Business start-ups increased in December 2015Enterprise births - December 2015

In December 2015, the number of business births advanced again (+1.3%) following a drop in November (-0.7%, for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted). This slight growth was a result of the upsurge in self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+3.3%).

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In December 2015, the number of business births advanced again (+1.3%) following a drop in November (−0.7%, for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted). This slight growth was a result of the upsurge in self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+3.3%).

–3.9% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The raw amount of births added up in the last quarter of 2015 dropped by 3.9% compared to the same quarter one year before, because of the downturn in micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (–22.5%). Construction and trade were the sectors that most contributed to the overall fall1. On the opposite, distinctly more start-ups were created in the sector or transportation compared to the same months last year.

–4.7% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months slipped by 4.7% year-on-year. This was due to the sharp drop of self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' set-ups (–21.2%). On the other hand, sole proprietorships creations excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs shoot up (+27.6%) and companies' start-ups also increased (+3.8%).

Two business set-ups out of five are self-managed micro-entrepreneur's registrations

In December 2015, micro–entrepreneurs' registrations amounted to 42.6% of business set-ups over the twelve last months. One year before, the share was 51,4%.

tab0EN – Business set-ups distribution by type

% over the twelve last months (raw data)
Business set-ups distribution by type
Oct. 2015 Nov. 2015 Dec. 2015
Companies 32.2 32.5 32.8
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 23.6 24.2 24.7
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 44.2 43.3 42.6
  • 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 set-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 *)
Sept. 2015 Oct. 2015 Nov. 2015 Dec. 2015
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 26,132 25,986 26,028 25,978
Variation [m-o-m] % 3.6 −0.6 0.2 −0.2
Incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 44,536 44,443 44,113 44,666
Variation [m-o-m] % 3.2 −0.2 −0.7 1.3
  • * 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 over the year 2015 over the year 2014
Total −3.9 −4.7 525,091 550,794
Companies 5.8 3.8 171,998 165,764
Sole proprietorships −8.2 −8.3 353,093 385,030
Of which self-managed micro-entrepreneurs −22.5 −21.2 223,469 283,454
  • * 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 Oct. 2015 Nov. 2015 Dec. 2015
Total 44,443 44,113 44,666
Industry BE 2,014 2,024 1,981
Of which Manufacturing C 1,761 1,753 1,731
Construction FZ 5,155 5,084 5,060
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 12,921 12,851 13,266
Of which Trade G 8,129 8,065 8,074
Of which Transportation and storage H 2,487 2,487 2,518
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 2,411 2,437 2,385
Information and communication JZ 2,077 2,133 2,152
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,307 1,285 1,153
Real estate activities LZ 1,581 1,503 1,491
Business support activities MN 9,887 9,819 10,029
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 5,488 5,452 5,467
Other services activities RS 4,015 3,963 4,066
  • * 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 Dec. 15 / Nov. 15 Moving total % change**
sa-wda * over 3 months over 12 months
Total 1.3 −3.9 −4.7
Industry BE −2.1 −16.7 −15.3
Of which Manufacturing C −1.3 −19.3 −17.7
Construction FZ −0.5 −16.1 −16.6
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 3.2 −1.0 −2.9
Of which Trade G 0.1 −9.7 −9.3
Of which Transportation and storage H 1.2 50.2 45.7
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I −2.1 −5.3 −4.1
Information and communication JZ 0.9 −6.5 −3.5
Financial and insurance activities KZ −10.2 2.6 9.4
Real estate activities LZ -0.8 15.8 7.2
Business support activities MN 2.1 1.8 −1.8
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 0.3 −1.8 1.9
Other services activities RS 2.6 −11.4 −9.1
  • * 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)