A decrease in enterprise births in April 2012Enterprises births - April 2012

In April 2012, the number of enterprise births decreased compared to March: -3.5% for enterprise births excluding self-managed enterprises (seasonally and working-day adjusted data); -9.8% when the number of self-managed enterprises (raw data) is added.

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No 124
Paru le : 16/05/2012
Prochaine parution le : 13/10/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

Warning : Only enterprise births 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 April 2012, the number of enterprise births decreased compared to March: -3.5% for enterprise births excluding self-managed enterprises (seasonally and working-day adjusted data); -9.8% when the number of self-managed enterprises (raw data) is added.

+0.8% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of entries, added up February, March and April 2012, slightly increased compared to the same quarter one year before (+0.8%).

The sectors that most contributed to that increase were « information and communication » and construction.

-4% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the number of births decreased by 4.0% year-on-year.

111,457 self-managed enterprises since the beginning of 2012

For the first four months of 2012, one out of every two births enterprises were self-managed enterprises (111,457).

tab0EN – Self-managed entreprise births

Raw data
Self-managed entreprise births
Jan. 2012 Feb. 2012 March 2012 April 2012
28 343 26 842 30 265 26 007
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Enterprise births by month

Enterprise births by month
Jan. 2012 Feb. 2012 March 2012 April 2012
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 20 601 20 272 20 755 20 035
Variation [m-o-m] % -5.4 -1.6 2.4 -3.5
Incl., in raw data, self-managed enterprises 48 944 47 114 51 020 46 042
Variation [m-o-m] % 13.4 -3.7 8.3 -9.8
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab2EN – Enterprise births by type

Raw data
Enterprise births by type
Moving total % change* Moving total Moving total
over 3 months over 12 months January- April 2012 January- April 2011
Total 0.8 -4.0 202 788 196 285
Companies -2.9 0.7 59 229 59 838
Individual enterprises 2.4 -5.8 143 559 136 447
Of which self-managed 6.6 -4.8 111 457 101 592
  • * Total of enterprises births during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
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  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

Graph1EN – Enterprise births

  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)