Slight increase in business start-ups in October 2014Enterprise births - October 2014

In October 2014, the number of business start-ups including self-managed enterprises seasonally and working-day adjusted (sa-wda) slightly increased compared to September (+0.3%) for all business start-ups. The rise was stronger (+2.0%) excluding self-managed enterprises (auto–entreprises).

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Paru le : 14/11/2014
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In October 2014, the number of business start-ups including self-managed enterprises seasonally and working-day adjusted (sa-wda) slightly increased compared to September (+0.3%) for all business start-ups. The rise was stronger (+2.0%) excluding self-managed enterprises (auto–entreprises).

+3.0% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of births added up in the last three months went up compared to the same months one year before (+3.0%) for all entreprises, as well as for companies (+4.8%) and self-managed enterprises (+6.3%).

The sectors that most contributed to that growth were business support activities; education, health and social work activities.

+2.2% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the number of business start-ups rose by 2.2% year-on-year, especially for companies (+4.1%).

More than half of business set-ups are self–managed enterprises

In October 2014, 51.4% of business set-ups over the last twelve months were self-managed enterprises.

tab0EN – Business set-ups distribution by type %

Raw data moving total over 12 months
Business set-ups distribution by type %
Aug. 2014 Sept. 2014 Oct. 2014
Companies 29.9 30.0 30.0
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed enterprises 19.0 18.8 18.6
Self-managed business 51.0 51.2 51.4
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

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

Business set-ups by month (sa-wda *)
July 2014 Aug. 2014 Sept. 2014 Oct. 2014
Excl. self-managed enterprises 22,577 22,436 21,625 22,066
Variation [m-o-m] % 0.0 -0.6 -3.6 2.0
Incl., self-managed enterprises 46,695 46,299 45,743 45,879
Variation [m-o-m] % 3.1 -0.8 -1.2 0.3
  • * 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 2014 January- October 2013
Total 3.0 2.2 465,299 455,679
Companies 4.8 4.1 137,976 132,508
Sole proprietorships 2.3 1.4 327,323 323,171
Of which self-managed 6.3 1.7 240,898 234,372
  • * Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

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

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