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12 octobre 2018
N° 2018-271

Slight rise in business start-ups in September 2018Enterprise births - September 2018

In September 2018, the number of business births for all enterprises increased slightly (+0.8% after +4.5% in August, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Conventional businesses start-ups rose (+1.5% after +2.9%) whereas micro-entrepreneurs' registrations were virtually stable (+0.1% after +6.6%).

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Paru le : 12/10/2018
Prochaine parution le : 15/01/2019 at 08:45 - December 2018

In September 2018, the number of business births for all enterprises increased slightly (+0.8% after +4.5% in August, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Conventional businesses start-ups rose (+1.5% after +2.9%) whereas micro-entrepreneurs' registrations were virtually stable (+0.1% after +6.6%).

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 *)
June 2018 July 2018 Aug. 2018 Sept. 2018
Total businesses set-ups 58,619 56,634 59,210 59,700
Variation [m-o-m] % -1.1 -3.4 4.5 0.8
Conventional businesses 32,641 31,382 32,303 32,773
Variation [m-o-m] % -1.9 -3.9 2.9 1.5
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 25,978 25,252 26,907 26,927
Variation [m-o-m] % -0.2 -2.8 6.6 0.1
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE, REE (Sirene)

+17.9% over the twelve last months

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months kept accelerating (+17.9% after +16.7% in August and +16.2% in July). All the types of business start-ups increased: micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+27.9%), conventional sole proprietorship start-ups (+23.5%) and, to a lesser extent, company births (+2.0%).

Upsurge of business setp-ups in transportation and storage over the three last months

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last three months went up sharply (+17.6% over one year). The sector “Transportation and storage” was the one that contributed the most to this rise (rise by +7,400 business start-ups, which came to a contribution of 5.5 points)1. Within it, the increase was the higher in other activities of post and mail, which includes home-delivery (rise by +6,400 business start-ups).

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

In September 2018, the share of micro–entrepreneurs' registrations in the businesses set up over the last twelve months grew for the eleventh month in a row and reached 43.7%.

Table0Business set-ups distribution by type

% over the twelve last months (raw data)
Business set-ups distribution by type
July 2018 Aug. 2018 Sept. 2018
Companies 30.3 30.0 29.7
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 26.7 26.7 26.6
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 43.0 43.3 43.7
  • 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- September 2018 January- September 2017
Total 17.6 17.9 512,089 432,865
Companies 2.6 2.0 148,241 147,210
Conventional sole proprietorships 18.9 23.5 138,392 111,421
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 28.1 27.9 225,456 174,234
  • * 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 August 2018 has been lowered by 0.3 points to +4.5% 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 July 2018 Aug. 2018 Sept. 2018
Total 56,634 59,210 59,700
Industry BE 2,384 2,494 2,403
Of which Manufacturing C 2,085 2,254 2,165
Construction FZ 5,570 5,811 5,749
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 17,411 18,493 18,422
Trade G 8,819 9,015 9,233
Transportation and storage H 5,822 6,641 6,344
Accommodation and food service activities I 2,770 2,837 2,846
Information and communication JZ 2,804 3,114 2,983
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,398 1,511 1,500
Real estate activities LZ 2,061 2,346 2,425
Business support activities MN 13,723 13,517 14,012
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 6,066 6,467 6,612
Other services activities RS 5,218 5,456 5,593
  • * 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 Sept. 18 / août 18 Moving total % change**
SA-WDA * over 3 months over 12 months
Total 0.8 17.6 17.9
Industry BE -3.7 13.9 13.0
Of which Manufacturing C -4.0 15.1 15.8
Construction FZ -1.1 12.6 11.5
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI -0.4 26.5 22.7
Trade G 2.4 8.3 11.8
Transportation and storage H -4.5 86.0 62.6
Accommodation and food service activities I 0.3 8.6 6.8
Information and communication JZ -4.2 17.5 18.0
Financial and insurance activities KZ -0.7 7.5 5.9
Real estate activities LZ 3.4 18.3 21.8
Business support activities MN 3.7 17.5 20.3
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 2.2 5.1 7.7
Other services activities RS 2.5 20.7 22.4
  • * 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