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Slight downturn in business start-ups in April 2019Enterprise births - April 2019

In April 2019, the number of business births for all enterprises edged down (-1.3% after +1.5% in March, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Conventional businesses start-ups fell back (-1.8% after +1.7%) and micro-entrepreneurs' registrations decreased more slightly (-0.8% after +1.3%).

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Paru le : 15/05/2019
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In April 2019, the number of business births for all enterprises edged down (-1.3% after +1.5% in March, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Conventional businesses start-ups fell back (-1.8% after +1.7%) and micro-entrepreneurs' registrations decreased more slightly (-0.8% after +1.3%).

Business monthly start-ups (SA-WDA*)

Business monthly start-ups (SA-WDA*) ()
Total of entreprise start-ups Conventional businesses
2009-01 34383 22560
2009-02 41024 22760
2009-03 48120 21634
2009-04 49510 21307
2009-05 52707 21843
2009-06 49983 21005
2009-07 49845 20676
2009-08 49910 20868
2009-09 49355 21069
2009-10 50656 21290
2009-11 51881 22233
2009-12 54693 22746
2010-01 53956 22210
2010-02 55184 21067
2010-03 57183 21223
2010-04 52803 21239
2010-05 52325 21814
2010-06 45715 22144
2010-07 50117 21583
2010-08 50323 22284
2010-09 50006 22100
2010-10 52931 22098
2010-11 50295 21943
2010-12 45706 21384
2011-01 44272 21335
2011-02 45543 21634
2011-03 44038 21196
2011-04 45333 21554
2011-05 44796 21320
2011-06 45046 20492
2011-07 47334 22011
2011-08 45121 21394
2011-09 46576 21765
2011-10 44633 20586
2011-11 49025 22725
2011-12 47011 21862
2012-01 46482 20817
2012-02 45314 20329
2012-03 46989 20644
2012-04 45829 19960
2012-05 45743 19523
2012-06 46973 20171
2012-07 46749 20145
2012-08 47684 20415
2012-09 45194 19776
2012-10 46065 20378
2012-11 43752 19813
2012-12 44437 20633
2013-01 44409 21498
2013-02 45102 22012
2013-03 45138 21978
2013-04 44744 21414
2013-05 46079 22325
2013-06 44845 21853
2013-07 44158 21631
2013-08 44154 21747
2013-09 45488 22172
2013-10 45442 22722
2013-11 45777 22874
2013-12 45667 22459
2014-01 46384 22566
2014-02 45850 22543
2014-03 45365 22334
2014-04 46069 22753
2014-05 45596 22245
2014-06 45341 22079
2014-07 46666 22281
2014-08 46829 22626
2014-09 45640 21396
2014-10 45641 22004
2014-11 46426 22518
2014-12 46565 23023
2015-01 42415 23398
2015-02 43501 24163
2015-03 44123 24415
2015-04 43664 24882
2015-05 43043 24770
2015-06 43945 25272
2015-07 43665 25467
2015-08 43557 25253
2015-09 44385 26080
2015-10 44356 25877
2015-11 44242 26266
2015-12 44394 26110
2016-01 45934 27661
2016-02 45589 26821
2016-03 45093 26514
2016-04 46838 27171
2016-05 47259 27662
2016-06 46052 27524
2016-07 45921 28062
2016-08 45829 27983
2016-09 47349 29045
2016-10 44960 26932
2016-11 47053 28595
2016-12 45810 27626
2017-01 46473 27835
2017-02 46431 27862
2017-03 47350 28417
2017-04 47010 28472
2017-05 47205 28458
2017-06 48523 28986
2017-07 51563 29582
2017-08 50075 29592
2017-09 50047 29640
2017-10 51396 30852
2017-11 54553 30872
2017-12 54090 31682
2018-01 55054 31029
2018-02 55609 31415
2018-03 55708 31255
2018-04 56143 31320
2018-05 59372 33286
2018-06 58652 32613
2018-07 56673 31316
2018-08 59110 32229
2018-09 59460 32629
2018-10 61999 32853
2018-11 58614 32794
2018-12 58899 32537
2019-01 66564 33891
2019-02 66055 34377
2019-03 67040 34964
2019-04 66168 34339
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data

