tables 0721808551 and 09695 in StatBank, were published 26 June 2020.

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Key figures

937

bankruptcies in Q2 2020

Bankruptcies
3rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
Total number of bankruptcies1 1161 2701 245937
Bankruptices related to enterprises9131 0571 054876
Personal bankruptcies, incl. sole proprietorships20321319161
 
Bankruptcies in construction296340327178
Bankruptcies in wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles251249263202

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Table 1 
Bankruptcies, by industrial activity

Bankruptcies, by industrial activity
2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2020
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
Total98231287661
 
Agriculture, forestry and fishing9886
Mining and quarrying3020
Manufacturing401411
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply0000
Water supply0030
Construction26813515127
Wholesale and retail trade225271993
Transportation and storage5242346
Accommodation and food service activities95111560
Information and communication337224
Financial and insurance activities90100
Real estate activities424290
Professional, scientific and technical activities8412673
Administrative and support service activities6623696
Public administration and defence0000
Education46150
Human health and social work activities6190
Arts, entertainment and recreation1311170
Other service activities2715325
Activities of household as employers0000
Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies0000
Unknown industry69120

Table 2 
Bankruptcies, turnover and persons employed, by industrial activity

Bankruptcies, turnover and persons employed, by industrial activity
2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2020
BankruptciesTurnover in NOK 1 000Persons employedBankruptciesTurnover in NOK 1 000Persons employed
Total1 2943 355 2833 0129374 645 3924 695
 
Bankruptcies related to enterprises except sole proprietorships9823 201 5902 7768764 585 4484 613
 
Agriculture, forestry and fishing923 5227826 8698
Mining and quarrying3:112:68
Manufacturing40..8041..289
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply0:0000
Water supply0:03:7
Construction2681 295 541866151963 309584
Wholesale and retail trade225718 968562199..802
Transportation and storage52332 17424834442 895402
Accommodation and food service activities95340 742578156517 382978
Information and communication3344 524382272 69975
Financial and insurance activities90010016
Real estate activities4273 542332966 54055
Professional, scientific and technical activities84124 18214067..329
Administrative and support service activities6665 01311569532 249720
Public administration and defence000000
Education40415045
Human health and social work activities6..10989459
Arts, entertainment and recreation1319 893271728 94278
Other service activities2730 893523254 27497
Activities of household as employers000000
Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies000000
Unknown industry6:512:1
 
Sole proprietorships incl. personal bankruptcies312153 6932366159 94482
 
Agriculture, forestry and fishing88 4837611 3257
Mining and quarrying000000
Manufacturing1..51..1
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply000000
Water supply0:0000
Construction13574 9201142719 99030
Wholesale and retail trade279 338133..2
Transportation and storage4227 19229613 30827
Accommodation and food service activities117 95918000
Information and communication71 791245 9093
Financial and insurance activities000000
Real estate activities4:00:0
Professional, scientific and technical activities124 76353..3
Administrative and support service activities2313 1032662 5865
Public administration and defence000000
Education6:40:0
Human health and social work activities1:1000
Arts, entertainment and recreation118376000
Other service activities152 410551 7124
Activities of household as employers000000
Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies000000
Unknown industry95041000

Table 3 
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 20192nd quarter 2020
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
Total95756414797391108584831507741107
 
Viken0000001731032911822
Østfold (-2019)45315603000000
Akershus (-2019)10569151119000000
Buskerud (-2019)51326517000000
Oslo1941283411813162992813715
Innlandet00000069449925
Hedmark (-2019)27175302000000
Oppland (-2019)26136421000000
Vestfold og Telemark000000734318327
Vestfold (-2019)43227833000000
Telemark (-2019)1684112000000
Agder00000047268643
Aust-Agder (-2019)2286035000000
Vest-Agder (-2019)36224424000000
Rogaland864613851458359437
Vestland000000107552111317
Hordaland (-2019)1016711959000000
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)1031204000000
Møre og Romsdal5127583835174248
Trøndelag - Trööndelage804013113135322116311
Nordland3617642744197846
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku00000036206415
Troms - Romsa (-2019)1794202000000
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)1152004000000
Svalbard000000100001

