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BankruptcyData's analysis reveals that 2017 saw a continued reduction of Service sector bankruptcies and ongoing growth in the Retail and Finance, Insurance and Real Estate industries. Service bankruptcies generated 27.5% of overall filings in 2017; this figure is down from 2013's 41.4%. Retail bankruptcies, on the other hand, have grown as a percent of overall bankruptcies from 11.3% in 2015 to 14.9% in 2017. The Finance, Insurance and Real Estate industry generated 20.3% of overall business bankruptcies in 2017: This count represents a significant uptick from 2013's 12.0%.
In terms of industries represented in public company bankruptcies, this year's Energy and Mining sector activity remained significant—generating 21 of the year's 71 public bankruptcies (or 30%). Despite 2017's impressive totals, this industry's impact declined from 2016's 41%.
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