Recovery in business start-ups in August 2016Enterprise births - August 2016

In August 2016, the number of business births for all entreprises picked up (+1.6%) following two months of decrease, seasonally and working-day adjusted. This recovery was mostly due to micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+2.3%) which recovered following two months of decrease. Moreover, sole proprietorship start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs kept growing (+1.1% following +0.6% in July).

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In August 2016, the number of business births for all entreprises picked up (+1.6%) following two months of decrease, seasonally and working-day adjusted. This recovery was mostly due to micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+2.3%) which recovered following two months of decrease. Moreover, sole proprietorship start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs kept growing (+1.1% following +0.6% in July).

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 *)
May 2016 June 2016 July 2016 Aug. 2016
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 27,734 27,805 27,939 28,246
Variation [m-o-m] % 3.2 0.3 0.5 1.1
Incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 47,100 46,180 45,576 46,295
Variation [m-o-m] % 2.2 -2.0 -1.3 1.6
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

+4.8% year-on-year (quarterly basis)

The raw amount of births added up in the last three months went up sharply compared to the same period one year before (+4.8%). This growth was due to sole proprietorship start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+10.8%) and to companies (+7.2%). Only micro-entrepreneurs' registrations went down during the period (−1.0%). Transportation and business support activities were the sectors that contributed the most to the overall rise1.

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- August 2016 January- August 2015
Total 4.8 3.5 369,480 344,634
Companies 7.2 10.4 126,812 113,031
Sole proprietorships 3.6 0.4 242,668 231,603
Of which excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 10.8 18.6 96,185 85,864
Of which self-managed micro-entrepreneurs -1.0 -8.4 146,483 145,739
  • * Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

+3.5% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months kept speeding up (+3.5% year-on-year following +2.5% in July and +2.0% in June). This ramp-up was due to the significant rise in births of sole proprietorship excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+18.6%) and of companies (+10.4%). However, self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' set-ups shrank again (−8.4% following −10.3% in July).

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

In August 2016, micro–entrepreneurs' registrations amounted to 40.8% of the businesses set up over the twelve last months, barely less than in July. One year before, the share was 46.1%.

tab0EN – Business set-ups distribution by type

% over the twelve last months (raw data)
Business set-ups distribution by type
June 2016 July 2016 Aug. 2016
Companies 33.7 33.8 33.8
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 25.2 25.3 25.4
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 41.1 40.9 40.8
  • 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 in the overall number of business births in July 2016 has been lowered by 0.1 points to −1.3%, 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 *)

  • * 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 June 2016 July 2016 Aug. 2016
Total 46,180 45,576 46,295
Industry BE 2,049 1,991 1,978
Of which Manufacturing C 1,802 1,766 1,793
Construction FZ 5,201 5,155 5,151
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 13,321 13,173 13,295
Of which Trade G 7,993 7,799 8,021
Of which Transportation and storage H 3,119 2,854 2,772
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 2,493 2,474 2,610
Information and communication JZ 2,326 2,267 2,399
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,341 1,286 1,278
Real estate activities LZ 1,604 1,592 1,622
Business support activities MN 10,529 10,362 10,595
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 5,748 5,613 5,819
Other services activities RS 4,061 4,138 4,159
  • * 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 août 16 / July 16 Moving total % change**
sa-wda * over 3 months over 12 months
Total 1.6 4.8 3.5
Industry BE -0.7 0.7 -4.3
Of which Manufacturing C 1.5 2.3 -4.3
Construction FZ -0.1 -2.7 -5.8
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 0.9 7.8 7.4
Of which Trade G 2.9 -3.9 -2.9
Of which Transportation and storage H -2.9 70.7 69.2
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 5.5 5.2 4.3
Information and communication JZ 5.8 9.0 4.1
Financial and insurance activities KZ -0.6 -1.0 3.0
Real estate activities LZ 1.9 9.1 15.8
Business support activities MN 2.2 8.8 7.2
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 3.7 2.7 2.9
Other services activities RS 0.5 -0.4 -2.7