Decline in business start-ups in July 2015Enterprises births - July 2015

In July 2015, the number of business births fell back sligthly (–0.6% for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted). A further decrease in self-managed micro-entrepreneurs’ registrations was partly lessened by a steady rose in business start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+1.7% in July and +16.9% since October 2014).

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Paru le : 26/08/2015
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In July 2015, the number of business births fell back sligthly (–0.6% for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted). A further decrease in self-managed micro-entrepreneurs’ registrations was partly lessened by a steady rose in business start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+1.7% in July and +16.9% since October 2014).

–5.2% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The raw amount of births added up in the last three months went down compared to the same months one year before (–5.2% for all enterprises and –24.6% for self-managed micro-entrepreneurs alone). The sectors that most contributed1 to that decrease were construction and trade.

–2.0% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

During the last twelve months, the raw number of business start-ups decreased (–2.0% year-on-year), due to the fall in self-managed micro-entrepreneurs set-ups (–10.2%). This drop was partly offset by the rise in other enterprises.

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

In July 2015, 46.7% 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
May 2015 June 2015 July 2015
Companies 30.9 31.2 31.5
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 20.6 21.2 21.8
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 48.5 47.6 46.7
  • 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 *)
April 2015 May 2015 June 2015 July 2015
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 24,763 24,972 25,412 25,848
Variation [m-o-m] % 1.5 0.8 1.8 1.7
Incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 43,548 42,813 44,089 43,803
Variation [m-o-m] % –1.3 –1.7 3.0 –0.6
  • * 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- July 2015 January- July 2014
Total –5.2 –2.0 313,560 331,401
Companies 5.5 3.3 102,817 100,560
Sole proprietorships –9.9 –4.3 210,743 230,841
Of which self-managed micro-entrepreneurs –24.6 –10.2 132,798 167,343
  • * 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 May 2015 June 2015 July 2015
Total 42,813 44,089 43,803
Industry BE 2,003 1,992 1,995
Of which Manufacturing C 1,737 1,743 1,766
Construction FZ 5,437 5,378 5,323
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 11,970 12,158 12,041
Of which Trade G 8,185 8,236 7,968
Of which Transportation and storage H 1,350 1,588 1,580
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 2,325 2,356 2,393
Information and communication JZ 2,101 2,142 2,073
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,322 1,329 1,339
Real estate activities LZ 1,361 1,479 1,517
Business support activities MN 9,116 9,662 9,718
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 5,312 5,668 5,804
Other services activities RS 4,192 4,282 3,993
  • * 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 July 15 / June 15 Moving total % change**
sa-wda * over 3 months over 12 months
Total –0.6 –5.2 –2.0
Industry BE 0.2 –16.8 –8.8
Of which Manufacturing C 1.3 –19.4 –9.2
Construction FZ –1.0 –16.4 –13.9
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI –1.0 –4.1 –0.4
Of which Trade G –3.3 –9.0 –6.3
Of which Transportation and storage H –0.5 42.3 45.9
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 1.6 –5.9 2.2
Information and communication JZ –3.2 –5.7 0.1
Financial and insurance activities KZ 0.7 14.2 12.5
Real estate activities LZ 2.6 10.7 0.0
Business support activities MN 0.6 –3.4 0.3
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 2.4 3.5 6.3
Other services activities RS –6.7 –8.9 –5.3
  • * 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)