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

In May 2017, the number of business births for all entreprises rebounded (+1.6% after −1.9% in April, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Micro-entrepreneurs' registrations picked up (+1.7% after −2.9%) as well as start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+1.6% after −1.2%).

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Paru le : 14/06/2017
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In May 2017, the number of business births for all entreprises rebounded (+1.6% after −1.9% in April, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Micro-entrepreneurs' registrations picked up (+1.7% after −2.9%) as well as start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+1.6% after −1.2%).

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 *)
Feb. 2017 March 2017 April 2017 May 2017
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 27,947 28,630 28,298 28,741
Variation [m-o-m] % 0.0 2.4 -1.2 1.6
Incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 46,375 47,280 46,405 47,164
Variation [m-o-m] % -1.1 2.0 -1.9 1.6
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

+0.7% year on year (three months basis)

Compared to the same period one year before, the raw amount of births added up in the last three months slightly increased in May (+0.7% in raw data). Company births kept increasing (+4.7%) as well as sole proprietorship start-ups excluding micro-entrepreneurs (+3.2%). On the other hand, micro-entrepreneurs' registrations shrank once more (−4.2%). Business support activities and transportation were the sectors that contributed the most to the overall rise1.

Table2 – Cumulated business start-ups by type

Raw data
Cumulated business start-ups by type
Moving total % change * Moving total Moving total
over 3 months over 12 months January- May 2017 January- May 2016
Total 0.7 2.9 250,185 244,244
Companies 4.7 5.6 87,025 82,829
Sole proprietorships (SP) -1.3 1.5 163,160 161,415
SP excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 3.2 6.0 64,924 62,481
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs -4.2 -1.1 98,236 98,934
  • * Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

+2.9% over the last twelve months

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months kept growing (+2.9% year on year after +4.6% in April). This rise was mostly due to sole proprietorship start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+6.0%) and company births (+5.6%). As for micro-entrepreneurs' registrations, they fell back (−1.1% after +0.7%).

A little less than two business set-ups out of five are self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' registrations

In May 2017, the share of micro–entrepreneurs' registrations in the businesses set up over the last twelve months amounted to 39.7%. One year before, it was 41.3%.

Table0 – Business set-ups distribution by type

% over the twelve last months (raw data)
Business set-ups distribution by type
March 2017 April 2017 May 2017
Companies 34.3 34.4 34.5
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 25.8 25.8 25.9
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 40.0 39.8 39.7
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

1 The contribution of a sector to the overall variation is the variation observed in 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 April 2017 has been lowered by 0.2 points to −1.9% due to the revision of raw data and 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 March 2017 April 2017 May 2017
Total 47,280 46,405 47,164
Industry BE 2,029 1,935 1,949
Of which Manufacturing C 1,791 1,682 1,716
Construction FZ 5,007 4,831 4,895
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 13,777 13,411 13,691
Trade G 7,783 7,733 7,802
Transportation and storage H 3,420 3,116 3,345
Accommodation and food service activities I 2,574 2,563 2,544
Information and communication JZ 2,387 2,338 2,329
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,394 1,355 1,267
Real estate activities LZ 1,740 1,809 1,778
Business support activities MN 10,877 10,773 11,220
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 5,965 5,886 5,934
Other services activities RS 4,104 4,068 4,102
  • * 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 May 17 / April 17 Moving total % change**
SA-WDA * over 3 months over 12 months
Total 1.6 0.7 2.9
Industry BE 0.7 -5.5 -0.2
Of which Manufacturing C 2.0 -5.9 -1.9
Construction FZ 1.3 -6.1 -5.4
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 2.1 -0.3 4.3
Trade G 0.9 -5.7 -4.2
Transportation and storage H 7.3 18.6 35.1
Accommodation and food service activities I -0.7 -1.3 4.0
Information and communication JZ -0.4 1.1 4.5
Financial and insurance activities KZ -6.5 0.6 1.6
Real estate activities LZ -1.7 14.9 8.5
Business support activities MN 4.2 5.1 6.1
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 0.8 2.0 4.3
Other services activities RS 0.8 -1.4 -1.4
  • * 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)