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

In November 2017, the number of business births for all entreprises speeded up (+5.5% after +2.8% in October, seasonally and working-day adjusted). This was due to a large increase for micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+15.1%). On the other hand, start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs fell back (−0.9%).

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In November 2017, the number of business births for all entreprises speeded up (+5.5% after +2.8% in October, seasonally and working-day adjusted). This was due to a large increase for micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+15.1%). On the other hand, start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs fell back (−0.9%).

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 *)
Aug. 2017 Sept. 2017 Oct. 2017 Nov. 2017
Excl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 29,555 29,661 30,952 30,685
Variation [m-o-m] % 0.9 0.4 4.4 -0.9
Incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 50,292 50,223 51,620 54,481
Variation [m-o-m] % -1.0 -0.1 2.8 5.5
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE (Sirene)

+14.1% 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 grew sharply (+14.1% in raw data). Micro-entrepreneurs' registrations increased strongly (+19.4%) as well as sole proprietorship start-ups excluding micro-entrepreneurs (+15.2%). It was also the case for company births but at a slower pace (+6.2%). Business support activities and trade 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- November 2017 January- November 2016
Total 14.1 6.2 543,490 509,679
Companies 6.2 5.4 180,829 171,419
Sole proprietorships (SP) 17.8 6.6 362,661 338,260
SP excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 15.2 5.7 139,242 131,394
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 19.4 7.2 223,419 206,866
  • * 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% over the last twelve months

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months kept accelerating (+6.2% after +5.2% in October and +3.1% in September). All the types of business start-ups expanded: micro-entrepreneurs' registrations by +7.2%, sole proprietorship start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs by +5.7% and company births by +5.4%.

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

In November 2017, the share of micro–entrepreneurs' registrations in the businesses set up over the last twelve months edged up from 40.3% to 40.7%.

Table0 – Business set-ups distribution by type

% over the twelve last months (raw data)
Business set-ups distribution by type
Sept. 2017 Oct. 2017 Nov. 2017
Companies 34.3 34.1 33.7
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 25.4 25.6 25.6
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 40.3 40.3 40.7
  • 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 October 2017 has been raised by 0.2 points to +2.8% 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-entrepreneurs)

SA-WDA *
Number of business set-ups (incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs)
NA Sept. 2017 Oct. 2017 Nov. 2017
Total 50,223 51,620 54,481
Industry BE 2,190 2,223 2,214
Of which Manufacturing C 1,944 1,948 1,964
Construction FZ 5,076 5,387 5,488
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 14,341 15,119 15,885
Trade G 8,543 9,023 8,930
Transportation and storage H 3,166 3,506 4,227
Accommodation and food service activities I 2,632 2,590 2,729
Information and communication JZ 2,619 2,541 2,744
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,442 1,413 1,449
Real estate activities LZ 1,981 2,021 2,090
Business support activities MN 11,996 12,001 13,735
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 6,051 6,191 6,169
Other services activities RS 4,527 4,725 4,707
  • * 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. 17 / Oct. 17 Moving total % change**
SA-WDA * over 3 months over 12 months
Total 5.5 14.1 6.2
Industry BE -0.4 10.7 2.7
Of which Manufacturing C 0.8 14.3 2.1
Construction FZ 1.9 8.6 -1.7
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 5.1 13.5 5.8
Trade G -1.0 12.3 1.0
Transportation and storage H 20.6 23.9 22.8
Accommodation and food service activities I 5.3 3.4 2.5
Information and communication JZ 8.0 18.3 7.5
Financial and insurance activities KZ 2.6 9.9 4.4
Real estate activities LZ 3.4 28.3 16.5
Business support activities MN 14.5 20.5 11.1
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ -0.4 4.7 4.4
Other services activities RS -0.4 16.7 5.1
  • * 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)