A slight decrease in enterprise births in May 2012Enterprises births - May 2012

In May 2012, the total number of enterprise births slightly decreased compared to April: -0.9% (seasonally and working-day adjusted data) when the number of self-managed enterprises (raw data) is added (+0.6% for the only enterprise births excluding self-managed enterprises).

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No 147
Paru le : 13/06/2012
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 May 2012, the total number of enterprise births slightly decreased compared to April: +0.6% for the only enterprise births excluding self-managed enterprises (seasonally and working-day adjusted data); -0.9% when the number of self-managed enterprises (raw data) is added.

-3.3% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of entries, added up March, April and May 2012, decreased compared to the same quarter one year before (-3.3%).

The sectors that most contributed to that decrease were wholesale and retail trade and business support activities.

-4.5% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the number of births decreased by 4.5% year-on-year.

136,614 self-managed enterprises since the beginning of 2012

For the first five months of 2012, one out of every two births enterprises were self-managed enterprises (136,614).

tab0EN – Self-managed entreprise births

Raw data
Self-managed entreprise births
Feb. 2012 March 2012 April 2012 May 2012
26 842 30 179 25 893 25 357
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Enterprise births by month

Enterprise births by month
Feb. 2012 March 2012 April 2012 May 2012
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 20 250 20 697 19 951 20 071
Variation [m-o-m] % -1.8 2.2 -3.6 0.6
Incl., in raw data, self-managed enterprises 47 092 50 876 45 844 45 428
Variation [m-o-m] % -3.8 8.0 -9.9 -0.9
  • * 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- May 2012 January- May 2011
Total -3.3 -4.5 245 754 243 965
Companies -9.1 -2.4 71 000 74 334
Individual enterprises -0.8 -5.4 174 754 169 631
Of which self-managed 4.0 -3.7 136 614 126 920
  • * 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)