Further decrease in business start-ups in July 2016Enterprise births - July 2016

In July 2016, the number of business births decreased again (-1.2% following -1.6%), for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted. Like in June, the rise in sole proprietorship start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+0.6%) did not offset the fall in micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (-3.9%).

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In July 2016, the number of business births decreased again (−1.2% following −1.6%), for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted. Like in June, the rise in sole proprietorship start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+0.6%) did not offset the fall in micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (−3.9%).

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 *)
April 2016 May 2016 June 2016 July 2016
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 26,869 27,744 27,877 28,035
Variation [m-o-m] % 0.2 3.3 0.5 0.6
Incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 46,070 47,107 46,331 45,771
Variation [m-o-m] % 1.9 2.3 -1.6 -1.2
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

+9.0% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The raw amount of births added up in the last three months kept going up compared to the same period one year before (+9.0%). This growth is common to every type of business set-ups, especially sole proprietorship start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+12.8%) and companies (+11.6%). As for micro-entrepreneurs' registrations, they rose by 4.3%. Excluding financial and insurance activities, all economic activities were on the rise, particularly transportation and business support activities.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- July 2016 January- July 2015
Total 9.0 2.5 333,495 312,990
Companies 11.6 9.8 114,969 102,618
Sole proprietorships 7.6 -0.9 218,526 210,372
Of which excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 12.8 19.2 86,323 77,786
Of which self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 4.3 -10.3 132,203 132,586
  • * Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

+2.5% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months rose at a faster pace (+2.5% year-on-year following +2.0% in June). This surge was due to sole proprietorship births excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+19.2%) and companies' start-ups (+9.8%). On the opposite, self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' set-ups declined strongly (−10.3%).

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

In Junly 2016, micro–entrepreneurs' registrations amounted to 40.9% of the businesses set up over the twelve last months. One year before, the share was 46.7%.

tab0EN – Business set-ups distribution by type

% over the twelve last months (raw data)
Business set-ups distribution by type
May 2016 June 2016 July 2016
Companies 33.6 33.7 33.8
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 25.1 25.2 25.3
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 41.3 41.1 40.9
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

Revisions

The variation in the overall number of business births in June 2016 has been lowered by 0.3 points due to the update of the SA parameters and the revision of raw data.

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.

Business set-ups by economic activity

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

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 2016 June 2016 July 2016
Total 47,107 46,331 45,771
Industry BE 2,083 2,054 2,011
Of which Manufacturing C 1,833 1,797 1,785
Construction FZ 5,263 5,221 5,186
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 13,744 13,375 13,259
Of which Trade G 8,247 7,997 7,807
Of which Transportation and storage H 3,050 3,166 2,863
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 2,634 2,494 2,490
Information and communication JZ 2,386 2,317 2,267
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,320 1,345 1,293
Real estate activities LZ 1,558 1,610 1,598
Business support activities MN 10,682 10,539 10,380
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 5,841 5,753 5,624
Other services activities RS 4,231 4,118 4,153
  • * 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 16 / juin 16 Moving total % change**
sa-wda * over 3 months over 12 months
Total -1.2 9.0 2.5
Industry BE -2.1 6.1 -5.2
Of which Manufacturing C -0.7 6.5 -5.8
Construction FZ -0.7 0.6 -6.8
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI -0.9 13.6 6.4
Of which Trade G -2.4 0.1 -3.6
Of which Transportation and storage H -9.6 92.8 68.6
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I -0.2 10.5 3.0
Information and communication JZ -2.1 12.6 2.3
Financial and insurance activities KZ -3.9 -0.2 2.8
Real estate activities LZ -0.7 11.9 15.2
Business support activities MN -1.5 12.9 5.9
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ -2.2 5.2 2.1
Other services activities RS 0.9 2.7 -3.8
  • * 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)