France

2022 French Statistics

Q1 2022 Statistics for insolvency proceedings in France
9 972 judgments opening insolvency proceedings were registered for Q1 2022 (+34,6% compared to Q1 2021) including:

  • 7 564 liquidation proceedings;
  • 2 188 reorganisation proceedings; and
  • 220 safeguard proceedings.

Source: https://www.altares.com/en/

Update: April 2022


2021 French Statistics

2021 Statistics for insolvency proceedings in France
28 371 judgments opening insolvency proceedings were registered for the overall 2021 (-11,8% compared to 2020) including:

  • 21 138 liquidation proceedings;
  • 6 504 reorganisation proceedings; and
  • 729 safeguard proceedings.

Source: https://www.altares.com/en/

Update: January 2022
Reported by Jean BARON, CBF Associés, France/INSOL Europe Country Coordinator for France


2020 French Statistics

2020 Statistics for insolvency proceedings in France

32 184 judgments opening insolvency proceedings were registered for the overall 2020 (-38,1%) including:

  • 23 321 liquidation proceedings;
  • 8 030 reorganisation proceedings; and
  • 833 safeguard proceedings.

Source: https://www.altares.com/en/


2019 Statistics for insolvency proceedings in France

52 002 judgments opening insolvency proceedings were registered for the overall 2019 (-4,8%) including:
  • 35 156 liquidation proceedings;
  • 15 875 reorganisation proceedings; and
  • 971 safeguard proceedings.

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Source: Altares

2018 Statistics for insolvency proceedings in France

54 627 judgments opening insolvency proceedings were registered for the overall 2018 (-1,0%) including:
  • 37 214 liquidation proceedings;
  • 16 359 reorganisation proceedings; and
  • 1 054 safeguard proceedings.

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Source: Altares

2017 Statistics for insolvency proceedings in France

55 175 judgments opening insolvency proceedings were registered for the overall 2017 (-4,6%) including:
  • 37 519 liquidation proceedings;
  • 16 472 reorganisation proceedings; and
  • 1 184 safeguard proceedings.
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Source: Altares

2016 Statistics for insolvency proceedings in France

57 844 judgments opening insolvency proceedings were registered for the overall 2016 including:
  • 39 263 liquidation proceedings;
  • 17 288 reorganisation proceedings; and
  • 1 293 safeguard proceedings.
For further information
Source: Altares

2015 Statistics for insolvency proceedings in France

63 081 judgments opening insolvency proceedings were registered for the overall 2015 including:
  • 43 178 liquidation proceedings;
  • 18 370 reorganisation proceedings; and
  • 1 533 safeguard proceedings.
For further information
Source: Altares

2014 Statistics for insolvency proceedings in France:

62 586 judgments opening insolvency proceedings were registered for the overall 2014 (-1%) including:
  • 42 874 liquidation proceedings
  • 18 092 reorganisation proceedings
  • 1 620 safeguard proceedings.
For further information
Source: Altares

2013 Statistics for insolvency proceedings in France: 

63 101 judgments opening insolvency proceedings were registered for the overall 2013 (+3 %) including:
  • 61 468 liquidation proceedings and reorganisation proceedings; and
  • 1 633 safeguard proceedings.
For further information
Source: Altares

2012 Statistics for insolvency proceedings in France: 

61 278 judgments opening insolvency proceedings were registered for the overall 2012 (+2.8%) including:
  • 59 780 reorganisation and liquidation proceedings (+2.7%); and
  • 1 498 safeguard proceedings (+5.6%). 
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Source: Altares

2011 Statistics for insolvency proceedings in France:

59 614 judgments opening insolvency proceedings were registered for the overall 2011 (-0.5%) including:
  • 58 195 reorganisation and liquidation proceedings (-0.8%); and
  • 1 419 safeguard proceedings (+14.2%).
For further information
Source: Altares

2010 Statistics for insolvency proceedings in France:

59 917 judgments opening insolvency proceedings were registered for the overall 2010 including:
  • 40 024 liquidation proceedings;
  • 18 650 reorganisation proceedings; and
  • 1 243 safeguard proceedings.
68.2% of judgments opening insolvency proceedings are liquidations versus 68.5% in 2009.

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