Slight decrease in business start-ups in August 2014Enterprises births - August 2014

In August 2014, the number of business start-ups including self-managed enterprises seasonally and working-day adjusted data (sa-wda) slightly moved back compared to July by -0.3% for all business starts-up but increased somewhat (+0.2%) excluding self-managed enterprises.

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Paru le : 12/09/2014
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In August 2014, the number of business start-ups including self-managed enterprises seasonally and working-day adjusted data (sa-wda) slightly moved back compared to July by -0.3% for all business starts-up but increased somewhat (+0.2%) excluding self-managed enterprises.

+2.8% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of entries added up in the last three months increased compared to the same months one year before (+2.8%), specially for companies (+3.8%).

The sectors that most contributed to that growth were business support activities; education, health and social work activities and also accommodation, food and be-verage service activities.

+2.1% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the number of business start-ups rose by 2.1% year-on-year, especially the number of companies increased (+3.9%).

More than half of the creations are self-managed enterprises

In August 2014, 51.0% 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 (%)
June 2014 July 2014 Aug. 2014
Companies 30.0 29.9 29.9
Individual enterprises excl. self-managed business 19.2 19.2 19.0
Self-managed business 50.8 50.9 51.0
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

tab1EN – Business set-ups by month

Business set-ups by month
May 2014 June 2014 July 2014 Aug. 2014
Excl. self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 22 625 22 417 22 776 22 820
Variation [m-o-m] % -1.3 -0.9 1.6 0.2
Incl., self-managed enterprises (sa-wda *) 45 464 45 283 46 841 46 687
Variation [m-o-m] % -1.6 -0.4 3.4 -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- August 2014 January- August 2013
Total 2.8 2.1 364 904 357 745
Companies 3.8 3.9 110 768 106 342
Individual enterprises 2.4 1.3 254 136 251 403
Of which self-managed 4.8 -0.9 184 614 181 344
  • * Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
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  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

Graph1EN – Business start-ups

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