Debtors in enforcement
|Updated: 29.7.2013 - Next update: 27.1.2014|
Number of debtors in enforcement increasing among natural persons and dropping among legal personsDuring the first half of 2013, a total of 404,311 natural persons and 40,374 legal persons were engaged in a recovery of debt process (in 2012 the corresponding figures were 383,325 and 41,719). Compared to the same period in 2012, the number of natural persons increased by 5.47% whereas the number of legal persons fell by 3.22%.
National Administrative Office for Enforcement, Administrative Unit
Description of indicator
The indicator, published since 2005, describes the number of individual debtors in enforcement over the first six-month period and during the entire calendar year.
The previous indicator, which is available for years 1989-2012, described the number of debtors in en-forcement at the end of a given year.
Debtors in enforcement include both natural and legal persons. Natural persons include private citizens, self-employed people and the estates of deceased persons. Legal persons include businesses, founda-tions, municipalities and the state.
Enforcement measures may be terminated when
- the debt is paid
- the debtor is found insolvent during enforcement
- the debtor is accepted for a debt rearrangement or reorganisation proceedings
- bankruptcy proceedings are in progress
- a claim falls under the statute of limitations.
The National Administrative Office for Enforcement publishes information on the number of debtors in enforcement at the end of January and July.