14 February 2020
N° 2020-37

Decrease in business start-ups in January 2020Enterprise births - January 2020

In January 2020, the number of business births for all enterprises decreased (–1.9% after –0.2% in December, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Conventional businesses start-ups rebounded (+6.5% after –14.7%) while micro-entrepreneurs' registrations fell back (–10.1% after +19.9%).

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Informations rapides  No 37 - February 2020

In January 2020, the number of business births for all enterprises decreased (–1.9% after –0.2% in December, seasonally and working-day adjusted). Conventional businesses start-ups rebounded (+6.5% after –14.7%) while micro-entrepreneurs' registrations fell back (–10.1% after +19.9%).

Business monthly start-ups (SA-WDA*)

Business monthly start-ups (SA-WDA*) ()
Total of entreprise start-ups Conventional businesses
2009-01 34405 22549
2009-02 41022 22765
2009-03 48112 21672
2009-04 49501 21284
2009-05 52673 21814
2009-06 49999 21031
2009-07 49839 20638
2009-08 49915 20879
2009-09 49299 21027
2009-10 50707 21294
2009-11 51920 22292
2009-12 54682 22742
2010-01 53973 22179
2010-02 55191 21073
2010-03 57164 21229
2010-04 52812 21260
2010-05 52283 21828
2010-06 45732 22150
2010-07 50134 21603
2010-08 50349 22321
2010-09 49998 22072
2010-10 52938 22084
2010-11 50256 21946
2010-12 45706 21405
2011-01 44296 21344
2011-02 45544 21642
2011-03 44035 21197
2011-04 45307 21534
2011-05 44845 21372
2011-06 45020 20454
2011-07 47269 21963
2011-08 45107 21378
2011-09 46597 21795
2011-10 44656 20581
2011-11 48977 22678
2011-12 47019 21863
2012-01 46507 20843
2012-02 45286 20293
2012-03 46991 20639
2012-04 45833 19970
2012-05 45699 19455
2012-06 46998 20177
2012-07 46768 20197
2012-08 47722 20441
2012-09 45157 19751
2012-10 46089 20390
2012-11 43741 19827
2012-12 44412 20592
2013-01 44394 21462
2013-02 45101 22014
2013-03 45120 21962
2013-04 44774 21451
2013-05 46085 22357
2013-06 44837 21835
2013-07 44179 21645
2013-08 44156 21739
2013-09 45479 22189
2013-10 45457 22722
2013-11 45717 22814
2013-12 45693 22519
2014-01 46372 22569
2014-02 45845 22538
2014-03 45386 22339
2014-04 46072 22742
2014-05 45566 22218
2014-06 45314 22072
2014-07 46652 22283
2014-08 46822 22614
2014-09 45635 21434
2014-10 45624 21980
2014-11 46414 22459
2014-12 46522 23012
2015-01 42354 23348
2015-02 43484 24146
2015-03 44196 24496
2015-04 43678 24866
2015-05 43014 24718
2015-06 43957 25314
2015-07 43665 25475
2015-08 43586 25297
2015-09 44348 26069
2015-10 44309 25836
2015-11 44331 26253
2015-12 44368 26106
2016-01 45822 27572
2016-02 45555 26799
2016-03 45122 26531
2016-04 46884 27193
2016-05 47384 27775
2016-06 45973 27482
2016-07 45921 28078
2016-08 45798 28006
2016-09 47360 29090
2016-10 44835 26828
2016-11 47105 28408
2016-12 45795 27660
2017-01 46358 27803
2017-02 46372 27830
2017-03 47403 28467
2017-04 47029 28465
2017-05 47375 28587
2017-06 48428 28944
2017-07 51635 29630
2017-08 49968 29611
2017-09 49998 29628
2017-10 51217 30731
2017-11 54794 30702
2017-12 54147 31736
2018-01 54736 30860
2018-02 55502 31380
2018-03 55786 31342
2018-04 56242 31401
2018-05 59614 33468
2018-06 58454 32519
2018-07 56923 31515
2018-08 58887 32323
2018-09 59349 32588
2018-10 61634 32603
2018-11 58928 32478
2018-12 59205 32729
2019-01 66097 33617
2019-02 65863 34326
2019-03 66935 35012
2019-04 65987 34369
2019-05 65872 34388
2019-06 67848 35545
2019-07 67933 35730
2019-08 67504 36217
2019-09 70471 37050
2019-10 70853 37665
2019-11 73505 42701
2019-12 73366 36420
2020-01 72001 38792
  • * 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 *)
Oct-19 Nov-19 Dec-19 Jan-20
Total businesses set-ups 70,853 73,505 73,366 72,001
Variation [m-o-m] % 0.5 3.7 -0.2 -1.9
Conventional businesses 37,665 42,701 36,420 38,792
Variation [m-o-m] % 1.7 13.4 -14.7 6.5
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 33,188 30,804 36,946 33,209
Variation [m-o-m] % -0.7 -7.2 19.9 -10.1
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source : Insee, REE (SIRENE)

+16.7% over the twelve last months

The raw number of business start-ups totted up during the last twelve months was still increasing sharply (+16.7%). All the types of business start-ups increased: micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+21.9%), conventional sole proprietorship start-ups (+16.7%) and company births (+8.6%).

