Decrease in business start-ups in February 2014Enterprise births - February 2014

In February 2014, the number of business start-ups including self-managed enterprises seasonally and working-day adjusted data (sa-wda) slipped compared to January ( -1.9%). However business start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises stabilized (+0.4) .

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Paru le : 14/03/2014
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Warning : From September 2013 data onwards, the seasonal and working-day adjustment model has been modified, for monthly business start-up data. Previously, only the time series for business set-ups excluding self-managed enterprises were seasonally adjusted. The self-managed enterprises time series were too short to be properly deseasonalized. From now on, the self-managed enterprises time series are seasonally adjusted for each main sector. However, for the self-managed enterprises time series in the sectors of “Financial and insurance activities”, “Real estate” and “Trade, transport, accommodation and catering” , the raw data are similar to seasonally adjusted data, due to a low number of registrations and difficulty identifying a seasonal trend.

In February 2014, the number of business start-ups including self-managed enterprises seasonally and working-day adjusted data (sa-wda) slipped compared to January ( -1.9%). However business start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises stabilized (+0.4) .

+5.3% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of entries added up in the last quarter increased compared to the same quarter one year before (+5.3%).

The sectors that most contributed to that rise were business support activities and wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food and beverage service activities.

-0.9% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the number of business start-ups decreased by 0.9% year-on-year.

More than one creation out of two is a self-managed enterprise

In February 2014, 51% businesses sets up were self-managed enterprises.

tab0 – business set-ups distribution by type %

Raw data moving total over 12 month
business set-ups distribution by type %
Dec. 2013 Jan. 2014 Feb. 2014
Companies 29,5 29,5 29,5
Individual enterprises 19,4 19,5 19,5
Self-managed business 51,1 51,1 51,0
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Business set-ups by month

Business set-ups by month
Nov. 2013 Dec. 2013 Jan. 2014 Feb. 2014
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 22 744 22 173 22 630 22 731
Variation [m-o-m] % 1.0 -2.5 2.1 0.4
Incl., self-managed enterprises 45 231 45 471 47 221 46 334
Variation [m-o-m] % 0.0 0.5 3.9 -1.9
  • * 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- February 2014 January- February 2013
Total 5.3 -0.9 101 404 98 093
Companies 5.6 0.9 29 669 28 756
Individual enterprises 5.1 -1.6 71 735 69 337
Of which self-managed 3.6 -8.6 51 309 49 908
  • * 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)