Insolvency Statistics in Canada—April 2016

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The total number of insolvencies (bankruptcies and proposals) in Canada decreased by 0.7 percent in April 2016 from the previous month. Bankruptcies increased by 3.8 percent and proposals decreased by 5.3 percent.

The total number of insolvencies in April 2016 was 4.5 percent higher than the total number of insolvencies in April 2015. Consumer insolvencies increased by 4.9 percent, while business insolvencies decreased by 7.8 percent.

For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2016, the total number of insolvencies increased by 3.0 percent compared with the 12-month period ending April 30, 2015.

Consumer insolvencies for the 12-month period ending April 30, 2016, increased by 3.3 percent compared with the 12-month period ending April 30, 2015. Consumer bankruptcies decreased by 0.9 percent, while consumer proposals increased by 8.2 percent. The proportion of proposals in consumer insolvencies increased to 48.4 percent during the 12-month period ending April 30, 2016, up from 46.2 percent during the 12-month period ending April 30, 2015. For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2016, consumer insolvency filings accounted for 96.8 percent of the total insolvency filings.

Business insolvencies for the 12-month period ending April 30, 2016, decreased by 5.2 percent compared with the 12-month period ending April 30, 2015. The three sectors that registered the biggest decrease in the number of insolvencies were transportation and warehousing; wholesale trade; and manufacturing. Real estate and rental and leasing; and construction experienced the biggest increase in insolvencies.

Four Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) proceedings were filed with the OSB in April 2016. Please refer to the CCAA Records List for additional details. Note: The Insolvency Statistics in Canada—April 2016 report, which pertains to bankruptcies and proposals filed under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, does not include CCAA filings.

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