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

In March 2014, the number of business start-ups including self-managed enterprises seasonally and working-day adjusted data (sa-wda) slipped compared to February: ( -1.5%) and (-0.9%) for business start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises.

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Paru le : 16/04/2014
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In March 2014, the number of business start-ups including self-managed enterprises seasonally and working-day adjusted data (sa-wda) slipped compared to February: ( -1.5%) and (-0.9%) for business start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises.

+1.9% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of entries added up in the last quarter increased compared to the same quarter one year before (+1.9%).

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

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

During the last twelve months, the number of business start-ups remained steady (-0.1%) year-on-year.

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

In March 2014, 51% 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 %
Jan. 2014 Feb. 2014 March 2014
Companies 29,5 29,5 29,7
Individual enterprises 19,5 19,5 19,4
Self-managed business 51,1 51,0 50,9
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Business set-ups by month

Business set-ups by month
Dec. 2013 Jan. 2014 Feb. 2014 March 2014
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 22 064 22 528 22 686 22 475
Variation [m-o-m] % -2.8 2.1 0.7 -0.9
Incl., self-managed enterprises 45 274 46 947 46 046 45 379
Variation [m-o-m] % 0.3 3.7 -1.9 -1.5
  • * 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- March 2014 January- March 2013
Total 1.9 -0.1 150 616 147 773
Companies 3.7 1.8 44 783 43 199
Individual enterprises 1.2 -1.0 105 833 104 574
Of which self-managed 0.8 -7.3 75 801 75 180
  • * 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)