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Informations Rapides · 16 July 2021 · n° 182
Informations rapidesRebound in business births in June 2021; sharp increase over the twelve last months Enterprise births - June 2021

In June 2021, the number of business births for all enterprises rebounded (+0.8% after –4.1% in May seasonally and working-day adjusted). Micro-entrepreneurs' registrations decreased slightly (–0.2% after –7.4%) while conventionnal business births increased again (+2.6% after +2.1%). The raw number of business births over the last twelve months increases strongly (+30.2%), notably due to the particulary low number of business births during the first lockdown in 2020.

Informations rapides
No 182
Paru le :Paru le16/07/2021
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In June 2021, the number of business births for all enterprises rebounded (+0.8% after –4.1% in May seasonally and working-day adjusted). Micro-entrepreneurs' registrations decreased slightly (–0.2% after –7.4%) while conventionnal business births increased again (+2.6% after +2.1%). The raw number of business births over the last twelve months increases strongly (+30.2%), notably due to the particulary low number of business births during the first lockdown in 2020.

Business monthly start-ups (SA-WDA*)

Business monthly start-ups (SA-WDA*)
Total of entreprise start-ups Conventional businesses
2009-01 35109 22342
2009-02 41707 22756
2009-03 47930 21868
2009-04 49296 21375
2009-05 53183 22011
2009-06 50131 21304
2009-07 49071 20313
2009-08 49849 20868
2009-09 49460 21019
2009-10 50226 21175
2009-11 50860 21995
2009-12 55458 23016
2010-01 54957 22193
2010-02 55548 21101
2010-03 56461 21322
2010-04 52466 21331
2010-05 52610 21985
2010-06 45842 22323
2010-07 49739 21523
2010-08 50614 22447
2010-09 49646 21973
2010-10 52845 21890
2010-11 50274 21765
2010-12 45848 21254
2011-01 44768 21389
2011-02 45897 21669
2011-03 44041 21377
2011-04 45434 21534
2011-05 44658 21569
2011-06 45284 20534
2011-07 47368 21740
2011-08 45275 21477
2011-09 46357 21661
2011-10 44463 20435
2011-11 48608 22459
2011-12 46969 21699
2012-01 47177 21025
2012-02 45391 20389
2012-03 46673 20594
2012-04 45682 20118
2012-05 45473 19433
2012-06 46846 20124
2012-07 46678 20318
2012-08 47575 20392
2012-09 45373 19736
2012-10 46238 20271
2012-11 43366 19400
2012-12 43919 20321
2013-01 44445 21305
2013-02 45170 22021
2013-03 45224 21943
2013-04 44941 21806
2013-05 46093 22569
2013-06 44852 22008
2013-07 44021 21655
2013-08 44018 21675
2013-09 45542 22239
2013-10 45538 22650
2013-11 45690 22417
2013-12 45790 22488
2014-01 46271 22315
2014-02 45903 22532
2014-03 45324 22468
2014-04 46429 23139
2014-05 45666 22264
2014-06 45387 22323
2014-07 46749 22388
2014-08 47079 22746
2014-09 45984 21684
2014-10 45380 21679
2014-11 45944 21811
2014-12 46730 22582
2015-01 42458 20393
2015-02 43680 20120
2015-03 44442 20338
2015-04 43575 20311
2015-05 42932 20159
2015-06 44051 20572
2015-07 43119 20674
2015-08 43482 20859
2015-09 44386 21136
2015-10 44013 20915
2015-11 43891 21217
2015-12 44967 21587
2016-01 45951 22334
2016-02 45559 22087
2016-03 45436 21782
2016-04 46853 22031
2016-05 47416 22686
2016-06 45839 22161
2016-07 45989 22308
2016-08 46190 22226
2016-09 46847 22298
2016-10 44815 21428
2016-11 46796 22972
2016-12 45801 23638
2017-01 46367 22269
2017-02 46322 22210
2017-03 47051 22445
2017-04 47238 22769
2017-05 47471 22727
2017-06 48542 23240
2017-07 51771 23700
2017-08 50177 23387
2017-09 49862 22761
2017-10 51219 23881
2017-11 54062 25410
2017-12 55118 24294
2018-01 54547 23801
2018-02 55277 23890
2018-03 55418 23865
2018-04 56189 24079
2018-05 59118 25139
2018-06 58961 24958
2018-07 56765 24042
2018-08 59312 24639
2018-09 59494 24490
2018-10 60997 24781
2018-11 58459 24040
2018-12 59946 24586
2019-01 65355 25495
2019-02 65487 25808
2019-03 66752 26253
2019-04 65974 26151
2019-05 65563 26115
2019-06 69272 27085
2019-07 67594 26143
2019-08 68456 26001
2019-09 69701 26281
2019-10 69719 26207
2019-11 73463 29982
2019-12 75188 24146
2020-01 71193 26668
2020-02 69531 27370
2020-03 50852 19692
2020-04 33338 11732
2020-05 54713 18609
2020-06 76016 25835
2020-07 82149 27810
2020-08 83127 29327
2020-09 83267 28741
2020-10 83506 28803
2020-11 84436 28492
2020-12 82421 28425
2021-01 82205 28175
2021-02 85031 28466
2021-03 84373 28958
2021-04 85706 30037
2021-05 82229 30667
2021-06 82924 31459
  • * 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 *)
Mar-21 Apr-21 May-21 Jun-21
Total businesses set-ups 84,373 85,706 82,229 82,924
Variation [m-o-m] % -0.8 1.6 -4.1 0.8
Conventional businesses 28,958 30,037 30,667 31,459
Variation [m-o-m] % 1.7 3.7 2.1 2.6
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 55,415 55,669 51,562 51,465
Variation [m-o-m] % -2.0 0.5 -7.4 -0.2
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: Insee, REE (SIRENE)

