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Informations Rapides · 25 August 2023 · n° 213
Informations rapidesRise in business births registered in July 2023 Enterprise births - July 2023

In July 2023, the number of business births for all enterprises increased again month on month (+4.4% after +2.5% in June, seasonally and working-day adjusted). This rise is due to a further sustained rise in micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+5.5% after +4.3%) and to a rebound in conventional business births (+2.5% after ‑0.5%). The raw number of business births over the last twelve months (August 2022 to July 2023) increased by 1.7% compared to that of the same period one year earlier (August 2021 to July 2022).

Informations rapides
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Paru le :Paru le25/08/2023
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Warning

Since 1st January 2023, formalities for registering a business must be carried out on the electronic “one-stop shop” for business formalities. This major change temporarily weakens the monthly monitoring of business births, in particular due to a change in the registration delays in the SIRENE business register. The variations in business births recorded since the beginning of 2023 should therefore be interpreted with great caution. Further information about this change is available on the Documentation tab of the on-line version of this publication.

In July 2023, the number of business births for all enterprises increased again month on month (+4.4% after +2.5% in June, seasonally and working-day adjusted). This rise is due to a further sustained rise in micro-entrepreneurs' registrations (+5.5% after +4.3%) and to a rebound in conventional business births (+2.5% after ‑0.5%). The raw number of business births over the last twelve months (August 2022 to July 2023) increased by 1.7% compared to that of the same period one year earlier (August 2021 to July 2022).

Business monthly start-ups (SA-WDA*)

Business monthly start-ups (SA-WDA*)
Conventional businesses Total of entreprise start-ups
2023-07 32335 90115
2023-06 31541 86302
2023-05 31703 84183
2023-04 31956 86868
2023-03 31446 83822
2023-02 30671 83274
2023-01 31442 83220
2022-12 34765 87977
2022-11 34646 92031
2022-10 34132 90154
2022-09 35218 89966
2022-08 34493 89056
2022-07 34722 87392
2022-06 34304 85485
2022-05 32423 83425
2022-04 34008 85447
2022-03 34638 87988
2022-02 34391 86610
2022-01 34212 90025
2021-12 33598 86705
2021-11 33879 83688
2021-10 33688 85897
2021-09 32612 82620
2021-08 32987 84000
2021-07 33954 84704
2021-06 36864 90696
2021-05 38003 93716
2021-04 34087 88736
2021-03 33798 89529
2021-02 33812 90102
2021-01 34737 88139
2020-12 34034 89534
2020-11 33265 88093
2020-10 32886 85541
2020-09 34142 88741
2020-08 35637 90379
2020-07 31772 86252
2020-06 29692 78817
2020-05 23549 60181
2020-04 14820 36291
2020-03 22718 54160
2020-02 30955 73369
2020-01 30111 74968
2019-12 29675 76846
2019-11 30850 74967
2019-10 30200 73435
2019-09 30483 72612
2019-08 30479 72800
2019-07 30436 71779
2019-06 29331 70089
2019-05 32579 75405
2019-04 30020 68958
2019-03 31352 71693
2019-02 30610 69983
2019-01 31157 70518
2018-12 29298 64278
2018-11 28699 63177
2018-10 29670 65182
2018-09 29628 64658
2018-08 29757 63724
2018-07 29309 62665
2018-06 30348 64840
2018-05 28798 61306
2018-04 29221 61314
2018-03 28836 60682
2018-02 28746 60316
2018-01 28232 58166
2017-12 28825 58446
2017-11 31250 60362
2017-10 29401 57523
2017-09 28290 55530
2017-08 28669 55350
2017-07 28289 56293
2017-06 28198 53852
2017-05 27217 51960
2017-04 27720 52596
2017-03 27582 52760
2017-02 27841 52533
2017-01 28172 52603
2016-12 27769 50160
2016-11 27082 51211
2016-10 25799 49249
2016-09 25943 50024
2016-08 25107 47964
2016-07 25929 49058
2016-06 26036 50023
2016-05 25992 50163
2016-04 25787 50897
2016-03 25943 49067
2016-02 27366 50532
2016-01 26137 49760
2015-12 25355 49620
2015-11 24467 46824
2015-10 24777 48031
2015-09 24865 47898
2015-08 24910 47602
2015-07 23962 46678
2015-06 23591 46291
2015-05 24136 47030
2015-04 24081 48079
2015-03 22474 45788
2015-02 22711 45976
2015-01 23761 46108
2014-12 25006 48646
2014-11 25687 50705
2014-10 24884 48379
2014-09 24947 48755
2014-08 25507 49784
2014-07 25173 49104
2014-06 24662 47310
2014-05 25808 49654
2014-04 25629 48375
2014-03 25354 48271
2014-02 24895 47869
2014-01 25345 48751
2013-12 24561 47109
2013-11 25162 48537
2013-10 25819 48480
2013-09 25116 47680
2013-08 24360 46385
2013-07 24178 46418
2013-06 25177 48135
2013-05 24452 47342
2013-04 24386 47366
2013-03 24949 48046
2013-02 24504 47480
2013-01 23582 45997
2012-12 21711 44401
2012-11 21383 46124
2012-10 21977 46929
2012-09 21752 47018
2012-08 22089 48869
2012-07 22738 48677
2012-06 22396 48953
2012-05 20919 45931
2012-04 21306 46757
2012-03 22328 48578
2012-02 22086 47179
2012-01 23082 48073
2011-12 23619 48546
2011-11 24473 50234
2011-10 22253 45950
2011-09 23546 47899
2011-08 23372 46838
2011-07 23687 48955
2011-06 22349 46757
2011-05 23449 46218
2011-04 23413 46985
2011-03 23251 45605
2011-02 23588 47481
2011-01 23277 46327
2010-12 23101 47349
2010-11 23676 51764
2010-10 23809 54333
2010-09 23893 51176
2010-08 24458 52225
2010-07 23459 51283
2010-06 24354 47546
2010-05 23942 54139
2010-04 23260 53959
2010-03 23226 57882
2010-02 23006 56979
2010-01 24168 56467
2009-12 25057 57042
2009-11 23949 52385
2009-10 23061 51702
2009-09 22911 50951
2009-08 22750 51321
2009-07 22169 50522
2009-06 23275 51701
2009-05 24075 54809
2009-04 23370 50898
2009-03 23904 49603
2009-02 24940 43621
2009-01 24512 37088
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data

