New rise in business start-ups in June 2017Enterprise births - June 2017

In June 2017, the number of business births for all entreprises rose again, more strongly than in May (+2.9% after +1.8%, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Micro-entrepreneurs' registrations speeded up (+4.3% after +2.3%) as well as start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+2.0% after +1.5%).

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Paru le : 13/07/2017
Prochaine parution le : 14/12/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

In June 2017, the number of business births for all entreprises rose again, more strongly than in May (+2.9% after +1.8%, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Micro-entrepreneurs' registrations speeded up (+4.3% after +2.3%) as well as start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+2.0% after +1.5%).

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 *)
March 2017 April 2017 May 2017 June 2017
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 28,656 28,280 28,706 29,269
Variation [m-o-m] % 2.5 -1.3 1.5 2.0
Incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 47,361 46,392 47,241 48,603
Variation [m-o-m] % 2.0 -2.0 1.8 2.9
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

−1.6% year on year (quarterly basis)

Compared to the same period one year before, the raw amount of births added up in the second quarter decreased (−1.6% in raw data). Sole proprietorship start-ups excluding micro-entrepreneurs went down slightly (−0.9%) and micro-entrepreneurs' registrations shrank (−4.6%). As for company births, they increased (+1.4%). Construction and trade were the sectors that contributed the most to the overall drop1.

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- June 2017 January- June 2016
Total -1.6 2.5 299,265 292,938
Companies 1.4 4.9 104,516 99,871
Sole proprietorships (SP) -3.1 1.2 194,749 193,067
SP excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs -0.9 5.0 77,383 75,215
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs -4.6 -1.1 117,366 117,852
  • * Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

+2.5% over the last twelve months

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months kept growing (+2.5% year on year after +2.8% in May). This rise was mostly due to sole proprietorship start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+5.0%) and company births (+4.9%). On the other hand micro-entrepreneurs' registrations fell once more (−1.1% after −1.2%).

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

In June 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 41.1%.

Table0 – Business set-ups distribution by type

% over the twelve last months (raw data)
Business set-ups distribution by type
April 2017 May 2017 June 2017
Companies 34.4 34.5 34.5
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 25.8 25.9 25.8
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 39.8 39.7 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 May 2017 has been raised by 0.2 points to +1.8% 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 April 2017 May 2017 June 2017
Total 46,392 47,241 48,603
Industry BE 1,931 1,952 1,983
Of which Manufacturing C 1,673 1,709 1,716
Construction FZ 4,831 4,895 4,903
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 13,420 13,696 14,171
Trade G 7,747 7,814 8,060
Transportation and storage H 3,120 3,348 3,465
Accommodation and food service activities I 2,553 2,534 2,646
Information and communication JZ 2,337 2,329 2,430
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,348 1,271 1,324
Real estate activities LZ 1,817 1,774 1,884
Business support activities MN 10,783 11,310 11,673
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 5,861 5,923 5,930
Other services activities RS 4,065 4,091 4,304
  • * 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 June 17 / May 17 Moving total % change**
SA-WDA * over 3 months over 12 months
Total 2.9 -1.6 2.5
Industry BE 1.6 -8.6 -1.3
Of which Manufacturing C 0.4 -9.0 -2.9
Construction FZ 0.2 -10.1 -6.0
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 3.5 -2.7 3.4
Trade G 3.2 -6.1 -4.1
Transportation and storage H 3.5 8.2 29.0
Accommodation and food service activities I 4.4 -3.6 3.4
Information and communication JZ 4.4 -2.0 3.7
Financial and insurance activities KZ 4.2 -4.4 0.7
Real estate activities LZ 6.2 13.7 8.8
Business support activities MN 3.2 4.7 6.0
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 0.1 -2.0 3.9
Other services activities RS 5.2 -1.9 -1.1
  • * 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)