Increase in business births in accommodation and food service activities over one month

In June 2021, the number of business births increased in accomodation and food service activities (+14.9%), in education, human health and social work activities (+10.8%) and in manufacturing activities (+9.4%). On the other hand, the number of business births decreased in transport and storage activities (–19.8%).

Sharp increase in business births over the three last months

The raw number of business births totted up during the last three months (April to June) increased sharply in comparison with the same months one year ago (+59.3%). This particularly strong increase is explained by the high number of busines births in the first quarter of 2021 but above all by the abnormally low number of business births in the first quarter of 2020 due to the first lockdown. Micro-entrepreneurs’ registrations went up sharply (+53.1%), as well as companies’s births (+83.9%) and conventionnal sole proprietorships’ births (+38.8%).

Business support activities was the sector that contributed the most to the overall rise (+18,600 business births, which comes to a contribution of +11.7 points)*. Within it, the strongest increase was in business and other management consultancy activities (+4,200 business births over the last three months in comparison with the same months one year ago).

Increase in business births over the twelve last months

The raw number of business births totted up during the last twelve months went up (+30.2%), notably due to the particulary low number of business births during the first lockdown in 2020. Micro-entrepreneurs' registrations increased more strongly (+34.4%) than companies’ births (+30.0%), and sole proprietorships’ births (+6.0%).

* 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 – June 2021 January – June 2020
Total 59.3 30.2 528,334 369,923
Companies 83.9 30.0 141,607 96,626
Conventional sole proprietorships 38.8 6.0 44,755 38,450
Self-mamaged micro-entrepreneurs 53.1 34.4 341,972 234,847
  • *Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source: INSEE, REE(SIRENE)

Nearly two business births out of three are micro-entrepreneurs’ registrations

In June 2021, in raw data, the share of micro-entrepreneurs’ in the businesses births over the last twelve months decreased slightly and represents 65.1%.

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))
Apr-21 May-21 Jun-21
Companies 25.4 25.7 26.1
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 8.9 8.8 8.8
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 65.6 65.5 65.1
  • Source: Insee, REE (issu de SIRENE)

