United Kingdom Bankruptcies  1975-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of company insolvencies in England and Wales increased by 4.2 percent to 17,242 in 2017. It was the highest number since 2013, driven by an 8.2 percent increase in voluntary liquidations. This total was inflated by two bulk insolvency events totaling 2,131 companies following changes to claimable expense rules. Meanwhile, individual insolvencies rose by 9 percent to a three-year high of 99,196 in 2017. Bankruptcies in the United Kingdom averaged 3620.94 Companies from 1975 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 6509 Companies in the third quarter of 1992 and a record low of 924 Companies in the second quarter of 1979.

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United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 13.00 -11.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.30 56.20 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.00 54.20 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.00 2.60 22.60 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.30 0.30 9.80 -7.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.40 3.80 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.20 84.70 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
Factory Orders 14.00 17.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
New Orders 16699.00 11781.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Changes in Inventories -1409.00 -1862.00 11457.00 -11256.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4382.00 4083.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 108691.00 107327.00 108691.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -41.10 -42.90 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 100605.00 161490.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 163615.00 152473.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment 23.00 -4.00 40.00 -69.00 [+]
Internet Speed 16920.86 16337.23 16920.86 3085.89 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 27493519.00 26782989.00 27493519.00 13305856.00 IP [+]
Private Investment 0.50 0.50 64.50 -33.80 percent [+]
Mining Production -14.30 5.10 852.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 657.00 594.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 81.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 10.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.51 5.49 5.56 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 8.00 7.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.50 54.90 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 26344.00 24007.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]


United Kingdom Bankruptcies

In the United Kingdom, bankruptcies refer to company insolvencies in England and Wales made up of compulsory liquidations (winding-up orders made by the courts) and creditors' voluntary liquidations registered at Companies House. This page provides - United Kingdom Bankruptcies - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Bankruptcies - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4382.00 4083.00 6509.00 924.00 1975 - 2017 Companies Quarterly
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bankruptcies by Country
Country Last
Australia 534.00 Dec/17
Canada 222.00 Nov/17
France 277.00 Nov/17
Germany 1771.00 Nov/17
Italy 3284.00 Jun/17
Japan 635.00 Jan/18
Netherlands 412.00 Jan/18
Russia 3227.00 Sep/17
South Korea 33.00 Aug/17
Spain 1380.00 Dec/17
Switzerland 12927.00 Dec/16
Turkey 2417.00 Jan/18
United Kingdom 4382.00 Dec/17
United States 23157.00 Dec/17


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