Rebound in business start-ups in January 2017Enterprises births - January 2017

In January 2017, the number of business births for all entreprises rebounded after a downturn in December (+1.5% after −2.6%, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs recovered (+1.1%) as well as micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+2.0%).

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Paru le : 14/02/2017
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In January 2017, the number of business births for all entreprises rebounded after a downturn in December (+1.5% after −2.6%, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs recovered (+1.1%) as well as micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+2.0%).

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 *)
Oct. 2016 Nov. 2016 Dec. 2016 Jan. 2017
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 27,365 28,503 27,686 27,996
Variation [m-o-m] % -5.2 4.2 -2.9 1.1
Incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 45,633 47,555 46,331 47,008
Variation [m-o-m] % -3.7 4.2 -2.6 1.5
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

+7.7% year on year (three months basis)

The raw amount of births added up in the fourth quarter speeded up sharply compared to the same period one year before (+7.7% after +2.0%). This rise concerns all categories of business start-ups : company births (+9.3%), sole proprietorship start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+7.5%) and micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+6.4%). Business support activities and transportation were once again 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 in January 2017 in January 2016
Total 7.7 6.2 53,619 48,013
Companies 9.3 9.8 17,762 15,810
Sole proprietorships (SP) 6.8 4.5 35,857 32,203
SP excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 7.5 9.6 13,993 12,687
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 6.4 1.4 21,864 19,516
  • * Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

+6.2% year on year (twelve months basis)

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months kept rising (+6.2% year on year after +5.5% in December and +5.7% in November). This growth was mostly due to company births (+9.8%) and sole proprietorships start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+9.6%). Micro-entrepreneurs' registrations picked up (+1.4% year-on-year) for the first time in two years.

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

In January 2017, micro–entrepreneurs' registrations amounted to 40.2% of the businesses set up over the twelve last months. One year before, the share was 42.1%.

Table0 – Business set-ups distribution by type

% over the twelve last months (raw data)
Business set-ups distribution by type
Nov. 2016 Dec. 2016 Jan. 2017
Companies 34.0 34.1 34.1
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 25.7 25.7 25.7
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 40.3 40.2 40.2
  • 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 December 2016 has been raised by 0.4 points to −2.6% due to the update of the SA-WDA parameters.

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 Nov. 2016 Dec. 2016 Jan. 2017
Total 47,555 46,331 47,008
Industry BE 2,090 2,094 2,093
Of which Manufacturing C 1,810 1,754 1,766
Construction FZ 4,906 4,939 4,917
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 13,879 13,856 13,829
Trade G 8,186 7,901 7,888
Transportation and storage H 2,972 2,919 3,340
Accommodation and food service activities I 2,695 2,746 2,650
Information and communication JZ 2,329 2,253 2,331
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,336 1,300 1,320
Real estate activities LZ 1,682 1,514 1,681
Business support activities MN 11,121 10,402 10,686
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 6,034 5,890 6,064
Other services activities RS 4,179 4,082 4,089
  • * 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 Jan. 17 / Dec. 16 Moving total % change**
sa-wda * over 3 months over 12 months
Total 1.5 7.7 6.2
Industry BE -0.1 6.3 2.8
Of which Manufacturing C 0.7 2.2 2.3
Construction FZ -0.4 -2.2 -2.9
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI -0.2 8.8 9.4
Trade G -0.2 0.8 -0.6
Transportation and storage H 14.4 30.0 51.9
Accommodation and food service activities I -3.5 13.7 9.5
Information and communication JZ 3.4 8.8 9.0
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1.5 5.4 3.4
Real estate activities LZ 11.1 10.9 11.2
Business support activities MN 2.7 10.4 9.3
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 2.9 11.0 6.2
Other services activities RS 0.2 4.1 0.7
  • * 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)