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

In February 2013, the number of business start-ups decreased compared to January: -2.7% for business setting up (seasonally and working-day adjusted data) including self-managed enterprises; start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises increased (+4.2%).

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Paru le : 14/03/2013
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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 February 2013, the number of business start-ups decreased compared to January: -2.7% for business setting up (seasonally and working-day adjusted data) including self-managed enterprises; start-ups excluding self-managed enterprises increased (+4.2%).

-7% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of entries added up in the last quarter decreased compared to the same quarter one year before (-7%).

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

-1.7% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the number of business start-ups decreased slightly by 1.7% year-on-year.

50,222 self-managed enterprises since the beginning of 2013

For the first two months of 2013, more than one out of two businesses set up were self-managed enterprises (50,222).

tab0 – Self-managed business set-ups

Raw data
Self-managed business set-ups
Nov. 2012 Dec. 2012 Jan. 2013 Feb. 2013
24 753 17 581 26 191 24 031
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Business set-ups by month

Business set-ups by month
Nov. 2012 Dec. 2012 Jan. 2013 Feb. 2013
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 20 084 20 509 21 455 22 352
Variation [m-o-m] % -0.2 2.1 4.6 4.2
Incl., in raw data, self-managed enterprises 44 837 38 090 47 646 46 383
Variation [m-o-m] % -12.0 -15.0 25.1 -2.7
  • * 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- February 2013 January- February 2012
Total -7.0 -1.7 98 710 101 791
Companies -7.7 -5.3 28 911 29 929
Individual enterprises -6.7 -0.2 69 799 71 862
Of which self-managed -11.4 1.4 50 222 55 185
  • * 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)