Acceleration in business start-ups in July 2017Enterprise births - July 2017

In July 2017, the number of business births for all entreprises speeded up (+4.9% after +3.0% in June, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Micro-entrepreneurs' registrations soared (+11.6% after +4.5%). However start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs slowed down (+0.5% after +1.9%).

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Paru le : 25/08/2017
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In July 2017, the number of business births for all entreprises speeded up (+4.9% after +3.0% in June, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Micro-entrepreneurs' registrations soared (+11.6% after +4.5%). However start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs slowed down (+0.5% after +1.9%).

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 *)
April 2017 May 2017 June 2017 July 2017
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 28,281 28,668 29,225 29,365
Variation [m-o-m] % -1.3 1.4 1.9 0.5
Incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 46,439 47,354 48,753 51,153
Variation [m-o-m] % -2.2 2.0 3.0 4.9
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

+4.9% year on year (three months basis)

Compared to the same period one year before, the raw amount of births added up in the second quarter rose sharply (+4.9% in raw data). Micro-entrepreneurs' registrations bounced back (+6.7% after −4.8%) and company births kept increasing at a sustained pace (+5.6%). Sole proprietorship start-ups excluding micro-entrepreneurs went up too (+1.3%). Business support activities and transportation were the sectors that contributed the most to the overall rise1.

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.

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- July 2017 January- July 2016
Total 4.9 3.7 344,186 332,927
Companies 5.6 5.8 120,723 114,792
Sole proprietorships (SP) 4.5 2.7 223,463 218,135
SP excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 1.3 4.9 88,554 86,148
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 6.7 1.3 134,909 131,987
  • * Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

+3.7% over the last twelve months

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months kept growing (+3.7% year on year after +2.4%). This rise was mostly due to company births (+5.8%) and sole proprietorship start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs (+4.9%). Moreover, micro-entrepreneurs' registrations bounced back (+1.3% after −1.1%).

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

In July 2017, the share of micro–entrepreneurs' registrations in the businesses set up over the last twelve months amounted to 39.9%. One year before, it was 40.9%.

Table0 – Business set-ups distribution by type

% over the twelve last months (raw data)
Business set-ups distribution by type
May 2017 June 2017 July 2017
Companies 34.5 34.5 34.5
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 25.9 25.8 25.6
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 39.7 39.7 39.9
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

Revisions

The variation in the overall number of business births in July 2017 has been raised by 0.1 points to +3.0% 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-entrepreneurs)

SA-WDA *
Number of business set-ups (incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs)
NA May 2017 June 2017 July 2017
Total 47,354 48,753 51,153
Industry BE 1,978 2,015 2,168
Of which Manufacturing C 1,746 1,744 1,904
Construction FZ 4,950 4,986 5,282
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 13,715 14,198 14,458
Trade G 7,847 8,112 8,309
Transportation and storage H 3,335 3,450 3,442
Accommodation and food service activities I 2,532 2,636 2,707
Information and communication JZ 2,339 2,438 2,580
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,268 1,337 1,395
Real estate activities LZ 1,772 1,888 1,968
Business support activities MN 11,279 11,635 12,678
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 5,925 5,918 5,922
Other services activities RS 4,128 4,339 4,702
  • * 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 July 17 / June 17 Moving total % change**
SA-WDA * over 3 months over 12 months
Total 4.9 4.9 3.7
Industry BE 7.6 -1.5 0.0
Of which Manufacturing C 9.2 -0.8 -1.7
Construction FZ 6.0 -4.1 -5.3
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 1.8 2.8 4.3
Trade G 2.4 -0.1 -2.6
Transportation and storage H -0.2 12.5 26.4
Accommodation and food service activities I 2.7 1.4 4.6
Information and communication JZ 5.8 5.6 5.1
Financial and insurance activities KZ 4.4 1.5 2.8
Real estate activities LZ 4.2 18.0 10.9
Business support activities MN 9.0 13.6 7.8
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 0.1 2.5 5.0
Other services activities RS 8.4 4.3 0.3
  • * 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)