Business monthly start-ups (SA-WDA*)

  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE, SIDE.

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

Business set-ups by month (SA-WDA *)
Apr.23 / Mar.23 (in %) May.23 / Apr.23 (in %) Jun.23 / May.23 (in %) Jul.23 / Jun.23 (in %) Jul.23
Total businesses set-ups 3.6 -3.1 2.5 4.4 90,115
Conventional businesses 1.6 -0.8 -0.5 2.5 32,335
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 4.8 -4.4 4.3 5.5 57,780
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source : Insee, SIDE.

Increase in business births in all sectors over a month

In July 2023, seasonally and working-day adjusted, business births increased over a month in all sectors. They rose sharply in transportation and storage activities (+17.5% after +2.2%), household services (+5.8% after +1.8%) and trade including trade and repair of motor vehicles (+3.6% after +0.3%). The increase was more moderate in business support activities (+1.7% after +4.1%).

Slight rise in business births over the last three months

The raw number of business set up from May 2023 to July 2023 increased slightly, in comparison with the same months one year earlier (+0.5%). This rise was due to micro-entrepreneurs’ registrations, which rose sharply (+5.6%). Conversely, company births (‑7.8%) and conventional sole proprietorships’ births (‑3.8%) decreased markedly.

Over this period, transportation and storage activities made the largest positive contribution to the overall increase (+1,700 business births compared to the same months one year earlier, representing a contribution* of +0.7 points). Within this sector, the rise was due in particular to that in interurban freight transport by road (+600 business births over the last three 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.

Increase in business births over the last twelve months

The raw number of business births totted up over the last twelve months (from August 2022 to July 2023) increased (+1.7% year on year). This rise was due to that of micro-entrepreneurs’ registrations (+4.5%). Conversely, conventional sole proprietorships’ births decreased sharply (‑4.2%) and those of company births more slightly (‑1.8%).

Cumulated business start-ups by type

Raw data
Cumulated business start-ups by type (Raw data)
Moving total % change * Moving total for the first 7 months of the year
Over 3 months over 12 months 2023 2022
Total 0.5 1.7 607,238 619,346
Companies -7.8 -1.8 163,035 176,120
Conventional sole proprietorships -3.8 -4.2 65,699 71,353
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 5.6 4.5 378,504 371,873
  • *Total of business start-ups during the last 3 or 12 months compared with the same months a year earlier
  • Source : Insee, SIDE.