Revisions

The variation in the overall number of business births in May 2021 has been lowered by 0.1 points to –4.1% instead of –4.0%, 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 8890 6592
2009-02 9781 8382
2009-03 10561 10935
2009-04 10893 10804
2009-05 11765 11562
2009-06 10987 11065
2009-07 11134 10715
2009-08 10925 10998
2009-09 10928 10798
2009-10 11207 10921
2009-11 11159 10812
2009-12 12026 11882
2010-01 11649 12195
2010-02 11727 12053
2010-03 11736 12496
2010-04 11066 11621
2010-05 11036 11669
2010-06 9929 9844
2010-07 10403 11245
2010-08 10654 10933
2010-09 10617 10675
2010-10 10714 11993
2010-11 10238 11086
2010-12 9550 9978
2011-01 9467 9721
2011-02 9848 9947
2011-03 9373 9267
2011-04 9810 9765
2011-05 9399 9229
2011-06 9686 9735
2011-07 9875 10690
2011-08 9371 9435
2011-09 9918 9652
2011-10 9134 9314
2011-11 9772 10338
2011-12 9820 9879
2012-01 9724 9860
2012-02 9203 9521
2012-03 9446 9865
2012-04 9244 9552
2012-05 9454 9429
2012-06 9510 9619
2012-07 9367 9557
2012-08 9653 10178
2012-09 9228 9462
2012-10 9399 9565
2012-11 9073 8984
2012-12 9265 9190
2013-01 9095 9254
2013-02 9177 9466
2013-03 9193 9559
2013-04 9195 9444
2013-05 9470 9480
2013-06 9220 9316
2013-07 9120 9105
2013-08 9112 9143
2013-09 9229 9486
2013-10 9208 9478
2013-11 9164 9649
2013-12 9106 9605
2014-01 9202 9814
2014-02 9060 9705
2014-03 9092 9577
2014-04 9206 9974
2014-05 9030 9842
2014-06 8765 9737
2014-07 9252 10006
2014-08 9134 10236
2014-09 8780 9920
2014-10 8880 9645
2014-11 8895 9563
2014-12 8904 10053
2015-01 7963 9446
2015-02 8366 9620
2015-03 8360 9613
2015-04 8310 9440
2015-05 8229 9128
2015-06 8261 9509
2015-07 8086 9531
2015-08 8044 9471
2015-09 8053 9650
2015-10 8043 9923
2015-11 7959 9680
2015-12 8107 10078
2016-01 8318 10326
2016-02 8303 10212
2016-03 8224 10187
2016-04 8282 10608
2016-05 8377 10516
2016-06 8008 10130
2016-07 7815 10516
2016-08 7925 10596
2016-09 8332 10566
2016-10 7453 10130
2016-11 8071 10732
2016-12 7789 10503
2017-01 7582 10620
2017-02 7707 10626
2017-03 7797 10886
2017-04 8015 11024
2017-05 7921 11294
2017-06 8227 11691
2017-07 8501 12573
2017-08 8600 11917
2017-09 8398 12005
2017-10 8833 12013
2017-11 8825 13138
2017-12 9001 13206
2018-01 8726 12979
2018-02 8879 13233
2018-03 8852 13339
2018-04 8680 13460
2018-05 9186 14071
2018-06 9174 14093
2018-07 8772 13830
2018-08 8961 14152
2018-09 9191 13962
2018-10 9277 14482
2018-11 8984 13507
2018-12 8885 14432
2019-01 9500 15505
2019-02 10015 15548
2019-03 9967 16247
2019-04 9775 16004
2019-05 9836 16103
2019-06 10246 16860
2019-07 9850 16691
2019-08 9959 16609
2019-09 9993 16852
2019-10 10018 16458
2019-11 10732 17591
2019-12 10227 18658
2020-01 10333 16687
2020-02 10442 15800
2020-03 6813 13300
2020-04 4802 9066
2020-05 9210 13483
2020-06 12069 16906
2020-07 13656 17473
2020-08 13287 18267
2020-09 12974 17500
2020-10 13044 18266
2020-11 13052 18390
2020-12 12602 18111
2021-01 12170 17775
2021-02 11983 18108
2021-03 11832 17895
2021-04 12128 19463
2021-05 12076 18614
2021-06 11769 19156
  • * 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 4787 612
2009-02 5873 674
2009-03 6139 683
2009-04 6555 705
2009-05 6813 785
2009-06 6878 734
2009-07 7050 692
2009-08 6915 721
2009-09 7229 676
2009-10 7291 724
2009-11 7489 690
2009-12 8021 731
2010-01 8037 843
2010-02 8381 810
2010-03 8425 884
2010-04 7752 786
2010-05 7856 816
2010-06 6597 741
2010-07 7048 782
2010-08 7348 770
2010-09 7605 809
2010-10 7929 809
2010-11 7848 789
2010-12 6907 744
2011-01 6451 780
2011-02 6649 761
2011-03 6664 774
2011-04 6654 807
2011-05 6811 783
2011-06 6742 761
2011-07 6752 789
2011-08 7184 887
2011-09 6902 785
2011-10 6690 814
2011-11 7493 772
2011-12 6872 756
2012-01 7153 778
2012-02 6917 765
2012-03 6979 791
2012-04 6927 802
2012-05 6901 785
2012-06 7252 868
2012-07 7337 914
2012-08 7376 875
2012-09 7085 799
