Microenterprises: 2 million very diverse units

Hervé Bacheré, division Enquêtes thématiques et études transversales, Insee

In 2012 in France, 2.1 million microenterprises had 2.3 million employees. They represented 168 billion euros in value added, or 17% of the value added of non-agricultural and non-financial mainly market sectors. The 55% of microenterprises without employees generated low turnovers. Microenterprises work mainly in trade, construction and business services. The majority of them opted for the legal status of limited liability company.

Insee Focus
No 24
Paru le : 30/03/2015