Business start-ups were stable in October 2015Enterprises births - October 2015

In October 2015, the number of business births was stable after a sharp rebound in September (for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Excluding self managed micro-entrepreneurs, business start-ups decreased slightly (–0.5%). This drop was offset by the growth of self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+0.7%).

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Paru le : 18/11/2015
Prochaine parution le : 13/10/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

In October 2015, the number of business births was stable after a sharp rebound in September (for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Excluding self managed micro-entrepreneurs, business start-ups decreased slightly (–0.5%). This drop was offset by the growth of self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+0.7%).

–4.1% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The raw amount of births added up in the last three months came down by 4.1% compared to the same months one year before, for all entreprises, mainly because of the self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (–21.7%). Trade and construction were the sectors that most contributed to this decline1. On the opposite, clearly more start-ups were created in the sectors of transportation and real estate activities compared to the same period last year.

–3.7% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months decreased by 3.7% year-on-year, due to the decline in self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' set-ups (–17.2%). However, for other types of enterprises start-ups increased (+22.1% for sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-enterprises and +3.4% for companies).

A little less than one out of two business set-ups is a self-managed micro-entrepreneur's registration

In October 2015, 44.2% 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
Aug. 2015 Sept. 2015 Oct. 2015
Companies 31.7 32.0 32.2
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 22.2 22.9 23.6
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 46.1 45.2 44.2
  • 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 *)
July 2015 Aug. 2015 Sept. 2015 Oct. 2015
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 25,756 25,278 26,319 26,199
Variation [m-o-m] % 1.4 -1.9 4.1 -0.5
Incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 43,585 43,145 44,772 44,785
Variation [m-o-m] % -1.1 -1.0 3.8 0.0
  • * 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- October 2015 January- October 2014
Total -4.1 -3.7 440,765 464,608
Companies 5.2 3.4 141,789 137,808
Sole proprietorships -7.7 -6.7 298,976 326,800
Of which self-managed micro-entrepreneurs -21.7 -17.2 189,839 240,498
  • * 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 Aug. 2015 Sept. 2015 Oct. 2015
Total 43,145 44,772 44,785
Industry BE 2,055 2,039 2,049
Of which Manufacturing C 1,769 1,795 1,797
Construction FZ 5,206 5,460 5,204
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 12,207 12,814 13,024
Of which Trade G 8,087 8,320 8,240
Of which Transportation and storage H 1,384 2,106 2,524
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 2,379 2,420 2,443
Information and communication JZ 2,077 2,094 2,064
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,153 1,331 1,316
Real estate activities LZ 1,310 1,521 1,609
Business support activities MN 9,459 9,729 9,919
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 5,608 5,483 5,544
Other services activities RS 4,070 4,301 4,056
  • * 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 Oct. 15 / Sept. 15 Moving total % change**
sa-wda * over 3 months over 12 months
Total 0.0 -4.1 -3.7
Industry BE 0.5 -15.5 -13.5
Of which Manufacturing C 0.1 -17.9 -14.9
Construction FZ -4.7 -14.0 -15.7
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 1.6 -1.3 -1.4
Of which Trade G -1.0 -10.0 -8.1
Of which Transportation and storage H 19.8 69.9 54.8
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 0.9 -6.3 -2.0
Information and communication JZ -1.4 -8.7 -2.3
Financial and insurance activities KZ -1.1 3.7 10.6
Real estate activities LZ 5.8 17.7 3.5
Business support activities MN 1.9 -1.8 -1.7
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 1.1 -0.1 4.1
Other services activities RS -5.7 -8.5 -7.4
  • * 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)