Decrease in business start-ups in August 2013Enterprise births - August 2013

In August 2013, the number of business start-ups decreased compared to July: -11.4% for business setting up (seasonally and working-day adjusted data) including self-managed enterprises. This fall is slightly compensated by the start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises (+0.8% seasonally and working-day adjusted data).

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Paru le : 13/09/2013
Prochaine parution le : 16/01/2018 at 08:45 - December 2017

Warning : Only business start-ups data excluding self-managed enterprises (SME) are seasonally adjusted. In order to get the total number of enterprise creation, the raw number of SME is added. The SME time series is too short to be properly deseasonalized; those data will be seasonally adjusted in the next and subsequent issues.

In August 2013, the number of business start-ups decreased compared to July: -11.4% for business setting up (seasonally and working-day adjusted data) including self-managed enterprises. This fall is slightly compensated by the start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises (+0.8% seasonally and working-day adjusted data).

-6.2% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of entries added up in the last quarter decreased compared to the same quarter one year before (-6.2%).

The sectors that most contributed to that decrease were construction, household services and business support activities.

-4.2% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the number of business start-ups decreased by 4.2% year-on-year.

181,648 self-managed enterprises since the beginning of 2013

For the first eight months of 2013, more than one out of two businesses set up were self-managed enterprises (181,648).

tab0 – Self-managed business set-ups

Raw data
Self-managed business set-ups
May 2013 June 2013 July 2013 Aug. 2013
22 291 21 937 21 446 16 331
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Business set-ups by month

Business set-ups by month
May 2013 June 2013 July 2013 Aug. 2013
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 22 577 21 908 21 742 21 920
Variation [m-o-m] % 4.5 -3.0 -0.8 0.8
Incl., in raw data, self-managed enterprises 44 868 43 845 43 188 38 251
Variation [m-o-m] % -2.6 -2.3 -1.5 -11.4
  • * 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- August 2013 January- August 2012
Total -6.2 -4.2 358 321 373 332
Companies -2.4 -3.9 106 493 108 730
Individual enterprises -7.8 -4.4 251 828 264 602
Of which self-managed -16.7 -9.1 181 648 208 017
  • * Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • // = meaningless
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

Graph1EN – Business start-ups

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