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

In February 2012, the number of enterprise births decreased compared to January: -1.2% for enterprise births excluding self-managed enterprises (seasonally and working-day adjusted data); -3.3% when the number of self-managed enterprises (raw data) is added.

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No 68
Paru le : 14/03/2012
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 February 2012, the number of enterprise births decreased compared to January: -1.2% for enterprise births excluding self-managed enterprises (seasonally and working-day adjusted data); -3.3% when the number of self-managed enterprises (raw data) is added.

+4.3% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of entries, added up the last three months, increased by 4.3% compared to the same quarter one year before.

The sectors that most contributed to that increase were education, human health and social work activities and construction.

-7.8% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the number of births decreased by 7.8% year-on-year.

55,554 self-managed enterprises since the beginning of 2012

For the first two months of 2012, one out of every two births enterprises were self-managed enterprises (55,554).

tab0EN – Self-managed entreprise births

Raw data
Self-managed entreprise births
Nov. 2011 Dec. 2011 Jan. 2012 Feb. 2012
26 544 21 363 28 472 27 082
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Enterprise births by month

Enterprise births by month
Nov. 2011 Dec. 2011 Jan. 2012 Feb. 2012
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 22 747 21 820 20 684 20 436
Variation [m-o-m] % 11.7 -4.1 -5.2 -1.2
Incl., in raw data, self-managed enterprises 49 291 43 183 49 156 47 518
Variation [m-o-m] % 7.2 -12.4 13.8 -3.3
  • * 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- February 2012 January- February 2011
Total 4.3 -7.8 102 454 95 044
Companies 2.2 1.9 30 089 29 159
Individual enterprises 5.3 -11.4 72 365 65 885
Of which self-managed 8.5 -12.5 55 554 48 635
  • * 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)