Sligth decrease in business start-ups in November 2013Enterprises births - November 2013

In November 2013, the number of business start-ups dipped sligthly compared to October: -0.1% for business setting up seasonally and working-day adjusted data (sa-wda) including self-managed enterprises. The increase in business start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises (+1.1% sa-wda) partly compensate the decrease in self-managed enterprises (-1.2% sa-wda).

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Paru le : 13/12/2013
Prochaine parution le : 13/10/2017 at 08:45 - September 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 November 2013, the number of business start-ups dipped sligthly compared to October: -0.1% for business setting up seasonally and working-day adjusted data (sa-wda) including self-managed enterprises. The increase in business start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises (+1.1% sa-wda) partly compensate the decrease in self-managed enterprises (-1.2% sa-wda).

+0.3% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of entries added up in the last quarter increased sligthly compared to the same quarter one year before (+0.3%).

The sectors that most contributed to that rise were education, health, social work and business support activities.

-4.0% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the number of business start-ups decreased by 4.0% year-on-year.

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

In November 2013, 51.3% 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 %
Sept. 2013 Oct. 2013 Nov. 2013
Companies 29,4 29,5 29,5
Individual enterprises 18,5 18,9 19,3
Self-managed business 52,2 51,6 51,3
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Business set-ups by month

Business set-ups by month
Aug. 2013 Sept. 2013 Oct. 2013 Nov. 2013
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 21 861 22 133 22 587 22 828
Variation [m-o-m] % 0.2 1.2 2.0 1.1
Incl., self-managed enterprises 43 889 45 784 45 365 45 326
Variation [m-o-m] % -1.6 4.3 -0.9 -0.1
  • * 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- November 2013 January- November 2012
Total 0.3 -4.0 497 955 513 120
Companies 1.0 -2.8 144 714 146 708
Individual enterprises 0.0 -4.5 353 241 366 412
Of which self-managed -8.1 -11.9 256 603 289 897
  • * 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)