61.6% of business births in the last three months were micro-entrepreneurs

% of all business births (raw data)
61.6% of business births in the last three months were micro-entrepreneurs (% of all business births (raw data))
In % July-2023 Cumulative births over the last 3 months (May 2023 to July 2023) Cumulative births over the last 12 months (August 2022 to July 2023) Cumulative births over the last 12 months, one year ago (August 2021 to July 2022)
Companies 27.3 26.9 26.7 27.6
Sole proprietorships excluding self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 12.5 11.5 11.1 11.7
Self-managed micro-entrepreneurs 60.2 61.6 62.3 60.6
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  • Source : Insee, SIDE.

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

Trade and business support activities monthly start-ups (SA-WDA*)
Trade Business support activities
2023-07 12160 23116
2023-06 11743 22731
2023-05 11713 21846
2023-04 12054 22684
2023-03 11713 21990
2023-02 11607 21539
2023-01 11504 21587
2022-12 12146 22356
2022-11 12496 23682
2022-10 12318 24151
2022-09 12606 23328
2022-08 12171 23494
2022-07 12239 22765
2022-06 12010 21885
2022-05 11217 21412
2022-04 12121 21381
2022-03 12303 21750
2022-02 12694 21306
2022-01 12694 23121
2021-12 12574 21125
2021-11 12555 19725
2021-10 13087 20306
2021-09 12988 19418
2021-08 13150 19259
2021-07 13815 19018
2021-06 14921 20344
2021-05 16153 20793
2021-04 15120 19204
2021-03 15478 18104
2021-02 15841 18319
2021-01 17153 17999
2020-12 17313 18512
2020-11 17220 18471
2020-10 16448 18031
2020-09 17241 18644
2020-08 18511 19064
2020-07 17981 17704
2020-06 15971 16722
2020-05 13746 13994
2020-04 7875 9232
2020-03 9075 13410
2020-02 13214 15909
2020-01 13292 16863
2019-12 12538 17800
2019-11 13081 17098
2019-10 12586 16820
2019-09 12717 16958
2019-08 12860 16635
2019-07 12524 16922
2019-06 12172 16319
2019-05 13264 17866
2019-04 12647 15431
2019-03 13249 15983
2019-02 12849 15695
2019-01 13503 15577
2018-12 11818 14721
2018-11 12020 13697
2018-10 12337 14665
2018-09 12610 14386
2018-08 12543 14355
2018-07 12521 14175
2018-06 12687 14419
2018-05 11929 13953
2018-04 12000 13567
2018-03 11895 13687
2018-02 11850 13388
2018-01 11534 12975
2017-12 11904 12803
2017-11 12090 13362
2017-10 12288 12865
2017-09 11846 12279
2017-08 11761 12273
2017-07 11231 12634
2017-06 11123 12058
2017-05 10698 11481
2017-04 10963 11432
2017-03 10842 11227
2017-02 10996 11046
2017-01 11508 10883
2016-12 10198 10828
2016-11 10538 10873
2016-10 9845 10476
2016-09 10121 10827
2016-08 9436 10300
2016-07 9875 10269
2016-06 10281 10352
2016-05 10528 10437
2016-04 10498 10708
2016-03 10751 9924
2016-02 12139 10293
2016-01 10384 10414
2015-12 10161 10507
2015-11 9644 9594
2015-10 9996 9989
2015-09 9850 9767
2015-08 9688 9706
2015-07 9729 9669
2015-06 9551 9403
2015-05 10021 9407
2015-04 10007 9950
2015-03 9264 9573
2015-02 9462 9667
2015-01 9353 9655
2014-12 10109 9991
2014-11 10512 10204
2014-10 10017 9953
2014-09 10041 10067
2014-08 10201 10427
2014-07 10258 10118
2014-06 9522 9913
2014-05 10286 10204
2014-04 9999 9908
2014-03 9966 9846
2014-02 9841 9789
2014-01 10183 9880
2013-12 9813 9579
2013-11 10231 9667
2013-10 10356 9667
2013-09 10361 9487
2013-08 10247 9225
2013-07 10073 9387
2013-06 10472 9617
2013-05 9997 9539
2013-04 10024 9744
2013-03 10460 9610
2013-02 10214 9604
2013-01 9606 9278
2012-12 9438 9042
2012-11 9437 9347
2012-10 9507 9501
2012-09 9700 9283
2012-08 9835 10249
2012-07 9800 10048
2012-06 9849 9906
2012-05 9353 9554
2012-04 9368 9724
2012-03 9706 10067
2012-02 9566 9624
2012-01 9838 9680
2011-12 10095 9992
2011-11 10033 10468
2011-10 9375 9419
2011-09 10190 9772
2011-08 9643 9553
2011-07 10150 10797
2011-06 9944 9826
2011-05 9665 9351
2011-04 10084 9877
2011-03 9643 9380
2011-02 10118 10055
2011-01 9732 9827
2010-12 9817 10080
2010-11 10505 11179
2010-10 10970 12065
2010-09 10900 10766
2010-08 10920 11027
2010-07 10665 11333
2010-06 10218 9954
2010-05 11291 11741
2010-04 11321 11695
2010-03 11997 12550
2010-02 11983 12115
2010-01 11921 12272
2009-12 12328 11961
2009-11 11439 10903
2009-10 11490 10998
2009-09 11213 10873
2009-08 11200 11066
2009-07 11393 10775
2009-06 11262 11152
2009-05 12039 11642
2009-04 11180 10890
2009-03 10863 11035
2009-02 10098 8537
2009-01 9204 6782
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data

