Decrease in business start-ups in April 2013Enterprise births - April 2013

In April 2013, the number of business start-ups decreased compared to March: -2% for business setting up (seasonally and working-day adjusted data) including self-managed enterprises; -1.2% if the number of self-managed enterprises is excluded.

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Paru le : 17/05/2013
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 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 April 2013, the number of business start-ups decreased compared to March: -2% for business setting up (seasonally and working-day adjusted data) including self-managed enterprises; -1.2% if the number of self-managed enterprises is excluded.

-3.1% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of entries added up in the last quarter decreased compared to the same quarter one year before (-3.1%).

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

-2.2% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the number of business start-ups decreased by 2.2% year-on-year.

99,978 self-managed enterprises since the beginning of 2013

For the first four months of 2013, more than one out of two businesses set up were self-managed enterprises (99,978).

tab0 – Self-managed business set-ups

Raw data
Self-managed business set-ups
Jan. 2013 Feb. 2013 March 2013 April 2013
26 088 23 820 25 370 24 700
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Business set-ups by month

Business set-ups by month
Jan. 2013 Feb. 2013 March 2013 April 2013
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 21 356 22 208 21 990 21 732
Variation [m-o-m] % 4.2 4.0 -1.0 -1.2
Incl., in raw data, self-managed enterprises 47 444 46 028 47 360 46 432
Variation [m-o-m] % 24.6 -3.0 2.9 -2.0
  • * 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- April 2013 January- April 2012
Total -3.1 -2.2 196 035 202 255
Companies -2.5 -4.8 57 462 59 097
Individual enterprises -3.3 -1.0 138 573 143 158
Of which self-managed -10.8 -1.7 99 978 111 160
  • * 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)