An increase in enterprise births in May 2011Enterprise births - May 2011

In May 2011, the number of enterprise births increased compared to April: +29% for enterprise births excluding self-managed enterprises (seasonally and working-day adjusted data); +15.1% when the number of self-managed enterprises (raw data) is added.

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No 149
Paru le : 16/06/2011
Prochaine parution le : 14/12/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

Warning : From the August issue, only enterprise births data excluding self-managed enterprises (SME) are seasonally adjusted. In order to get the total of enterprise births, the raw number of SME is added. The SME time series is too short to be properly deseasonalized.

In May 2011, the number of enterprise births increased compared to April: +29% for enterprise births excluding self-managed enterprises (seasonally and working-day adjusted data); +15.1% when the number of self-managed enterprises (raw data) is added.

-14.9% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of entries, added up March, April and May 2011, decreased by 14.9% compared to the same quarter one year before.

The sectors that most contributed to that decrease were service activities and wholesale and retail trade.

-8.2% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the number of births decreased by 8.2% year-on-year.

127,217 self-managed enterprises since the beginning of 2011

From January to May 2011, one out of every two births enterprises were self-managed enterprises (127,217).

tab0EN – Self-managed entreprise births

Raw data
Self-managed entreprise births
Feb. 2011 March 2011 April 2011 May 2011
25 010 28 610 24 430 25 542
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Enterprise births by month

Enterprise births by month
Feb. 2011 March 2011 April 2011 May 2011
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 22 391 23 871 18 416 23 759
Variation [m-o-m] % 14.0 6.6 -22.9 29.0
Incl. self-managed enterprises (in raw data) 47 401 52 481 42 846 49 301
Variation [m-o-m] % 9.6 10.7 -18.4 15.1
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab2EN – Enterprise births by type

Raw data
Enterprise births by type
Moving total % change* Moving total Moving total
over 3 months over 12 months January- May 2011 January- May 2010
Total -14.9 -8.2 244 442 288 230
Companies 6.8 5.5 74 419 70 685
Individual enterprises -21.8 -12.8 170 023 217 545
Of which self-managed -26.5 -15.7 127 217 173 742
  • * Total of enterprises births during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • // = meaningless
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

Graph1EN – Enterprise births

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