Decrease in business start-ups in May 2013Enterprises births - May 2013

In May 2013, the number of business start-ups decreased compared to April: -2.1% for business setting up (seasonally and working-day adjusted data) including self-managed enterprises; on the other hand start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises seasonally and working-day adjusted data increased +5.1%.

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Paru le : 14/06/2013
Prochaine parution le : 13/10/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

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

In May 2013, the number of business start-ups decreased compared to April: -2.1% for business setting up (seasonally and working-day adjusted data) including self-managed enterprises; on the other hand start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises seasonally and working-day adjusted data increased +5.1%.

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

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

The sectors that most contributed to that decrease were household services, business support activities and construction.

-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.

122,250 self-managed enterprises since the beginning of 2013

For the first five months of 2013, more than one out of two businesses set up were self-managed enterprises (122,250).

tab0 – Self-managed business set-ups

Raw data
Self-managed business set-ups
Feb. 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013
23 820 25 272 24 582 22 488
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Business set-ups by month

Business set-ups by month
Feb. 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 22 265 22 068 21 712 22 823
Variation [m-o-m] % 4.0 -0.9 -1.6 5.1
Incl., in raw data, self-managed enterprises 46 085 47 340 46 294 45 311
Variation [m-o-m] % -3.0 2.7 -2.2 -2.1
  • * 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- May 2013 January- May 2012
Total -1.9 -1.4 238 719 245 190
Companies 0.0 -3.0 69 707 70 877
Individual enterprises -2.7 -0.7 169 012 174 313
Of which self-managed -10.8 -2.5 122 250 136 299
  • * 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)