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

In October 2013, the number of business start-ups weakened compared to September: -0.7% for business setting up seasonally and working-day adjusted data (sa-wda) including self-managed enterprises. The decrease in self-managed enterprises is partly balanced by business start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises +1.9% (sa-wda).

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Paru le : 14/11/2013
Prochaine parution le : 14/12/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

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 seasonaly 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 October 2013, the number of business start-ups weakened compared to September: -0.7% for business setting up seasonally and working-day adjusted data (sa-wda) including self-managed enterprises. The decrease in self-managed enterprises is partly balanced by business start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises +1.9% (sa-wda).

-1.6% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of entries added up in the last quarter decreased compared to the same quarter one year before (-1.6%).

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

-4.3% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the number of business start-ups decreased by 4.3% year-on-year.

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

In October 2013, 51.6% 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 %
Aug. 2013 Sept. 2013 Oct. 2013
Companies 29.4 29.4 29.4
Individual enterprises 18.0 18.5 18.9
Self-managed business 52.5 52.2 51.6
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Business set-ups by month

Business set-ups by month
July 2013 Aug. 2013 Sept. 2013 Oct. 2013
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 21 811 21 835 22 109 22 529
Variation [m-o-m] % -0.7 0.1 1.3 1.9
Incl., self-managed enterprises 44 666 43 928 46 008 45 676
Variation [m-o-m] % 0.5 -1.7 4.7 -0.7
  • * 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- October 2013 January- October 2012
Total -1.6 -4.3 456 370 469 751
Companies 0.3 -3.0 132 647 134 151
Individual enterprises -2.3 -4.9 323 723 335 600
Of which self-managed -10.7 -11.5 234 753 265 144
  • * 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)