Rise in business start-ups in November 2016Enterprises births - November 2016

In November 2016, the number of business births for all entreprises resumed its growth (+4.4% after −1.8% in October, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs bounced back (+4.4% after −3.5%) and micro-entrepreneurs' registrations accelerated (+4.5% after +0.8%).

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In November 2016, the number of business births for all entreprises resumed its growth (+4.4% after −1.8% in October, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs bounced back (+4.4% after −3.5%) and micro-entrepreneurs' registrations accelerated (+4.5% after +0.8%).

Graph1 – Business start-ups (sa-wda *)

  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

Table1 – Business set-ups by month (sa-wda *)

Business set-ups by month (sa-wda *)
Aug. 2016 Sept. 2016 Oct. 2016 Nov. 2016
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 28,171 29,045 28,017 29,244
Variation [m-o-m] % 0.9 3.1 -3.5 4.4
Incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 46,196 47,557 46,682 48,755
Variation [m-o-m] % 1.2 2.9 -1.8 4.4
  • * 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 grew sharply 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 (+10.3%) and company births (+6.1%). Micro-entrepreneurs' registrations went up too but weakly (+0.7%). Transportation and business support activities remained the sectors that contributed the most to the overall rise1.

Table2 – 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- November 2016 January- November 2015
Total 4.7 5.7 511,894 481,162
Companies 6.1 10.2 171,558 155,353
Sole proprietorships (SP) 4.0 3.6 340,336 325,809
SP excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 10.3 12.5 132,398 118,825
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 0.7 -1.4 207,938 206,984
  • * Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

+5.7% year-on-year (twelve months basis)

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months speeded up once again (+5.7% year-on-year after +4.7% in October and +4.1% in September). This was due to the dynamism of births of sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+12.5%) and of companies (+10.2%). On the other hand, self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' registrations decreased again (−1.4%) but this decline eased (−4.3% in October and −6.6% in September).

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

In November 2016, micro–entrepreneurs' registrations amounted to 40.4% of the businesses set up over the twelve last months. One year before, the share was 43.3%.

Table0 – Business set-ups distribution by type

% over the twelve last months (raw data)
Business set-ups distribution by type
Sept. 2016 Oct. 2016 Nov. 2016
Companies 33.8 33.9 33.8
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 25.7 25.7 25.8
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 40.5 40.4 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 October 2016 has been raised by 0.2 points to −1.8% due to the update of the SA parameters and the revision of raw data.

Business set-ups by economic activity

Graph2 – Trade and business support activities start-ups (sa-wda *)

  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

Graph3 – Construction and transportation business set-ups (sa-wda *)

  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

Table3 – Number of business set-ups (incl. self-managed micro-enterprises)

sa-wda *
Number of business set-ups (incl. self-managed micro-enterprises)
NA Sept. 2016 Oct. 2016 Nov. 2016
Total 47,557 46,682 48,755
Industry BE 2,086 2,040 2,112
Of which Manufacturing C 1,817 1,748 1,835
Construction FZ 5,098 5,060 5,073
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 14,210 13,787 14,247
Trade G 8,444 7,994 8,511
Transportation and storage H 3,030 2,920 2,954
Accommodation and food service activities I 2,600 2,689 2,768
Information and communication JZ 2,328 2,227 2,348
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,321 1,417 1,369
Real estate activities LZ 1,638 1,666 1,745
Business support activities MN 10,868 10,482 11,428
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 5,850 5,947 6,154
Other services activities RS 4,157 4,056 4,279
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

Table4 – 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 Nov. 16 / Oct. 16 Moving total % change**
sa-wda * over 3 months over 12 months
Total 4.4 4.7 5.7
Industry BE 3.5 1.4 0.6
Of which Manufacturing C 5.0 -1.4 0.5
Construction FZ 0.3 -6.3 -3.7
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 3.3 8.1 9.9
Trade G 6.5 -0.5 -0.5
Transportation and storage H 1.2 36.4 63.6
Accommodation and food service activities I 2.9 9.5 7.5
Information and communication JZ 5.4 5.2 7.3
Financial and insurance activities KZ -3.4 3.2 2.4
Real estate activities LZ 4.7 9.3 13.1
Business support activities MN 9.0 7.8 9.2
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 3.5 5.7 4.6
Other services activities RS 5.5 -0.5 -0.5
  • * 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)