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    2019 Statistics for insolvency proceedings in France

    First quarter:

    14 146 judgments opening insolvency proceedings were registered for the 2019 first quarter (-1,1% compared to the 2018 first quarter) including:
    • 9 837 liquidation proceedings;
    • 4 057 reorganisation proceedings; and
    • 252 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.

    For further information
    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.
    For further information
    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%). 
    For further information
    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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