Increase in business start-ups in January 2014Enterprise births - January 2014

In January 2014, the number of business start-ups seasonally and working-day adjusted data (sa-wda) rose compared to December: +4.1% for business setting up including self-managed enterprises, +2.4% business start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises.

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No 35
Paru le : 14/02/2014
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 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 January 2014, the number of business start-ups seasonally and working-day adjusted data (sa-wda) rose compared to December: +4.1% for business setting up including self-managed enterprises, +2.4% business start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises.

+3.5% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of entries added up in the last quarter increased compared to the same quarter one year before (+3.5%).

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

-1.4% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the number of business start-ups decreased by 1.4% year-on-year.

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

In January 2014, 51.1% 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 %
Nov. 2013 Dec. 2013 Jan. 2014
Companies 29,5 29,5 29,4
Individual enterprises 19,3 19,4 19,5
Self-managed business 51,3 51,1 51,1
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Business set-ups by month

Business set-ups by month
Oct. 2013 Nov. 2013 Dec. 2013 Jan. 2014
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 22 514 22 738 22 210 22 746
Variation [m-o-m] % 1.7 1.0 -2.3 2.4
Incl., self-managed enterprises 45 325 45 367 45 713 47 607
Variation [m-o-m] % -1.1 0.1 0.8 4.1
  • * 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- January 2014 January- January 2013
Total 3.5 -1.4 53 070 50 711
Companies 3.2 0.1 15 016 14 706
Individual enterprises 3.7 -2.1 38 054 36 005
Of which self-managed -0.9 -9.6 27 205 26 088
  • * 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)