Decrease in business start-ups in January 2015Enterprise births - January 2015

In January 2015, following three months of increase, the number of business start-ups including self-managed micro-entrepreneurs plunged by 7.8%, seasonally and working-day adjusted (sa-wda). However the number of business start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs went up by 1.2%.

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No 32
Paru le : 13/02/2015
Prochaine parution le : 14/12/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

Warning: Since December 19, 2014, new provisions defined by the Pinel law of 18 June 2014 apply to self-managed enterprises, now called micro-entrepreneurs instead of “auto-entrepreneurs”. This new denomination is used from December 2014 business start-ups data onward.

This status must be distinguished from both simplified tax scheme (sometimes called tax regime of micro-enterprise) and category of microenterprises defined under Article 51 of the law on the modernization of the economy (LME) and specified by Decree No. 2008-1354.

In January 2015, following three months of increase, the number of business start-ups including self-managed micro-entrepreneurs plunged by 7.8%, seasonally and working-day adjusted (sa-wda). However the number of business start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs went up by 1.2%.

-1.6% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of births added up in the last three months went down compared to the same months one year before (–1.6% for all enterprises, and –4.3% for self-managed micro-entrepreneurs).

The sectors that most contributed1 to that decrease were construction and retail.

+0.9% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the number of business start-ups rose (+0.9% year-on-year), especially for companies (+3.7%). On the other hand, it slightly decreased for sole proprietorships (-0.2%).

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

In January 2015, 51% of business set-ups over the last twelve months were micro–entrepreneurs.

tab0EN – Business set-ups distribution by type %

Raw data moving total over 12 months
Business set-ups distribution by type %
Nov. 2014 Dec. 2014 Jan. 2015
Companies 30.1 30.1 30.3
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 18.4 18.4 18.7
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 51.5 51.5 51.0
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

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

Business set-ups by month (sa-wda *)
Oct. 2014 Nov. 2014 Dec. 2014 Jan. 2015
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 22,086 22,442 22,737 23,008
Variation [m-o-m] % 2.0 1.6 1.3 1.2
Incl., self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 45,716 46,225 46,863 43,224
Variation [m-o-m] % 0.5 1.1 1.4 -7.8
  • * 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 in January 2015 in January 2014
Total -1.6 0.9 46,745 52,547
Companies 2.0 3.7 14,139 14,906
Sole proprietorships -3.1 -0.2 32,606 37,641
Of which self-managed micro-entrepreneurs -4.3 0.8 21,612 26,934
  • * 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)

(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.