Business monthly start-ups (SA-WDA*)

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

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

Business set-ups by month (SA-WDA *)
Jan-19 Feb-19 Mar-19 Apr-19
Total businesses set-ups 66,564 66,055 67,040 66,168
Variation [m-o-m] % 13.0 -0.8 1.5 -1.3
Conventional businesses 33,891 34,377 34,964 34,339
Variation [m-o-m] % 4.2 1.4 1.7 -1.8
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 32,673 31,678 32,077 31,829
Variation [m-o-m] % 23.9 -3.0 1.3 -0.8
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source : Insee, REE (SIRENE)

+17.3% over the twelve last months

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months was still inscreasing sharply (+17.3%). All the types of business start-ups increased: micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+28.4%), conventional sole proprietorship start-ups (+14.3%) and, to a lesser extent, company births (+5.1%).

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 (+18.9% over one year). The sector “Transportation and storage” was the one that contributed the most to this rise (contribution of 4.6 points)*. Over the last three months and compared to the same months a year earlier, the number of creators grew by 8,200 in this sector (of which +7,800 in other postal and mail activities including home delivery).

* 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.

Cumulated business start-ups by type

Raw data
Cumulated business start-ups by type (Raw data)
Moving total % change * Moving total
over 3 months over 12 months January-April 2019 January-April 2018
Total 18.9 17.3 285,396 239,698
Companies 10.8 5.1 78,053 71,004
Conventional sole proprietorships 9.8 14.3 72,766 66,099
Self-mamaged micro-entrepreneurs 30.7 28.4 134,577 102,595
  • *Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source : INSEE, REE(SIRENE)

Less than a half of business set-ups are self-managed micro-entrepreneurs' registrations

In April 2019, the share of micro–entrepreneurs' registrations in the businesses set up over the last twelve months grew again and reached 46.2%.

Business set-ups distribution by type

% over the twelve last months (raw data)
Business set-ups distribution by type (% over the twelve last months (raw data))
Feb-19 Mar-19 Apr-19
Companies 28.6 28.4 28.2
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 25.9 25.7 25.6
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 45.5 45.9 46.2
  • Source : Insee, REE (issu de SIRENE)

Revisions

The variation in the overall number of business births in March 2019 has been raised by 0.2 points to +1.5% due to the revision of raw data and the update of the SA-WDA parameters.

