Insolvency Statistics in Canada—July 2019

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Read the report Insolvency Statistics in Canada—July 2019.

The total number of insolvencies (bankruptcies and proposals) in Canada increased by 5.5% in July 2019 compared to the previous month. Bankruptcies increased by 5.9% and proposals increased by 5.2%.

The total number of insolvencies in July 2019 was 17.2% higher than the total number of insolvencies in July 2018. Consumer insolvencies increased by 16.9%, while business insolvencies increased by 30.2%.

For the 12-month period ending July 31, 2019, the total number of insolvencies increased by 6.5% compared with the 12-month period ending July 31, 2018.

Consumer insolvencies for the 12-month period ending July 31, 2019, increased by 6.5% compared with the 12-month period ending July 31, 2018. Consumer bankruptcies decreased by 2.8%, while consumer proposals increased by 14.3%. The proportion of proposals in consumer insolvencies increased to 58.6% during the 12-month period ending July 31, 2019, up from 54.6% during the 12-month period ending July 31, 2018. For the 12-month period ending July 31, 2019, consumer insolvency filings accounted for 97.2% of total insolvency filings.

Business insolvencies for the 12-month period ending July 31, 2019, increased by 7.2% compared with the 12-month period ending July 31, 2018. The two sectors that registered the biggest increase in the number of insolvencies were other services (except public administration); and real estate and rental and leasing. Arts, entertainment and recreation; and agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting experienced the biggest decrease in insolvencies.

Two Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) proceedings were filed with the OSB in July 2019. Please refer to the CCAA Records List for additional details. Note: The Insolvency Statistics in Canada reports, which pertain to bankruptcies and proposals filed under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, do not include CCAA filings.

Read the report Insolvency Statistics in Canada—July 2019.

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