With more and more consumers going into dead, insolvency filings in Germany are on the uptick. During the first quarter of 2004, district courts in Germany reported 28,118 insolvencies, a 15.4 percent increase over the same period the previous year, according to the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden. During March, 10,829 filed for bankruptcy -- the greatest number ever recorded in a single month. The business bankruptcies were high during that period, their rates didn't grow as quickly as those of consumers. The 9,867 businesses forced to declare bankruptcy represented a 1.2 percent increase over the previous year.