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

Trade and business support activities monthly start-ups (SA-WDA*) ()
Trade Business support activities
2009-01 8938 5983
2009-02 9706 7820
2009-03 10546 11101
2009-04 10842 11025
2009-05 11687 11466
2009-06 10893 11108
2009-07 11264 10958
2009-08 11030 10896
2009-09 11037 11005
2009-10 11237 10997
2009-11 11217 11386
2009-12 11710 11567
2010-01 11605 11706
2010-02 11651 11781
2010-03 11800 13343
2010-04 11024 11726
2010-05 11090 11547
2010-06 9897 9944
2010-07 10304 11254
2010-08 10686 10852
2010-09 10719 11025
2010-10 10815 11768
2010-11 10269 11374
2010-12 9543 9661
2011-01 9527 9470
2011-02 9797 9630
2011-03 9278 9400
2011-04 9804 9503
2011-05 9365 9555
2011-06 9648 9628
2011-07 9979 10444
2011-08 9378 9575
2011-09 10023 9675
2011-10 9221 9240
2011-11 9788 10967
2011-12 9752 9598
2012-01 9715 9665
2012-02 9202 9324
2012-03 9389 9893
2012-04 9256 9540
2012-05 9443 9573
2012-06 9547 9557
2012-07 9412 9670
2012-08 9683 10080
2012-09 9270 9324
2012-10 9505 9613
2012-11 9183 9237
2012-12 9348 9270
2013-01 9059 9232
2013-02 9115 9376
2013-03 9188 9349
2013-04 9136 9391
2013-05 9350 9455
2013-06 9192 9358
2013-07 9241 9232
2013-08 9186 9206
2013-09 9340 9473
2013-10 9177 9555
2013-11 9121 9730
2013-12 9038 9456
2014-01 9182 9734
2014-02 8979 9691
2014-03 9067 9617
2014-04 9127 9847
2014-05 9149 9728
2014-06 8770 9746
2014-07 9221 9956
2014-08 9123 10083
2014-09 8794 9976
2014-10 8978 9692
2014-11 8978 9701
2014-12 9016 9798
2015-01 8002 9153
2015-02 8267 9605
2015-03 8302 9609
2015-04 8249 9514
2015-05 8190 9445
2015-06 8296 9569
2015-07 8155 9669
2015-08 8089 9640
2015-09 8167 9677
2015-10 8087 9844
2015-11 8076 9815
2015-12 7845 10049
2016-01 8337 10146
2016-02 8273 10292
2016-03 8060 10188
2016-04 8287 10525
2016-05 8354 10646
2016-06 7980 10322
2016-07 7882 10371
2016-08 7919 10446
2016-09 8435 10726
2016-10 7495 10035
2016-11 8172 10914
2016-12 7785 10299
2017-01 7662 10669
2017-02 7647 10740
2017-03 7814 11063
2017-04 7908 10964
2017-05 7843 11300
2017-06 8121 11573
2017-07 8466 12601
2017-08 8618 11720
2017-09 8495 11909
2017-10 8853 11997
2017-11 8913 13507
2017-12 8986 12240
2018-01 8863 13358
2018-02 8807 13493
2018-03 8767 13633
2018-04 8664 13454
2018-05 9099 14109
2018-06 9070 13898
2018-07 8846 13718
2018-08 9013 13461
2018-09 9234 13877
2018-10 9357 15142
2018-11 9157 13600
2018-12 9063 13586
2019-01 9679 16547
2019-02 9922 15929
2019-03 9926 16230
2019-04 9765 16209
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data

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

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

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

Construction and transportation business monthly set-ups (SA-WDA*) ()
Construction Transportation and storage
2009-01 4749 621
2009-02 5937 673
2009-03 6238 673
2009-04 6586 716
2009-05 6922 753
2009-06 6900 726
2009-07 7030 714
2009-08 7025 718
2009-09 6992 672
2009-10 7314 737
2009-11 7463 678
2009-12 8057 732
2010-01 7948 845
2010-02 8548 811
2010-03 8403 879
2010-04 7899 798
2010-05 7614 807
2010-06 6462 741
2010-07 7421 775
2010-08 7351 762
2010-09 7498 815
2010-10 7893 818
2010-11 7356 779
2010-12 6756 773
2011-01 6413 779
2011-02 6780 764
2011-03 6599 783
2011-04 6792 807
2011-05 6787 760
2011-06 6569 775
2011-07 6817 777
2011-08 6936 895
2011-09 6865 794
2011-10 6858 805
2011-11 7117 773
2011-12 7091 768
2012-01 7074 768
2012-02 6935 778
2012-03 7225 800
2012-04 7115 791
2012-05 6763 800
2012-06 7344 864
2012-07 7294 892
2012-08 7358 892
2012-09 7120 790
2012-10 6958 835
2012-11 6535 807
2012-12 6605 817
2013-01 6534 835
2013-02 6577 906
2013-03 6695 894
2013-04 6608 795
2013-05 6964 966
2013-06 6589 931
2013-07 6482 919
2013-08 6425 891
2013-09 6463 974
2013-10 6622 939
2013-11 6644 962
2013-12 6877 1019
2014-01 6864 1080
2014-02 6950 1108
2014-03 6570 1038
2014-04 6637 1055
2014-05 6255 1033
2014-06 6347 1082
2014-07 6348 1196
2014-08 6216 1315
2014-09 6076 1162
2014-10 6065 1242
2014-11 6017 2268
2014-12 5956 1321
2015-01 5449 1088
2015-02 5354 1217
2015-03 5567 1896
2015-04 5362 1654
2015-05 5328 1433
2015-06 5355 1560
2015-07 5256 1654
2015-08 5217 1769
2015-09 5507 2056
2015-10 5197 2327
2015-11 5151 2330
2015-12 5119 2492
2016-01 5386 2380
2016-02 5230 2418
2016-03 5009 2460
2016-04 5420 2715
2016-05 5255 2942
2016-06 5176 2956
2016-07 5171 2999
2016-08 5087 2695
2016-09 5127 3159
2016-10 4879 3074
2016-11 4828 2918
2016-12 4910 2940
2017-01 4948 3183
2017-02 4900 3424
2017-03 4926 3323
2017-04 4918 3084
2017-05 4931 3215
2017-06 4930 3354
2017-07 5348 3481
2017-08 5091 3483
2017-09 5072 3220
2017-10 5384 3523
2017-11 5459 4316
2017-12 5542 4564
2018-01 5215 4798
2018-02 5506 4629
2018-03 5537 4855
2018-04 5506 5587
2018-05 5611 6395
2018-06 5754 6115
2018-07 5583 5829
2018-08 5838 6643
2018-09 5786 6372
2018-10 5815 6709
2018-11 5702 6714
2018-12 5902 6526
2019-01 5994 7200
2019-02 5993 7602
2019-03 6085 7877
2019-04 6044 7304
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data

