Further increase in business start-ups in December 2014Enterprises births - December 2014

In December 2014, the number of business start-ups including self-managed micro-enterprises seasonally and working-day adjusted (sa-wda) increased for the third consecutive month (+1.5% compared to November).

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

This regime of micro-enterprise must be distinguished from the 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 December 2014, the number of business start-ups including self-managed micro-enterprises seasonally and working-day adjusted (sa-wda) increased for the third consecutive month (+1.5% compared to November).

+2.3% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The amount of births added up in the 2014 last quarter went up compared to the same quarter one year before (+2.3%) for all entreprises. This increase was especially driven by companies (+4.1%).

The sector that most contributed1 to that growth was transportation.

+2.3% in 2014

During the last twelve months, the number of business start-ups rose compared to 2013 (+2.3% year-on-year), especially for companies (+4.3%) and self-managed micro-entreprises. On the other hand, it lowered for other sole proprietorship forms (-2.7%).

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

In December 2014, 51.5% of business set-ups over the last twelve months were self-managed micro–enterprises.

tab0EN – Business set-ups distribution by type %

Raw data moving total over 12 months
Business set-ups distribution by type %
Oct. 2014 Nov. 2014 Dec. 2014
Companies 30.0 30.1 30.1
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-enterprises 18.6 18.4 18.4
Self-managed micro-entreprises 51.4 51.5 51.5
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

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

Business set-ups by month (sa-wda *)
Sept. 2014 Oct. 2014 Nov. 2014 Dec. 2014
Excl. self-managed micro-enterprises 21,641 22,108 22,417 22,742
Variation [m-o-m] % -3.8 2.2 1.4 1.5
Incl., self-managed micro-enterprises 45,704 45,907 46,315 46,995
Variation [m-o-m] % -1.6 0.4 0.9 1.5
  • * 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 over the year 2014 over the year 2013
Total 2.3 2.3 550,794 538,185
Companies 4.1 4.3 165,764 158,875
Sole proprietorships 1.6 1.5 385,030 379,310
Of which self-managed micro-enterprises 4.3 3.1 283,454 274,942
  • * 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.