Decline in business start-ups in October 2016Enterprises births - October 2016

In October 2016, the number of business births for all entreprises declined by 2.0%, following two months of growth, seasonally and working-day adjusted. Start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs shrank for the first time since February (−3.8%). Micro-entrepreneurs' registrations rose again, but more slowly (+0.8% after +2.6% in September).

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Paru le : 15/11/2016
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In October 2016, the number of business births for all entreprises declined by 2.0%, following two months of growth, seasonally and working-day adjusted. Start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs shrank for the first time since February (−3.8%). Micro-entrepreneurs' registrations rose again, but more slowly (+0.8% after +2.6% in September).

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 *)
July 2016 Aug. 2016 Sept. 2016 Oct. 2016
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 27,881 28,144 29,072 27,981
Variation [m-o-m] % 0.3 0.9 3.3 -3.8
Incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 45,511 46,149 47,552 46,602
Variation [m-o-m] % -1.5 1.4 3.0 -2.0
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

+4.7% year-on-year (three months basis)

The raw amount of births added up in the last three months advanced markedly compared to the same period one year before (+4.7%). This increase was the result of sole proprietorship start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+12.4%) and company births (+6.5%). Only micro-entrepreneurs' registrations decreased slightly during this period (−0.7%). Transportation and business support activities were once again 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- October 2016 January- October 2015
Total 4.7 4.7 466,009 440,108
Companies 6.5 10.1 156,308 141,608
Sole proprietorships (SP) 3.9 2.1 309,701 298,500
SP excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 12.4 14.2 121,198 108,977
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs -0.7 -4.3 188,503 189,523
  • * Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

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

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months speeded up again (+4.7% year-on-year following +4.1% in September and +3.5% in August). This was due to the surge in births of sole proprietorship excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+14.2%) and of companies (+10.2%). On the other hand, self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' registrations went down once more (−4.3%) but this drop eased (−6.6% in September and −8.4% in August).

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

In October 2016, micro–entrepreneurs' registrations amounted to 40.4% of the businesses set up over the twelve last months. One year before, the share was 44.2%.

tab0EN – Business set-ups distribution by type

% over the twelve last months (raw data)
Business set-ups distribution by type
Aug. 2016 Sept. 2016 Oct. 2016
Companies 33.8 33.8 33.9
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 25.4 25.7 25.7
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 40.8 40.5 40.4
  • 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 September 2016 has been raised by 0.1 points to +3.0% 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 transportation 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 Aug. 2016 Sept. 2016 Oct. 2016
Total 46,149 47,552 46,602
Industry BE 1,973 2,078 2,028
Of which Manufacturing C 1,774 1,809 1,755
Construction FZ 5,137 5,094 5,046
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 13,292 14,275 13,789
Trade G 7,990 8,472 8,033
Transportation and storage H 2,738 3,026 2,907
Accommodation and food service activities I 2,597 2,612 2,711
Information and communication JZ 2,389 2,312 2,217
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,281 1,326 1,421
Real estate activities LZ 1,605 1,636 1,671
Business support activities MN 10,547 10,838 10,439
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 5,823 5,833 5,925
Other services activities RS 4,101 4,160 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 Oct. 16 / Sept. 16 Moving total % change**
sa-wda * over 3 months over 12 months
Total -2.0 4.7 4.7
Industry BE -2.4 0.1 -1.1
Of which Manufacturing C -3.0 -0.9 -1.2
Construction FZ -0.9 -5.3 -4.6
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI -3.4 8.4 8.6
Trade G -5.2 -1.3 -1.5
Transportation and storage H -3.9 43.2 61.1
Accommodation and food service activities I 3.8 10.3 6.6
Information and communication JZ -4.1 7.8 6.5
Financial and insurance activities KZ 7.1 4.2 2.9
Real estate activities LZ 2.2 9.4 13.4
Business support activities MN -3.7 7.4 8.2
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 1.6 5.1 3.7
Other services activities RS -2.3 -1.2 -1.8
  • * 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)