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

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

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

SA-WDA *
Number of monthly business set-ups (incl. self-managed micro-entrepreneurs) (SA-WDA *)
NA Feb. 2019 Mar. 2019 Apr. 2019
Total 66,055 67,040 66,168
Industry BE 2,710 2,770 2,905
Of which Manufacturing C 2,367 2,397 2,475
Construction FZ 5,993 6,085 6,044
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 20,698 21,072 20,251
Trade G 9,922 9,926 9,765
Transportation and storage H 7,602 7,877 7,304
Accommodation and food service activities I 3,175 3,268 3,183
Information and communication JZ 3,250 3,336 3,432
Financial and insurance activities KZ 1,621 1,624 1,618
Real estate activities LZ 2,512 2,662 2,559
Business support activities MN 15,929 16,230 16,209
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 6,941 6,940 6,807
Other services activities RS 6,400 6,321 6,342
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source : Insee, REE (SIRENE)

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) (In %)
NA Apr. 19 / Mar. 19 Moving total % change**
SA-WDA * over 3 months over 12 months
Total -1.3 18.9 17.3
Industry BE 4.9 21.7 16.7
Of which Manufacturing C 3.2 18.4 16.2
Construction FZ -0.7 9.9 10.6
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI -3.9 25.0 24.6
Trade G -1.6 12.7 8.6
Transportation and storage H -7.3 50.9 65.3
Accommodation and food service activities I -2.6 18.7 13.6
Information and communication JZ 2.9 19.2 17.1
Financial and insurance activities KZ -0.4 18.0 10.2
Real estate activities LZ -3.9 22.9 19.0
Business support activities MN -0.1 18.7 16.9
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ -1.9 5.4 5.7
Other services activities RS 0.3 22.5 19.7
  • * 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)

Encadré

For further information

The business start-ups data are build from the Register of Enterprises and Establishments (REE), from Sirene register information. The definition of creation adopted by INSEE is based on the concept defined by EUROSTAT, to harmonize and compare European data.

The appearance of a legal operating unit with no predecessor is considered to be a newly created enterprise by Eurostat. This concept of creation relies on new production resources. The business start-up statistics include applications for start-ups as micro-entrepreneurs, starting from the data relating to January 2009. Since this date, sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs are called conventional sole proprietorships and start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs are called conventional businesses.

Additional informations (time series) are available at the bottom of this page.

Next issue: 14 June 2019 at 8:45am

The business start-ups data are build from the Register of Enterprises and Establishments (REE), from Sirene register information. The definition of creation adopted by INSEE is based on the concept defined by EUROSTAT, to harmonize and compare European data.

The appearance of a legal operating unit with no predecessor is considered to be a newly created enterprise by Eurostat. This concept of creation relies on new production resources. The business start-up statistics include applications for start-ups as micro-entrepreneurs, starting from the data relating to January 2009. Since this date, sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs are called conventional sole proprietorships and start-ups excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs are called conventional businesses.

Additional informations (time series) are available at the bottom of this page.

Next issue: 14 June 2019 at 8:45am


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