Table 4 
Bankruptcies, by county and legal form

Bankruptcies, by county and legal form
2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2020
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 2943121955202310937611858001250
 
Viken00000000019316017300220
Østfold (-2019)601404500010000000000
Akershus (-2019)16352010500600000000000
Buskerud (-2019)681505100200000000000
Oslo2474901922040018418016200400
Innlandet000000000821006900300
Hedmark (-2019)36902700000000000000
Oppland (-2019)29302600000000000000
Vestfold og Telemark00000000080407300120
Vestfold (-2019)621604300300000000000
Telemark (-2019)281201600000000000000
Agder00000000048104700000
Aust-Agder (-2019)32902200100000000000
Vest-Agder (-2019)521503600100000000000
Rogaland112260860000061305800000
Vestland0000000001124010700100
Hordaland (-2019)15855010100200000000000
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)15401000100000000000
Møre og Romsdal5870510000037113500000
Trøndelag - Trööndelage9291800020055105300100
Nordland4580360010044004400000
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku00000000040303600010
Troms - Romsa (-2019)22501700000000000000
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)13201100000000000000
Svalbard110000000100100000
County not stated110000000000000000

Table 5 
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
2019
Proprietors of sole proprietorships incl. personal bankcruptciesPartners in General Partnerships and General Partnerships with Shared Liability
TotalMalesFemalesTotalMalesFemales
Age groups
Total1 01288412820146
16-24 years25214110
25-44 years549470791165
45-66 years42538144871
67 years or older13121000
 
National background
Total1 01288412820146
Norway5184685018135
EU/EAA (except Norway), USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand34329053211
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania (except Australia and New Zealand), Europe without EU/EAA15112625000
 
Level of education
Total1 01288412820146
Lower secondary education34631036862
Upper secondary education35131239862
Tertiary education, short886721211
Tertiary education, long30264000
Other19716928211
 
Industrial activity
Total1 01288412820146
Agriculture, forestry and fishing25232000
Mining and quarrying000000
Manufacturing23203000
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply000000
Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities110000
Construction39437717000
Wholesale and retail trade: repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles80728000
Transportation and storage13712710000
Accomodation and food service activities332211000
Information and communication30291000
Financial and insurance activities000000
Real estate activities541000
Professional, scientific and technical activities63585000
Adminitrative and support service activities946232000
Public administration and defence, compulsory social security000000
Education1192000
Human health and social work activities1587000
Arts, entertainment and recreation26251000
Other service activities462224000
Activities of households as employers, undifferentiated goods- and service producing activities of households for own account000000
Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies000000
Missing2925420146

Table 6 
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
2019
TotalMalesFemales
Age
Total8 9617 0381 923
Less than 16 years20119
16-24 years23218349
25-44 years3 2652 601664
45-66 years3 8883 065823
67 years or older1 5561 178378
 
National background
Total8 9617 0381 923
Norway7 3565 8041 552
EU/EAA (except Norway), USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand831665166
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania (except Australia and New Zealand), Europe without EU/EAA774569205
 
Level of education
Total8 9617 0381 923
Lower secondary education1 3211 055266
Upper secondary education3 7583 058700
Tertiary education, short2 3021 652650
Tertiary education, long1 216989227
Other36428480
 
Industrial activity
Total8 9617 0381 923
Agriculture, forestry and fishing433310
Mining and quarrying3 2232 595628
Manufacturing23018248
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply110
Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities220
Construction1 4241 178246
Wholesale and retail trade: repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles1 069744325
Transportation and storage17313538
Accomodation and food service activities703446257
Information and communication75868771
Financial and insurance activities35305
Real estate activities17313340
Professional, scientific and technical activities659546113
Adminitrative and support service activities21115853
Public administration and defence, compulsory social security000
Education463313
Human health and social work activities332112
Arts, entertainment and recreation50428
Other service activities913754
Activities of households as employers, undifferentiated goods- and service producing activities of households for own account000
Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies000
Missing37352

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 Business Dynamics 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