Further rise in business start-ups in May 2016Enterprise births - May 2016

In May 2016, the number of business births rose by 2.3% for the second month in a row, for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted. This increase was due to both sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+3.4%) and, to a lesser extent, micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+0.8%).

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Paru le : 16/06/2016
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In May 2016, the number of business births rose by 2.3% for the second month in a row, for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted. This increase was due to both sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+3.4%) and, to a lesser extent, micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+0.8%).

Graph1EN – 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 *)
Feb. 2016 March 2016 April 2016 May 2016
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 26,663 26,799 26,935 27,864
Variation [m-o-m] % -2.4 0.5 0.5 3.4
Incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 45,998 45,290 46,316 47,403
Variation [m-o-m] % -0.7 -1.5 2.3 2.3
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

+11.1% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The raw amount of births added up in the last three months jumped compared to the same period one year before (+11.1%). Every type of business set-ups increased : companies (+15.8%) and sole proprietorship start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+13.2%) as well as micro-entrepreneur's registrations (+6.3%). The upturn concerns every economic activity, business support activities and transportation being the sectors that most contributed to the overall rise.1

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- May 2016 January- May 2015
Total 11.1 2.0 244,842 225,177
Companies 15.8 10.8 82,998 72,018
Sole proprietorships 8.9 -0.2 161,844 153,159
Of which excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 13.2 2.4 62,650 55,433
Of which self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 0.6 -1.3 99,194 97,726
  • * Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

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

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months picked up (+2.0% year-on-year following −1.4% during the previous twelve months). This growth was due to sole proprietorships creations excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+24.3%) and companies' start-ups (+10.8%). Conversely, self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' set-ups dropped sharply (−13.1%).

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

In May 2016, micro–entrepreneurs' registrations amounted to 41.3% of business set-ups over the twelve last months, as in April. One year before, the share was 48.5%.

tab0EN – Business set-ups distribution by type

% over the twelve last months (raw data)
Business set-ups distribution by type
March 2016 April 2016 May 2016
Companies 33.2 33.4 33.6
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 25.1 25.1 25.1
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 41.5 41.3 41.3
  • 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.

Revisions

The variation of the overall number of business births in April 2016 has been raised by 0.5 points due to the update of the SA parameters and the revision of raw data.

Business set-ups by economic activity

Graph2EN – Trade and business support activities start-ups (sa-wda *)

Graph3EN – Construction and real estate business set-ups (sa-wda *)

  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • 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 March 2016 April 2016 May 2016
Total 45,290 46,316 47,403
Industry BE 2,086 2,050 2,104
Of which Manufacturing C 1,833 1,817 1,859
Construction FZ 5,134 5,328 5,297
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 12,929 13,362 13,899
Of which Trade G 8,091 8,220 8,372
Of which Transportation and storage H 2,644 2,796 3,146
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 2,520 2,507 2,669
Information and communication JZ 2,266 2,329 2,368
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,362 1,352 1,335
Real estate activities LZ 1,558 1,513 1,573
Business support activities MN 10,157 10,392 10,704
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 5,584 5,823 5,882
Other services activities RS 4,215 4,167 4,242
  • * 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 May 16 / April 16 Moving total % change**
sa-wda * over 3 months over 12 months
Total 2.3 11.1 2.0
Industry BE 2.6 7.9 -7.7
Of which Manufacturing C 2.3 9.8 -8.9
Construction FZ -0.6 0.5 -8.2
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 4.0 14.1 5.3
Of which Trade G 1.8 3.8 -3.4
Of which Transportation and storage H 12.5 67.2 64.1
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 6.4 14.2 2.1
Information and communication JZ 1.7 13.5 1.5
Financial and insurance activities KZ -1.3 5.9 6.3
Real estate activities LZ 3.9 18.6 17.8
Business support activities MN 3.0 15.3 5.2
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 1.0 11.9 3.7
Other services activities RS 1.8 6.0 -4.1
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)