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16 mai 2018
N° 2018-128

Near stability in business start-ups in April 2018Enterprise births - April 2018

In April 2018, the number of business births for all entreprises was practically stable (+0.1% after +0.4% in March, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Conventional businesses start-ups fell back (−0.9% after +0.2%) whereas micro-entrepreneurs' registrations kept increasing (+1.4% after +0.7%).

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No 128
Paru le : 16/05/2018
Prochaine parution le : 15/01/2019 at 08:45 - December 2018

In April 2018, the number of business births for all entreprises was practically stable (+0.1% after +0.4% in March, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Conventional businesses start-ups fell back (−0.9% after +0.2%) whereas micro-entrepreneurs' registrations kept increasing (+1.4% after +0.7%).

Graph1Monthly business start-ups (SA-WDA *)

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

Table1Business set-ups by month (SA-WDA *)

Business set-ups by month (SA-WDA *)
Jan. 2018 Feb. 2018 March 2018 April 2018
Total businesses set-ups 55,214 55,302 55,522 55,577
Variation [m-o-m] % 2.6 0.2 0.4 0.1
Conventional businesses 31,119 31,494 31,555 31,268
Variation [m-o-m] % -0.7 1.2 0.2 -0.9
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 24,096 23,808 23,968 24,310
Variation [m-o-m] % 7.1 -1.2 0.7 1.4
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE, REE (Sirene)

+12.5% over the twelve last months

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months accelerated once again (+12.5% after +9.8% in March and +9.3% in February). All the types of business start-ups increased: micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+19.4%), conventional sole proprietorship start-ups (+14.3%) and company births (+3.2%).

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

In raw data cumulated over the twelve last months, business support activities was the sector that contributed the most to the overall rise (rise by +23,000 business start-ups, which comes to a contribution of 4.1 points to the total)1. Within it, the increase was the higher in business and management counselling (rise by +12,900 business start-ups).

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

In April 2018, the share of micro–entrepreneurs' registrations in the businesses set up over the last twelve months increased for the sixth month in a row and reached 42.2%.

Table0Business set-ups distribution by type

% over the twelve last months (raw data)
Business set-ups distribution by type
Feb. 2018 March 2018 April 2018
Companies 32.5 32.0 31.5
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 26.0 26.1 26.3
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 41.6 41.9 42.2
  • 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.

Table2Cumulated 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- April 2018 January- April 2017
Total 17.9 12.5 240,211 202,921
Companies -0.2 3.2 71,166 70,807
Conventional sole proprietorships 25.5 14.3 66,208 52,788
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 29.3 19.4 102,837 79,326
  • * 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 March 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

Graph2Trade and business support activities monthly start-ups (SA-WDA *)

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

Graph3Construction and transportation business monthly set-ups (SA-WDA *)

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

Table3Number of monthly business set-ups (incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs)

SA-WDA *
Number of monthly business set-ups (incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs)
NA Feb. 2018 March 2018 April 2018
Total 55,302 55,522 55,577
Industry BE 2,266 2,355 2,321
Of which Manufacturing C 2,034 2,084 2,054
Construction FZ 5,511 5,517 5,480
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 16,387 16,521 16,710
Trade G 8,905 8,823 8,591
Transportation and storage H 4,662 4,972 5,441
Accommodation and food service activities I 2,820 2,726 2,677
Information and communication JZ 2,802 2,804 2,796
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,362 1,385 1,372
Real estate activities LZ 2,053 2,160 2,104
Business support activities MN 13,172 13,309 13,182
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 6,610 6,406 6,472
Other services activities RS 5,139 5,065 5,141
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE, REE (Sirene)

Table4Fluctuation 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 April 18 / March 18 Moving total % change**
SA-WDA * over 3 months over 12 months
Total 0.1 17.9 12.5
Industry BE -1.5 14.4 6.9
Of which Manufacturing C -1.4 17.2 9.4
Construction FZ -0.7 11.2 5.1
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 1.1 20.3 12.9
Trade G -2.6 11.8 8.4
Transportation and storage H 9.4 52.4 33.3
Accommodation and food service activities I -1.8 6.8 2.3
Information and communication JZ -0.3 18.4 13.8
Financial and insurance activities KZ -0.9 -1.5 3.7
Real estate activities LZ -2.6 22.0 22.0
Business support activities MN -1.0 21.4 18.2
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 1.0 10.1 6.0
Other services activities RS 1.5 24.8 15.9
  • * 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)

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Prochaine parution le : 15/01/2019 at 08:45 - December 2018