Decrease in business start-ups in May 2014Enterprises births - May 2014

In May 2014, the number of business start-ups including self-managed enterprises seasonally and working-day adjusted data (sa-wda) slipped compared to April: -1.4% and -0.9% for business start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises.

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Paru le : 13/06/2014
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In May 2014, the number of business start-ups including self-managed enterprises seasonally and working-day adjusted data (sa-wda) slipped compared to April: -1.4% and -0.9% for business start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises.

+1.3% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of entries added up in the last three months increased compared to the same months one year before (+1.3%) specially for companies (+6.0%).

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.

-0.1% year-on-year (twelve months basis

During the last twelve months, the number of business start-ups decreased by 0.1% year-on-year but the number of companies increased (2.4%).

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

In May 2014, 50.8% businesses sets up over the last twelve months were self-managed enterprises.

tab0 – business set-ups distribution by type %

Raw data moving total over 12 month
business set-ups distribution by type %
March. 2014 April 2014 May 2014
Companies 29,7 29,8 29,9
Individual enterprises 19,4 19,4 19,3
Self-managed business 50,9 50,8 50,8
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Business set-ups by month

Business set-ups by month
Feb. 2014 March 2014 April 2014 May 2014
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 22 667 22 375 23 019 22 818
Variation [m-o-m] % 0.5 -1.3 2.9 -0.9
Incl., self-managed enterprises 46 011 45 243 46 271 45 644
Variation [m-o-m] % -2.1 -1.7 2.3 -1.4
  • * 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- May 2014 January- May 2013
Total 1.3 -0.1 242 503 238 091
Companies 6.0 2.4 72 742 69 552
Individual enterprises -0.6 -1.1 169 761 168 539
Of which self-managed -0.4 -5.9 122 688 121 934
  • * 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)