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

In raw data totted up over the last twelve months, business support activities was the sector that contributed the most to the overall rise (+30 400 business start-ups, which comes to a contribution of 4.3 points to the total)*. Within it, the increase was the higher in business and other management counsultancy activities (+6 500 business start-ups over the last twelve months).

* 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 2019 January 2018
Total 16.2 16.7 82,149 76,055
Companies 6.8 8.6 20,852 19,414
Conventional sole proprietorships 28.8 16.7 23,236 19,213
Self-mamaged micro-entrepreneurs 15.3 21.9 38,061 37,428
  • *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 January 2020, in raw data, the share of micro–entrepreneurs' registrations in the businesses set up over the last twelve months decreased slightly to 47.1%.

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))
Nov.19 Dec.19 Jan.20
Companies 27.3 26.8 26.8
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 25.7 25.8 26.1
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 47.0 47.4 47.1
  • Source : Insee, REE (issu de SIRENE)

Revisions

The variation in the overall number of business births in December 2019 has been decreased by 0.1 points to –0.2% instead of –0.1%, 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 8939 5974
2009-02 9706 7824
2009-03 10540 11107
2009-04 10847 11016
2009-05 11680 11483
2009-06 10885 11114
2009-07 11288 10936
2009-08 11033 10902
2009-09 11027 10970
2009-10 11241 11023
2009-11 11225 11397
2009-12 11702 11579
2010-01 11597 11705
2010-02 11651 11781
2010-03 11806 13332
2010-04 11028 11727
2010-05 11079 11551
2010-06 9900 9933
2010-07 10303 11271
2010-08 10685 10858
2010-09 10729 11002
2010-10 10803 11790
2010-11 10250 11370
2010-12 9550 9654
2011-01 9531 9468
2011-02 9797 9627
2011-03 9279 9394
2011-04 9800 9502
2011-05 9389 9556
2011-06 9633 9618
2011-07 9959 10441
2011-08 9370 9564
2011-09 10032 9672
2011-10 9219 9263
2011-11 9791 10946
2011-12 9756 9607
2012-01 9714 9670
2012-02 9208 9302
2012-03 9396 9895
2012-04 9262 9544
2012-05 9450 9554
2012-06 9549 9556
2012-07 9404 9681
2012-08 9689 10080
2012-09 9263 9319
2012-10 9504 9619
2012-11 9190 9225
2012-12 9352 9276
2013-01 9068 9220
2013-02 9114 9373
2013-03 9183 9347
2013-04 9142 9400
2013-05 9343 9467
2013-06 9181 9364
2013-07 9242 9230
2013-08 9183 9214
2013-09 9351 9459
2013-10 9172 9559
2013-11 9100 9726
2013-12 9027 9484
2014-01 9192 9730
2014-02 8978 9690
2014-03 9075 9616
2014-04 9129 9844
2014-05 9148 9725
2014-06 8756 9753
2014-07 9179 9964
2014-08 9117 10108
2014-09 8805 9961
2014-10 8982 9681
2014-11 8977 9678
2014-12 9011 9774
2015-01 8001 9148
2015-02 8264 9608
2015-03 8308 9615
2015-04 8256 9511
2015-05 8178 9476
2015-06 8302 9581
2015-07 8141 9656
2015-08 8105 9668
2015-09 8177 9653
2015-10 8084 9840
2015-11 8070 9799
2015-12 7835 10013
2016-01 8325 10140
2016-02 8276 10295
2016-03 8045 10190
2016-04 8296 10541
2016-05 8384 10716
2016-06 7982 10322
2016-07 7852 10375
2016-08 7930 10458
2016-09 8462 10710
2016-10 7498 10006
2016-11 8149 10854
2016-12 7774 10237
2017-01 7653 10652
2017-02 7638 10741
2017-03 7809 11061
2017-04 7889 10997
2017-05 7881 11403
2017-06 8121 11633
2017-07 8436 12626
2017-08 8648 11724
2017-09 8511 11866
2017-10 8877 11913
2017-11 8904 13457
2017-12 8953 12175
2018-01 8813 13283
2018-02 8796 13487
2018-03 8746 13664
2018-04 8659 13505
2018-05 9175 14266
2018-06 9065 14012
2018-07 8829 13758
2018-08 9049 13484
2018-09 9240 13798
2018-10 9406 14957
2018-11 9146 13528
2018-12 9052 13523
2019-01 9606 16431
2019-02 9913 15920
2019-03 9869 16240
2019-04 9689 16185
2019-05 9697 16209
2019-06 9903 16425
2019-07 9985 16775
2019-08 10069 15358
2019-09 10170 17176
2019-10 10114 17417
2019-11 10725 17553
2019-12 10243 16789
2020-01 10581 17370
  • * 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 4740 621
2009-02 5949 673
2009-03 6244 675
2009-04 6579 715
2009-05 6885 754