2012-10 7163 834
2012-11 6822 797
2012-12 6281 816
2013-01 6638 817
2013-02 6432 898
2013-03 6601 893
2013-04 6560 811
2013-05 6967 965
2013-06 6509 945
2013-07 6519 945
2013-08 6394 896
2013-09 6491 983
2013-10 6740 917
2013-11 6678 958
2013-12 6673 1022
2014-01 6869 1059
2014-02 6831 1098
2014-03 6396 1063
2014-04 6805 1057
2014-05 6303 1064
2014-06 6403 1084
2014-07 6442 1191
2014-08 6168 1340
2014-09 6204 1179
2014-10 6145 1191
2014-11 5910 2257
2014-12 6025 1311
2015-01 5422 1084
2015-02 5345 1207
2015-03 5618 1927
2015-04 5436 1648
2015-05 5277 1456
2015-06 5370 1602
2015-07 5221 1639
2015-08 5171 1823
2015-09 5664 2033
2015-10 5066 2263
2015-11 4902 2377
2015-12 5207 2449
2016-01 5368 2390
2016-02 5206 2433
2016-03 5210 2413
2016-04 5375 2792
2016-05 5309 2964
2016-06 5242 2932
2016-07 5079 3078
2016-08 5188 2732
2016-09 5098 3104
2016-10 4732 3036
2016-11 4702 2934
2016-12 4740 2932
2017-01 5010 3211
2017-02 4947 3428
2017-03 5076 3274
2017-04 4950 3104
2017-05 5093 3141
2017-06 4993 3241
2017-07 5115 3682
2017-08 5081 3506
2017-09 4965 3218
2017-10 5322 3420
2017-11 5317 4330
2017-12 5480 4607
2018-01 5392 4791
2018-02 5594 4661
2018-03 5598 4841
2018-04 5612 5524
2018-05 5687 6109
2018-06 5779 6064
2018-07 5457 5935
2018-08 5738 6558
2018-09 5618 6437
2018-10 5775 6579
2018-11 5503 6923
2018-12 5664 6967
2019-01 6131 7274
2019-02 6125 7636
2019-03 6226 7662
2019-04 6217 7146
2019-05 6195 6931
2019-06 6993 7090
2019-07 6930 6495
2019-08 6886 6729
2019-09 6900 6838
2019-10 7040 6912
2019-11 7557 6445
2019-12 6795 6409
2020-01 7163 6675
2020-02 7236 6351
2020-03 4857 4310
2020-04 3046 2723
2020-05 4480 6296
2020-06 7245 10694
2020-07 7600 11243
2020-08 7958 11085
2020-09 7819 11214
2020-10 7683 11347
2020-11 8319 11432
2020-12 7808 10233
2021-01 7344 11462
2021-02 7495 13104
2021-03 7414 13687
2021-04 7449 13094
2021-05 7079 11255
2021-06 7633 9022
  • * 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 Apr-21 May-21 Jun-21
Total 85,706 82,229 82,924
Industry BE 3,985 3,613 4,270
Of which Manufacturing C 3,705 3,312 3,622
Construction FZ 7,449 7,079 7,633
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 27,698 26,120 23,997
Trade G 12,128 12,076 11,769
Transportation and storage H 13,094 11,255 9,022
Accommodation and food service activities I 2,476 2,789 3,206
Information and communication JZ 4,750 4,681 4,438
Financial and insurance activities KZ 2,409 2,462 2,382
Real estate activities LZ 3,666 3,817 3,792
Business support activities MN 19,463 18,614 19,156
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 7,807 6,926 7,675
Other services activities RS 8,479 8,916 9,582
  • * 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 %) - ** Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
NA Jun.21/May.21 Moving total % change**
SA-WDA * over 3 months over 12 months
Total 0.8 59.3 30.2
Industry BE 18.2 57.6 23.6
Of which Manufacturing C 9.4 55.1 23.0
Construction FZ 7.8 54.1 21.4
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI -8.1 58.1 51.5
Trade G -2.5 42.7 33.3
Transportation and storage H -19.8 78.8 84.6
Accommodation and food service activities I 14.9 54.5 38.1
Information and communication JZ -5.2 54.9 25.1
Financial and insurance activities KZ -3.2 77.2 29.7
Real estate activities LZ -0.7 79.7 39.2
Business support activities MN 2.9 49.2 17.8
Public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities OQ 10.8 55.4 17.5
Other services activities RS 7.5 88.7 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)

For further information

The business births 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: 27 August 2021 at 8:45am

Pour en savoir plus

The business births 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: 27 August 2021 at 8:45am

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