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

  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE, SIDE.

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

Construction and transportation business monthly set-ups (SA-WDA*)
Construction Transportation and storage
2023-07 7299 7889
2023-06 6930 6714
2023-05 7056 6567
2023-04 7146 6386
2023-03 7103 5720
2023-02 7239 6052
2023-01 7743 6292
2022-12 8082 7311
2022-11 8336 6617
2022-10 8300 6379
2022-09 8113 6377
2022-08 7880 6788
2022-07 7812 6296
2022-06 7827 6375
2022-05 7558 6015
2022-04 7781 6249
2022-03 8040 7071
2022-02 7650 7194
2022-01 7832 7488
2021-12 7852 7740
2021-11 7720 7873
2021-10 7745 8204
2021-09 7493 8849
2021-08 7689 9288
2021-07 7485 8459
2021-06 8013 9785
2021-05 7854 11972
2021-04 7729 13036
2021-03 7689 14038
2021-02 7694 12950
2021-01 7671 11260
2020-12 7929 11179
2020-11 8778 11067
2020-10 7825 11075
2020-09 8117 11238
2020-08 8471 10645
2020-07 7882 10887
2020-06 7327 10800
2020-05 4909 6453
2020-04 2926 2740
2020-03 5010 4522
2020-02 7467 6364
2020-01 7354 6670
2019-12 7469 6075
2019-11 7570 6656
2019-10 7294 7049
2019-09 7230 6437
2019-08 7144 6369
2019-07 7346 6330
2019-06 6851 6924
2019-05 6934 7383
2019-04 6411 6980
2019-03 6474 7810
2019-02 6352 7577
2019-01 6351 7142
2018-12 5924 6882
2018-11 5863 6632
2018-10 6017 6395
2018-09 5975 6352
2018-08 5967 6248
2018-07 5990 6005
2018-06 6170 6023
2018-05 5589 5612
2018-04 5933 5358
2018-03 5799 4910
2018-02 5852 4763
2018-01 5458 4659
2017-12 5602 4507
2017-11 5928 4216
2017-10 5654 3665
2017-09 5354 3200
2017-08 5455 3272
2017-07 5537 3659
2017-06 5412 3220
2017-05 5391 3032
2017-04 5293 3078
2017-03 5384 3140
2017-02 5327 3343
2017-01 5358 3150
2016-12 5041 2997
2016-11 5139 2846
2016-10 5104 3073
2016-09 5297 2981
2016-08 5316 2483
2016-07 5325 2996
2016-06 5452 2886
2016-05 5361 2784
2016-04 5546 2698
2016-03 5343 2420
2016-02 5224 2340
2016-01 5495 2410
2015-12 5433 2538
2015-11 5376 2337
2015-10 5351 2334
2015-09 5804 2009
2015-08 5707 1767
2015-07 5530 1563
2015-06 5502 1589
2015-05 5659 1561
2015-04 5625 1700
2015-03 5411 1880
2015-02 5387 1227
2015-01 5471 1167
2014-12 5932 1291
2014-11 6221 2214
2014-10 6292 1219
2014-09 6292 1239
2014-08 6248 1342
2014-07 6385 1234
2014-06 6320 1095
2014-05 6596 1116
2014-04 6778 1090
2014-03 6672 1110
2014-02 7011 1136
2014-01 6879 1161
2013-12 6632 1082
2013-11 6861 1005
2013-10 6982 1004
2013-09 6544 1000
2013-08 6430 981
2013-07 6535 976
2013-06 6826 1025
2013-05 6835 1026
2013-04 6675 920
2013-03 6838 936
2013-02 6613 907
2013-01 6525 851
2012-12 6354 780
2012-11 6975 820
2012-10 7315 857
2012-09 7473 829
2012-08 7585 916
2012-07 7512 967
2012-06 7417 945
2012-05 6657 785
2012-04 6928 854
2012-03 7145 856
2012-02 6833 809
2012-01 7085 805
2011-12 6988 791
2011-11 7585 807
2011-10 6799 852
2011-09 7022 822
2011-08 7300 930
2011-07 6858 826
2011-06 6857 797
2011-05 6931 821
2011-04 6773 845
2011-03 6791 812
2011-02 6777 798
2011-01 6568 818
2010-12 7020 780
2010-11 7923 827
2010-10 8037 845
2010-09 7714 847
2010-08 7460 807
2010-07 7148 819
2010-06 6726 778
2010-05 7975 854
2010-04 7849 821
2010-03 8517 921
2010-02 8464 846
2010-01 8126 883
2009-12 8117 765
2009-11 7564 723
2009-10 7388 759
2009-09 7323 709
2009-08 7012 756
2009-07 7148 724
2009-06 6976 769
2009-05 6911 823
2009-04 6659 741
2009-03 6265 719
2009-02 6009 710
2009-01 4939 647
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data

