An increase in enterprise births in March 2012Enterprises births - March 2012

In March 2012, the number of enterprise births increased compared to February: +2.6% for enterprise births excluding self-managed enterprises (seasonally and working-day adjusted data); +8.4% when the number of self-managed enterprises (raw data) is added.

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No 98
Paru le : 13/04/2012
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 March 2012, the number of enterprise births increased compared to February: +2.6% for enterprise births excluding self-managed enterprises (seasonally and working-day adjusted data); +8.4% when the number of self-managed enterprises (raw data) is added.

+4.5% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of entries, in the first quarter 2012, increased by 4.5% compared to the first quarter 2011.

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

-5.6% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the number of births decreased by 5.6% year-on-year.

85,645 self-managed enterprises since the beginning of 2012

For the first three months of 2012, one out of every two births enterprises were self-managed enterprises (85,645).

tab0EN – Self-managed entreprise births

Raw data
Self-managed entreprise births
Dec. 2011 Jan. 2012 Feb. 2012 March 2012
21 363 28 343 26 925 30 377
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Enterprise births by month

Enterprise births by month
Dec. 2011 Jan. 2012 Feb. 2012 March 2012
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 21 847 20 656 20 424 20 952
Variation [m-o-m] % -4.0 -5.4 -1.1 2.6
Incl., in raw data, self-managed enterprises 43 210 48 999 47 349 51 329
Variation [m-o-m] % -12.4 13.4 -3.4 8.4
  • * 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- March 2012 January- March 2011
Total 4.5 -5.6 156 496 149 721
Companies -0.6 0.8 45 341 45 635
Individual enterprises 6.8 -8.1 111 155 104 086
Of which self-managed 10.9 -8.1 85 645 77 245
  • * Total of enterprises births during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • // = meaningless
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

Graph1EN – Enterprise births

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