Business registrations and bankruptcies in the EU rise in Q1 2021

In the first quarter of 2021, registrations of new businesses increased slightly compared with the previous quarter (by 0.3 %).

For declared bankruptcies, there was a 5.8 % growth in the first quarter of 2021 compared with the fourth quarter of 2020.

Year-on-year comparisons show that the number of registrations of new businesses increased by 11.8 % in the first quarter of 2021 compared with a year earlier, while the number of registered bankruptcies increased by 7.3 %.

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