Downturn in business start-ups in June 2016Enterprises births - June 2016

In June 2016, the number of business births fell by 1.3% following two months of growth, for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted. The downturn in micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (-3.9%) was not compensated by sole proprietorships start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+0.6%)

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Paru le : 12/07/2016
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In June 2016, the number of business births fell by 1.3% following two months of growth, for all entreprises, seasonally and working-day adjusted. The downturn in micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (−3.9%) was not compensated by sole proprietorships start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+0.6%)

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 *)
March 2016 April 2016 May 2016 June 2016
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 26,805 26,861 27,774 27,931
Variation [m-o-m] % 0.6 0.2 3.4 0.6
Incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 45,277 46,136 47,239 46,631
Variation [m-o-m] % -1.4 1.9 2.4 -1.3
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

+11.6% 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 (+11.6%). Every type of business set-ups increased, whether they are companies (+15.5%), sole proprietorship start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+13.4%) or, to a lesser extent, micro-entrepreneur's registrations (+7.5%). The rise concerns every economic activity, especially business support activities and transportation.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- June 2016 January- June 2015
Total 11.6 2.0 293,552 271,118
Companies 15.5 10.4 100,054 87,356
Sole proprietorships 9.7 -1.8 193,498 183,762
Of which excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 13.4 21.3 75,382 67,121
Of which self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 7.5 -12.0 118,116 116,641
  • * 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 kept recovering (+2.0% year-on-year, like in May). This rise was due to sole proprietorships creations excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+21.3%) and companies' start-ups (+10.4%). On the opposite, self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' set-ups shrinked sharply (−12.0%).

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

In June 2016, micro–entrepreneurs' registrations amounted to 41.1% of business set-ups over the twelve last months. One year before, the share was 47.6%.

tab0EN – Business set-ups distribution by type

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

Revisions

The variation of the overall number of business births in April 2016 has been raised by 0.1 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 April 2016 May 2016 June 2016
Total 46,136 47,239 46,631
Industry BE 2,043 2,095 2,067
Of which Manufacturing C 1,811 1,848 1,814
Construction FZ 5,304 5,262 5,235
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 13,272 13,831 13,474
Of which Trade G 8,162 8,285 8,100
Of which Transportation and storage H 2,777 3,128 3,255
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I 2,504 2,643 2,483
Information and communication JZ 2,332 2,378 2,324
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,351 1,325 1,352
Real estate activities LZ 1,497 1,571 1,668
Business support activities MN 10,361 10,671 10,646
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 5,811 5,858 5,775
Other services activities RS 4,165 4,249 4,090
  • * 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 16 / May 16 Moving total % change**
sa-wda * over 3 months over 12 months
Total -1.3 11.6 2.0
Industry BE -1.3 7.0 -6.5
Of which Manufacturing C -1.9 8.6 -7.5
Construction FZ -0.5 2.6 -7.7
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI -2.6 15.4 5.6
Of which Trade G -2.2 2.6 -3.9
Of which Transportation and storage H 4.1 91.2 67.2
Of which Accommodation and food service activities I -6.1 12.6 2.2
Information and communication JZ -2.2 15.1 1.8
Financial and insurance activities KZ 2.0 5.3 4.4
Real estate activities LZ 6.2 17.2 17.1
Business support activities MN -0.2 15.9 5.5
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ -1.4 11.6 2.8
Other services activities RS -3.7 3.2 -4.7
  • * 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)