Despite the coronacrisis in the first half of this year, on balance, more new companies in the Netherlands. This is mainly due to the rapid growth in the number of new online shops, it appears, on Monday, figures from the bedrijfsinformatiespecialist Graydon.
The total number of enterprises in the Netherlands grew in the first half of the year, with 81.000. This is, however, lower than in the first six months of last year, when there was a net 87.000 companies have joined.
a total of 137.000 companies have started and stopped there 56.000 their business. The number of starters in the second quarter, when the corona virus had been struck by a lot less than in the first.
Analyst George van den Berg, of Graydon, said that in previous years, the number of new businesses in the first quarter to be higher than that of the second one. "But we have no doubt that there are entrepreneurs who in their planning for a new business, in the meantime, have put in."
a Lot of new online stores
There have been more new businesses created in the sector of wholesale and Retail trade and in particular on the websites. Of the new businesses in that sector, 90 per cent of a retail website. The growth in the number of startups is therefore in this sector to as much as 30 per cent higher than in 2019.
The number of corporate bankruptcies increased by 2.6 per cent to two thousand. Graydon says that the big faillissementsgolf they had been given, even if it's a desk, there is that which is to come in the third and fourth quarter of the year.
The number of insolvencies increased most in the areas of Education, and Other services to the Hospitality industry. According to Van den Berg, was in any of these sectors, although the coronacrisis an increase in the number of bankruptcies. "It is too early to say that there is a direct correlation."