Insolvency statistics in Canada—Fourth quarter of 2020 (br04419)

Table 4: Insolvencies by NAICS Economic Sectors, Canada
- Volume % Change 12-Month Period Ending 
Q4 2020 Q3 2020 Q4 2019 Q3 2020 to
Q4 2020
Q4 2019 to
Q4 2020
12-31-2020 12-31-2019 % Change
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting  15 16 18 -6.3 -16.7 61 64 -4.7
Bankruptcies 9 13 13 -30.8 -30.8 44 46 -4.3
Proposals 6 3 5 100.0 20.0 17 18 -5.6
Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction 17 8 8 112.5 112.5 36 42 -14.3
Bankruptcies 13 5 4 160.0 225.0 25 25 0.0
Proposals 4 3 4 33.3 0.0 11 17 -35.3
Utilities 1 1 1 0.0 0.0 5 7 -28.6
Bankruptcies 1 1 0 0.0 n/a 5 4 25.0
Proposals 0 0 1 n/a -100.0 0 3 -100.0
Construction 73 63 153 15.9 -52.3 338 684 -50.6
Bankruptcies 64 51 105 25.5 -39.0 258 499 -48.3
Proposals 9 12 48 -25.0 -81.3 80 185 -56.8
Manufacturing  49 48 98 2.1 -50.0 231 338 -31.7
Bankruptcies 35 38 64 -7.9 -45.3 165 243 -32.1
Proposals 14 10 34 40.0 -58.8 66 95 -30.5
Wholesale Trade 33 36 49 -8.3 -32.7 139 191 -27.2
Bankruptcies 25 29 32 -13.8 -21.9 110 132 -16.7
Proposals 8 7 17 14.3 -52.9 29 59 -50.8
Retail Trade 71 96 119 -26.0 -40.3 377 384 -1.8
Bankruptcies 55 72 85 -23.6 -35.3 270 293 -7.8
Proposals 16 24 34 -33.3 -52.9 107 91 17.6
Transportation and Warehousing 45 34 58 32.4 -22.4 164 219 -25.1
Bankruptcies 32 29 47 10.3 -31.9 123 164 -25.0
Proposals 13 5 11 160.0 18.2 41 55 -25.5
Information and Cultural Industries 13 7 18 85.7 -27.8 48 80 -40.0
Bankruptcies 11 3 15 266.7 -26.7 36 60 -40.0
Proposals 2 4 3 -50.0 -33.3 12 20 -40.0
Finance and Insurance  15 6 12 150.0 25.0 38 63 -39.7
Bankruptcies 11 5 11 120.0 0.0 28 52 -46.2
Proposals 4 1 1 300.0 300.0 10 11 -9.1
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing  51 22 46 131.8 10.9 140 159 -11.9
Bankruptcies 39 20 29 95.0 34.5 102 119 -14.3
Proposals 12 2 17 500.0 -29.4 38 40 -5.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 55 39 52 41.0 5.8 186 285 -34.7
Bankruptcies 51 31 42 64.5 21.4 142 224 -36.6
Proposals 4 8 10 -50.0 -60.0 44 61 -27.9
Management of Companies and Enterprises 17 25 16 -32.0 6.3 96 84 14.3
Bankruptcies 12 20 16 -40.0 -25.0 68 68 0.0
Proposals 5 5 0 0.0 n/a 28 16 75.0
Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services 32 36 42 -11.1 -23.8 120 175 -31.4
Bankruptcies 24 30 30 -20.0 -20.0 84 124 -32.3
Proposals 8 6 12 33.3 -33.3 36 51 -29.4
Educational Services 12 9 8 33.3 50.0 39 33 18.2
Bankruptcies 10 7 5 42.9 100.0 32 23 39.1
Proposals 2 2 3 0.0 -33.3 7 10 -30.0
Health Care and Social Assistance 23 13 19 76.9 21.1 68 85 -20.0
Bankruptcies 19 10 14 90.0 35.7 53 58 -8.6
Proposals 4 3 5 33.3 -20.0 15 27 -44.4
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 23 29 16 -20.7 43.8 117 78 50.0
Bankruptcies 16 25 12 -36.0 33.3 93 62 50.0
Proposals 7 4 4 75.0 75.0 24 16 50.0
Accommodation and Food Services 93 103 111 -9.7 -16.2 441 506 -12.8
Bankruptcies 72 84 83 -14.3 -13.3 357 400 -10.8
Proposals 21 19 28 10.5 -25.0 84 106 -20.8
Other Services (except Public Administration) 30 34 63 -11.8 -52.4 139 203 -31.5
Bankruptcies 25 28 43 -10.7 -41.9 111 150 -26.0
Proposals 5 6 20 -16.7 -75.0 28 53 -47.2
Public Administration 0 3 0 -100.0 n/a 3 0 n/a
Bankruptcies 0 2 0 -100.0 n/a 2 0 n/a
Proposals 0 1 0 -100.0 n/a 1 0 n/a
Total 668 628 907 6.4 -26.4 2,786 3,680 -24.3
Bankruptcies 524 503 650 4.2 -19.4 2,108 2,746 -23.2
Proposals 144 125 257 15.2 -44.0 678 934 -27.4