In August 2015, business start-ups decreased againEnterprise births - August 2015

In August 2015, the number of business births kept decreasing (–1.0% for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted). The number of other business start-ups declined for the first time since october 2014 (–2.0%). However self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' registrations picked up slightly (+0.5%).

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Paru le : 18/09/2015
Prochaine parution le : 16/01/2018 at 08:45 - December 2017

In August 2015, the number of business births kept decreasing (–1.0% for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted). The number of other business start-ups declined for the first time since october 2014 (–2.0%). However self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' registrations picked up slightly (+0.5%).

–2.0% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The raw amount of births added up in the last three months came down by 2.0% compared to the same months one year before, for all enterprises, of which –22.2% for self-managed micro-entrepreneurs alone. Construction and trade were the sectors that most contributed1 to that decrease.

–2.4% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

The raw number of business start-ups during the last twelve months decreased (–2.4% year-on-year). This was due to the downturn in self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' set-ups (–11.8%). Other enterprises' start-ups kept rising, included companies (+3.3%).

Hardly half of business set-ups are self-managed micro-entrepreneurs

In August 2015, 46.1% of business set-ups over the last twelve months were micro–entrepreneurs' registrations.

tab0EN – Business set-ups distribution by type

% over the twelve last months (raw data)
Business set-ups distribution by type
June 2015 July 2015 Aug. 2015
Companies 31.2 31.5 31.7
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 21.2 21.8 22.2
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 47.6 46.7 46.1
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

1 The contribution of a sector to the overall variation is the observed variation of this sector, weighted by the share of this sector in the total number of births.

Graph1EN – Business start-ups (sa-wda *)

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

Graph2EN – Trade and business support activities start-ups (sa-wda *)

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

Graph3EN – Construction and real estate business start-ups (sa-wda *)

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

tab1EN – Business set-ups by month (sa-wda *)

Business set-ups by month (sa-wda *)
May 2015 June 2015 July 2015 Aug. 2015
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 24,934 25,319 25,740 25,217
Variation [m-o-m] % 0.8 1.5 1.7 -2.0
Incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 42,795 43,966 43,660 43,232
Variation [m-o-m] % -1.7 2.7 -0.7 -1.0
  • * 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- August 2015 January- August 2014
Total -2.0 -2.4 345,212 364,309
Companies 8.5 3.3 113,216 110,562
Sole proprietorships -6.7 -4.8 231,996 253,747
Of which self-managed micro-entrepreneurs -22.2 -11.8 145,959 184,340
  • * Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab3EN – Number of business set-ups (incl. self-managed micro-enterprises)

sa-wda *
Number of business set-ups (incl. self-managed micro-enterprises)
NA June 2015 July 2015 Aug. 2015
Total 43,966 43,660 43,232
Industry BE 1,995 1,997 2,047
Of which Manufacturing C 1,743 1,762 1,767
Construction FZ 5,359 5,301 5,201
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 12,123 11,983 12,110
Of which Trade G 8,233 7,951 8,109
Of which Transportation and storage H 1,583 1,578 1,392
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 2,348 2,390 2,392
Information and communication JZ 2,138 2,072 2,083
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,320 1,328 1,167
Real estate activities LZ 1,467 1,484 1,320
Business support activities MN 9,622 9,658 9,479
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 5,678 5,826 5,717
Other services activities RS 4,266 4,011 4,108
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab3bisEN – Fluctuation in the number of business set-ups (incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs)

In %
Fluctuation in the number of business set-ups (incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs)
NA Aug. 15 / July 15 Moving total % change**
sa-wda * over 3 months over 12 months
Total -1.0 -2.0 -2.4
Industry BE 2.5 -13.8 -9.6
Of which Manufacturing C 0.3 -17.1 -10.4
Construction FZ -1.9 -13.3 -14.2
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 1.1 -1.1 -0.7
Of which Trade G 2.0 -6.2 -6.5
Of which Transportation and storage H -11.8 43.9 45.5
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 0.1 -3.5 1.0
Information and communication JZ 0.5 -2.5 -0.4
Financial and insurance activities KZ -12.1 13.5 12.9
Real estate activities LZ -11.1 17.2 0.5
Business support activities MN -1.8 -0.3 -0.3
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ -1.9 6.4 5.9
Other services activities RS 2.4 -6.2 -5.9
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • ** Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)