Decrease in wholesale bankruptcies

Decrease in wholesale bankruptcies

The number of bankruptcies has dropped 11.9 % in September and for 2014, the drop has been 7.12 % so far. The drop can be registered for every branch.

Wholesale has improved as well


It is the third straight month with a drop in bankruptcies, according to Graydon. The company highlights that it is still the second highest level of bankruptcies since 2005.


Wholesale bankruptcies have dropped as well, albeit very slowly (- 1.37 %, a drop of 10 bankruptcies in absolute numbers). Pretty much every other branch has double-digit drops.

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