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

  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source: INSEE, SIDE.

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 May-23 Jun-23 Jul-23
Total 84,183 86,302 90,115
Industry BE 5,327 5,225 5,373
Of which Manufacturing C 3,242 3,292 3,446
Construction FZ 7,056 6,930 7,299
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 21,347 21,538 23,376
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles G 11,713 11,743 12,160
Transportation and storage H 6,567 6,714 7,889
Accommodation and food service activities I 3,067 3,081 3,328
Information and communication JZ 5,344 5,445 5,664
Financial and insurance activities KZ 2,696 2,719 2,808
Real estate activities LZ 3,243 3,292 3,325
Business support activities MN 21,846 22,731 23,116
Education, human health and social work activities PQ 7,857 8,788 8,963
Other services activities RS 9,466 9,634 10,191
  • * Seasonally and working-day adjusted data
  • Source : Insee, SIDE.

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 July-23/June-23 Moving total % change**
SA-WDA * over 3 months over 12 months
Total 4.4 0.5 1.7
Industry BE 2.8 11.3 14.7
Of which Manufacturing C 4.7 -5.5 -0.3
Construction FZ 5.3 -10.4 -1.7
Wholesale and retail trade, Transport, Accommodation and Food and beverage activities GI 8.5 3.4 -4.5
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles G 3.6 -0.9 -3.5
Transportation and storage H 17.5 9.6 -11.5
Accommodation and food service activities I 8.0 7.5 8.6
Information and communication JZ 4.0 11.9 11.9
Financial and insurance activities KZ 3.3 -7.5 -3.6
Real estate activities LZ 1.0 -10.0 -4.3
Business support activities MN 1.7 1.7 7.6
Education, human health and social work activities PQ 2.0 -3.8 -4.2
Other services activities RS 5.8 -0.7 4.7
  • * 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, SIDE.

Revisions

The monthly variation in the overall number of business births in June 2023 has not been revised.

For further information

The business births data are build from the Business Demography Information System (SIDE) which replaces the Register of Enterprises and Establishments (REE). This information system is itself supplied with data from SIRENE and enriched with elements from the SIRUS statistical register.

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 market producer legal unit with no predecessor is considered to be a newly created enterprise by Eurostat. This concept of creation relies on new production resources.

Starting from the data relating to January 2009, the business start-up statistics include applications for start-ups as micro-entrepreneurs. 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.

From the January 2022 publication, business births are calculated according to a revised scheme. This has led to an increase in the level of historic series of business births.

Time series can be accessed at the bottom of the web version this publication, and further information on methodology is available on the Documentation tab.

Next issue: 22 September 2023 at 8:45 am.

Pour en savoir plus

The business births data are build from the Business Demography Information System (SIDE) which replaces the Register of Enterprises and Establishments (REE). This information system is itself supplied with data from SIRENE and enriched with elements from the SIRUS statistical register.

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 market producer legal unit with no predecessor is considered to be a newly created enterprise by Eurostat. This concept of creation relies on new production resources.

Starting from the data relating to January 2009, the business start-up statistics include applications for start-ups as micro-entrepreneurs. 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.

From the January 2022 publication, business births are calculated according to a revised scheme. This has led to an increase in the level of historic series of business births.

Time series can be accessed at the bottom of the web version this publication, and further information on methodology is available on the Documentation tab.

Next issue: 22 September 2023 at 8:45 am.

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