2009-06 6902 726
2009-07 7028 713
2009-08 7032 718
2009-09 6972 672
2009-10 7334 736
2009-11 7522 677
2009-12 8032 731
2010-01 7925 844
2010-02 8576 811
2010-03 8387 881
2010-04 7913 798
2010-05 7610 809
2010-06 6451 742
2010-07 7438 775
2010-08 7355 764
2010-09 7497 814
2010-10 7899 816
2010-11 7362 779
2010-12 6760 773
2011-01 6413 779
2011-02 6796 764
2011-03 6596 783
2011-04 6777 807
2011-05 6780 763
2011-06 6559 773
2011-07 6790 777
2011-08 6917 895
2011-09 6883 794
2011-10 6864 804
2011-11 7114 771
2011-12 7082 768
2012-01 7064 770
2012-02 6933 778
2012-03 7235 799
2012-04 7123 792
2012-05 6738 797
2012-06 7342 865
2012-07 7315 894
2012-08 7380 892
2012-09 7105 789
2012-10 6956 836
2012-11 6548 808
2012-12 6595 816
2013-01 6514 835
2013-02 6584 905
2013-03 6705 893
2013-04 6615 796
2013-05 6981 963
2013-06 6581 930
2013-07 6471 922
2013-08 6415 892
2013-09 6465 974
2013-10 6621 938
2013-11 6633 960
2013-12 6898 1021
2014-01 6867 1084
2014-02 6949 1107
2014-03 6600 1037
2014-04 6621 1055
2014-05 6230 1031
2014-06 6345 1080
2014-07 6332 1195
2014-08 6199 1316
2014-09 6070 1164
2014-10 6059 1241
2014-11 6035 2266
2014-12 5932 1325
2015-01 5431 1091
2015-02 5350 1214
2015-03 5624 1899
2015-04 5361 1650
2015-05 5308 1422
2015-06 5350 1564
2015-07 5246 1653
2015-08 5211 1776
2015-09 5478 2058
2015-10 5185 2324
2015-11 5188 2337
2015-12 5106 2499
2016-01 5368 2383
2016-02 5239 2411
2016-03 5051 2465
2016-04 5434 2701
2016-05 5261 2927
2016-06 5148 2943
2016-07 5134 3012
2016-08 5043 2707
2016-09 5121 3161
2016-10 4854 3063
2016-11 4823 2936
2016-12 4897 2960
2017-01 4959 3193
2017-02 4917 3402
2017-03 4979 3338
2017-04 4948 3040
2017-05 4937 3187
2017-06 4899 3318
2017-07 5277 3521
2017-08 5034 3497
2017-09 5043 3222
2017-10 5357 3507
2017-11 5489 4389
2017-12 5524 4619
2018-01 5220 4810
2018-02 5541 4592
2018-03 5618 4863
2018-04 5593 5484
2018-05 5631 6300
2018-06 5684 6021
2018-07 5497 5972
2018-08 5758 6657
2018-09 5731 6373
2018-10 5760 6668
2018-11 5680 6883
2018-12 5917 6656
2019-01 6020 7212
2019-02 6037 7533
2019-03 6187 7848
2019-04 6146 7168
2019-05 6308 7106
2019-06 6747 7157
2019-07 7008 6393
2019-08 6963 6743
2019-09 7119 6834
2019-10 7073 7039
2019-11 7734 6278
2019-12 7059 6134
2020-01 7150 6566
  • * 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 Nov.19 Dec.19 Jan.20
Total 73,505 73,366 72,001
Industry BE 3,706 3,654 3,583
Of which Manufacturing C 3,346 3,344 3,249
Construction FZ 7,734 7,059 7,150
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 20,614 19,672 20,633
Trade G 10,725 10,243 10,581
Transportation and storage H 6,278 6,134 6,566
Accommodation and food service activities I 3,611 3,295 3,487
Information and communication JZ 3,877 4,280 3,427
Financial and insurance activities KZ 2,248 1,615 1,796
Real estate activities LZ 3,145 2,818 2,982
Business support activities MN 17,553 16,789 17,370
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 7,085 8,069 7,087
Other services activities RS 7,543 9,410 7,973
  • * 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 Jan.20/Dec.19 Moving total % change**
SA-WDA * over 3 months over 12 months
Total -1.9 16.2 16.7
Industry BE -1.9 40.3 34.5
Of which Manufacturing C -2.8 46.5 33.4
Construction FZ 1.3 21.6 18.1
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 4.9 4.0 12.0
Trade G 3.3 12.6 11.1
Transportation and storage H 7.0 -11.0 12.5
Accommodation and food service activities I 5.8 14.1 14.1
Information and communication JZ -19.9 17.6 16.2
Financial and insurance activities KZ 11.2 18.3 16.6
Real estate activities LZ 5.8 24.4 21.5
Business support activities MN 3.5 17.0 18.1
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ -12.2 9.4 8.2
Other services activities RS -15.3 42.0 28.0
  • * 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)

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: 13 March 2020 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: 13 March 2020 at 8:45am


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