Decrease in business setting up in December 2012Enterprise births - December 2012

In December 2012, the number of business start-ups decreased compared to November: -15.4% for business setting up (seasonally and working-day adjusted data) including self-managed enterprises; it was slightly compensated by the increase of start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises (+1.5%)

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Paru le : 14/01/2013
Prochaine parution le : 14/12/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

Warning : Only business start-ups data excluding self-managed enterprises (SME) are seasonally adjusted. In February 2012, the seasonal adjustment model has been reviewed. In order to get the total of enterprise births, the raw number of SME is added. The SME time series is too short to be properly deseasonalized.

In December 2012, the number of business start-ups decreased compared to November: -15.4% for business setting up (seasonally and working-day adjusted data) including self-managed enterprises; it was slightly compensated by the increase of start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises (+1.5%).

-2.8% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of entries added up in the last quarter 2012 decreased compared to the same quarter one year before (-2.8%).

The sectors that most contributed to that decrease were business support service activities and real estate activities.

Business setting up stabilized year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the number of business start-ups remained stable year-on-year.

307,478 self-managed enterprises since the beginning of 2012

For the first eleven months of 2012, more than one out of two business setting up were self-managed enterprises (307,478). However with 17 581 business starts-up, it reached the lowest point since regulation’s enforcement except for January 2009.

tab0EN – Self-managed business setting up

Raw data
Self-managed business setting up
Sept. 2012 Oct. 2012 Nov. 2012 Dec. 2012
26 289 30 838 24 753 17 581
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Business setting up by month

Business setting up by month
sept 2012 Oct. 2012 Nov. 2012 Dec. 2012
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 19 825 20 056 19 936 20 232
Variation [m-o-m] % -3.5 1.2 -0.6 1.5
Incl., in raw data, self-managed enterprises 46 114 50 894 44 689 37 813
Variation [m-o-m] % 11.6 10.4 -12.2 -15.4
  • * 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 2012 January- December 2011
Total -2.8 0.0 549 975 549 805
Companies -5.3 -4.3 159 529 166 674
Individual enterprises -1.7 1.9 390 446 383 131
Of which self-managed -0.5 5.4 307 478 291 721
  • * Total of enterprises births 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)