Slight increase in business start-ups in December 2013Enterprise births - December 2013

In December 2013, the number of business start-ups rose slightly compared to November: +0.3% for business setting up seasonally and working-day adjusted data (sa-wda) including self-managed enterprises. The increase in business start-ups self-managed enterprises (+3.7% sa-wda) compensated the decrease in business start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises (-3.0% sa-wda).

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Paru le : 15/01/2014
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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 December 2013, the number of business start-ups rose slightly compared to November: +0.3% for business setting up seasonally and working-day adjusted data (sa-wda) including self-managed enterprises. The increase in business start-ups self-managed enterprises (+3.7% sa-wda) compensated the decrease in business start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises (-3.0% sa-wda).

+1.5% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of entries added up in the last quarter increased compared to the same quarter one year before (+1.5%).

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

-2.1% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the number of business start-ups decreased by 2.1% year-on-year.

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

In December 2013, 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 %
Oct. 2013 Nov. 2013 Dec. 2013
Companies 29,5 29,5 29,5
Individual enterprises 18,9 19,3 19,4
Self-managed business 51,6 51,3 51,1
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Business set-ups by month

Business set-ups by month
Sept. 2013 Oct. 2013 Nov. 2013 Dec. 2013
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 22 068 22 451 22 684 21 999
Variation [m-o-m] % 1.2 1.7 1.0 -3.0
Incl., self-managed enterprises 45 627 45 062 45 035 45 170
Variation [m-o-m] % 4.2 -1.2 -0.1 0.3
  • * 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- December 2013 January- December 2012
Total 1.5 -2.1 538 185 549 975
Companies 3.5 -0.4 158 875 159 529
Individual enterprises 0.7 -2.9 379 310 390 446
Of which self-managed -6.5 -10.6 274 942 307 478
  • * 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)