Increase in business start-ups in March 2013Enterprises births - March 2013

In March 2013, the number of business start-ups increased compared to February: +3.1% for business setting up (seasonally and working-day adjusted data) including self-managed enterprises; start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises decreased slightly (-0.7%).

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Paru le : 12/04/2013
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 March 2013, the number of business start-ups increased compared to February: +3.1% for business setting up (seasonally and working-day adjusted data) including self-managed enterprises; start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises decreased slightly (-0.7%).

-4.9% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of entries added up in the last quarter decreased compared to the same quarter one year before (-4.9%).

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

-2.5% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the number of business start-ups decreased by 2.5% year-on-year.

75,484 self-managed enterprises since the beginning of 2013

For the first three months of 2013, more than one out of two businesses set up were self-managed enterprises (75,484).

tab0 – Self-managed business set-ups

Raw data
Self-managed business set-ups
Dec. 2012 Jan. 2013 Feb. 2013 March 2013
17 581 26 088 23 912 25 484
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Business set-ups by month

Business set-ups by month
Dec. 2012 Jan. 2013 Feb. 2013 March 2013
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 20 515 21 399 22 307 22 155
Variation [m-o-m] % 2.1 4.3 4.2 -0.7
Incl., in raw data, self-managed enterprises 38 096 47 487 46 219 47 639
Variation [m-o-m] % -15.0 24.6 -2.7 3.1
  • * 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- March 2013 January- March 2012
Total -4.9 -2.5 148 348 155 948
Companies -4.1 -5.1 43 343 45 178
Individual enterprises -5.2 -1.3 105 005 110 770
Of which self-managed -11.6 -0.7 75 484 85 364
  • * 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)