The Scottish Retail Consortium and KPMG say the decline follows five months of recorded increases.
Analysis shows the average number killed in Scotland was higher than anywhere else in Britain over five years.
The Oil and Gas Authority says "strong and diverse" bids have come from "multinationals to micro businesses".
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