New rise in business start-ups in March 2018Enterprise births - March 2018

In March 2018, the number of business births for all entreprises rose slightly once again (+0.5% after +0.4% in February, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Micro-entrepreneurs' registrations increased modestly (+0.8%), as well as conventional businesses (+0.4%).

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Paru le : 13/04/2018
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In March 2018, the number of business births for all entreprises rose slightly once again (+0.5% after +0.4% in February, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Micro-entrepreneurs' registrations increased modestly (+0.8%), as well as conventional businesses (+0.4%).

Graph1 – Monthly business start-ups (SA-WDA *)

  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE, REE (Sirene)

Table1 – Business set-ups by month (SA-WDA *)

Business set-ups by month (SA-WDA *)
Dec. 2017 Jan. 2018 Feb. 2018 March 2018
Total businesses set-ups 53,858 55,258 55,461 55,752
Variation [m-o-m] % -1.5 2.6 0.4 0.5
Conventional businesses 31,375 31,189 31,637 31,750
Variation [m-o-m] % 2.2 -0.6 1.4 0.4
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 22,483 24,069 23,824 24,003
Variation [m-o-m] % -6.2 7.1 -1.0 0.8
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE, REE (Sirene)

+9.9% over the twelve last months

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months kept accelerating (+9.9% after +9.4% in February and +7.6% in January). All the types of business start-ups increased: micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+15.1%), conventional sole proprietorship start-ups (+11.5%) and company births (+2.6%).

Upsurge of business setp-ups in business support activities over the twelve last months

In raw data over the twelve last months, business support activities was the sector that contributed the most to the overall rise (+20,000 business start-ups, which comes to a contribution of 3.6 points to the total)1. Within it, the increase was the higher in business and management counselling (+11,900 over the twelve last months).

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

In March 2018, the share of micro–entrepreneurs' registrations in the businesses set up over the last twelve months increased for the fifth month in a row and reached 41.9%.

Table0 – Business set-ups distribution by type

% over the twelve last months (raw data)
Business set-ups distribution by type
Jan. 2018 Feb. 2018 March 2018
Companies 33.0 32.5 32.0
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 25.8 26.0 26.1
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 41.3 41.6 41.9
  • Source: INSEE, REE (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.

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- March 2018 January- March 2017
Total 17.0 9.9 185,326 158,406
Companies -0.2 2.6 54,571 54,660
Conventional sole proprietorships 24.4 11.5 51,078 41,070
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 27.1 15.1 79,677 62,676
  • * Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source: INSEE, REE (Sirene)

Revisions

The variation in the overall number of business births in January 2018 has been lowered by 0.1 points to +0.4% 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 monthly start-ups (SA-WDA *)

  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE, REE (Sirene)

Graph3 – Construction and transportation business monthly set-ups (SA-WDA *)

  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE, REE (Sirene)

Table3 – Number of monthly business set-ups (incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs)

SA-WDA *
Number of monthly business set-ups (incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs)
NA Jan. 2018 Feb. 2018 March 2018
Total 55,258 55,461 55,752
Industry BE 2,243 2,276 2,367
Of which Manufacturing C 1,959 2,042 2,090
Construction FZ 5,249 5,550 5,585
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 16,425 16,407 16,547
Trade G 8,982 8,968 8,903
Transportation and storage H 4,751 4,612 4,894
Accommodation and food service activities I 2,692 2,827 2,750
Information and communication JZ 2,794 2,807 2,811
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,417 1,369 1,389
Real estate activities LZ 2,097 2,073 2,190
Business support activities MN 13,275 13,225 13,381
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 6,637 6,610 6,402
Other services activities RS 5,120 5,142 5,081
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE, REE (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 March 18 / Feb. 18 Moving total % change**
SA-WDA * over 3 months over 12 months
Total 0.5 17.0 9.9
Industry BE 4.0 10.6 4.0
Of which Manufacturing C 2.4 13.5 6.1
Construction FZ 0.6 8.9 2.1
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 0.9 19.1 9.7
Trade G -0.7 13.6 6.2
Transportation and storage H 6.1 42.7 26.6
Accommodation and food service activities I -2.7 5.3 0.8
Information and communication JZ 0.1 18.0 11.2
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1.5 -0.2 2.8
Real estate activities LZ 5.6 23.4 21.5
Business support activities MN 1.2 21.2 15.7
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ -3.1 9.1 4.3
Other services activities RS -1.2 25.7 12.9
  • * 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, REE (Sirene)