Business start-ups decreased in November 2015Enterprises births - November 2015

In November 2015, the number of business births came down by 0.7% (for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted). The downturn in self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (–2.1% after 0.5%) was only partially compensated by a slight rebound inother business start-ups (+0.3% after –0.5%).

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In November 2015, the number of business births came down by 0.7% (for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted). The downturn in self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (–2.1% after 0.5%) was only partially compensated by a slight rebound inother business start-ups (+0.3% after –0.5%).

–3.5% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The raw amount of births added up in the last three months dropped by 3.5% compared to the same months one year before. This was due to the slump of self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (–21.7%). Trade and construction were the sectors that most contributed to this fall1.

–3.8% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months slipped by 3.8% year-on-year, due to the sharp decline in self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' set-ups (–19.0%). However, other types of enterprises start-ups increased: sole proprietorships creations excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs shoot up (+22.3%) and companies' start-ups expanded (+3.8%).

Little less than half of business set-ups is a self-managed micro-entrepreneur's registration

In November 2015, micro–entrepreneurs' registrations amounted to 43.3% of business set-ups over the twelve last months.

tab0EN – Business set-ups distribution by type

% over the twelve last months (raw data)
Business set-ups distribution by type
Sept. 2015 Oct. 2015 Nov. 2015
Companies 32,0 32,2 32,5
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 22,9 23,6 24,2
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 45,2 44,2 43,3
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

1 The contribution of a sector to the overall variation is the observed variation of this sector, weighted by the share of this sector in the total number of births.

Graph1EN – Business start-ups (sa-wda *)

  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

Graph2EN – Trade and business support activities start-ups (sa-wda *)

  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

Graph3EN – Construction and real estate business start-ups (sa-wda *)

  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Business set-ups by month (sa-wda *)

Business set-ups by month (sa-wda *)
Aug. 2015 Sept. 2015 Oct. 2015 Nov. 2015
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 25,251 26,205 26,077 26,153
Variation [m-o-m] % -1.9 3.8 -0.5 0.3
Incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 43,101 44,571 44,528 44,218
Variation [m-o-m] % -1.0 3.4 -0.1 -0.7
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab2EN – Business start-ups by type

Raw data
Business start-ups by type
Moving total % change * Moving total Moving total
over 3 months over 12 months January- November 2015 January- November 2014
Total -3.5 -3.8 481,569 506,237
Companies 6.6 3.8 155,446 150,339
Sole proprietorships -7.5 -7.1 326,123 355,898
Of which self-managed micro-entrepreneurs -21.7 -19.0 207,195 262,823
  • * Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab3EN – Number of business set-ups (incl. self-managed micro-enterprises)

sa-wda *
Number of business set-ups (incl. self-managed micro-enterprises)
NA Sept. 2015 Oct. 2015 Nov. 2015
Total 44,571 44,528 44,218
Industry BE 2,034 2,031 2,044
Of which Manufacturing C 1,785 1,776 1,769
Construction FZ 5,416 5,171 5,111
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 12,755 12,956 12,874
Of which Trade G 8,257 8,182 8,147
Of which Transportation and storage H 2,102 2,503 2,482
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 2,406 2,431 2,452
Information and communication JZ 2,096 2,069 2,125
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,329 1,319 1,299
Real estate activities LZ 1,512 1,589 1,515
Business support activities MN 9,694 9,878 9,813
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 5,468 5,509 5,485
Other services activities RS 4,268 4,008 3,951
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab3bisEN – Fluctuation in the number of business set-ups (incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs)

In %
Fluctuation in the number of business set-ups (incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs)
NA Nov. 15 / Oct. 15 Moving total % change**
sa-wda * over 3 months over 12 months
Total -0.7 -3.5 -3.8
Industry BE 0.7 -16.3 -14.2
Of which Manufacturing C -0.4 -18.0 -15.9
Construction FZ -1.1 -13.8 -15.9
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI -0.6 -1.8 -2.5
Of which Trade G -0.4 -9.7 -8.4
Of which Transportation and storage H -0.9 45.4 40.9
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 0.9 -4.6 -2.3
Information and communication JZ 2.7 -6.4 -1.9
Financial and insurance activities KZ -1.5 5.5 11.4
Real estate activities LZ -4.7 19.6 5.5
Business support activities MN -0.7 0.3 -1.2
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ -0.4 0.1 4.5
Other services activities RS -1.4 -8.6 -7.7
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • ** Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)