Rebound in business start-ups in June 2015Enterprise births - June 2015

In June 2015, after having diminished for two months in a row, the number of business births rose again (+3.2% for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted). This rise was due to a rebound in self-managed micro-entrepreneurs’ registrations. Excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs, the increase in number of business start-ups was more moderated (+1.9%).

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Paru le : 17/07/2015
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In June 2015, after having diminished for two months in a row, the number of business births rose again (+3.2% for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted). This rise was due to a rebound in self-managed micro-entrepreneurs’ registrations. Excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs, the increase in number of business start-ups was more moderated (+1.9%).

-4.5% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The raw amount of births added up in the last quarter went down compared to the same quarter one year before (–4.5% for all enterprises and -22.1% for self-managed micro-entrepreneurs alone). 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 raw number of business start-ups decreased (-0.9% year-on-year). The drop in sole proprietorships births (-2.7%) was partly balanced by the rise in companies set-ups (+3.1%).

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

In June 2015, 47.6% 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
April 2015 May 2015 June 2015
Companies 30,7 30,9 31,2
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 20,1 20,6 21,2
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 49,2 48,5 47,6
  • 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 *)
March 2015 April 2015 May 2015 June 2015
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 24,356 24,730 24,968 25,449
Variation [m-o-m] % 1.1 1.5 1.0 1.9
Incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 44,158 43,680 43,003 44,362
Variation [m-o-m] % 1.1 -1.1 -1.5 3.2
  • * 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- June 2015 January- June 2014
Total -4.5 -0.9 271,700 285,316
Companies 4.0 3.1 87,535 85,881
Sole proprietorships -8.2 -2.7 184,165 199,435
Of which self-managed micro-entrepreneurs -22.1 -7.1 116,859 144,437
  • * 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 April 2015 May 2015 June 2015
Total 43,680 43,003 44,362
Industry BE 2,071 2,009 1,999
Of which Manufacturing C 1,781 1,740 1,749
Construction FZ 5,408 5,415 5,398
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 12,204 12,122 12,377
Of which Trade G 8,130 8,219 8,337
Of which Transportation and storage H 1,715 1,359 1,609
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 2,356 2,323 2,362
Information and communication JZ 2,203 2,102 2,148
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,317 1,319 1,324
Real estate activities LZ 1,343 1,352 1,474
Business support activities MN 9,517 9,151 9,694
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 5,436 5,279 5,615
Other services activities RS 4,181 4,253 4,333
  • * 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 June 15 / May 15 Moving total % change**
sa-wda * over 3 months over 12 months
Total 3.2 -4.5 -0.9
Industry BE -0.5 -13.9 -6.7
Of which Manufacturing C 0.5 -16.9 -6.4
Construction FZ -0.3 -17.1 -12.8
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 2.1 -2.6 0.6
Of which Trade G 1.4 -7.8 -5.3
Of which Transportation and storage H 18.3 49.5 45.3
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 1.7 -4.3 4.2
Information and communication JZ 2.2 -2.1 1.0
Financial and insurance activities KZ 0.4 16.4 13.2
Real estate activities LZ 9.0 4.3 -1.8
Business support activities MN 5.9 -2.9 1.4
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 6.4 4.3 7.4
Other services activities RS 1.9 -6.7 -3.6
  • * 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