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Business start-ups set a new record

Posted on Dec 15, 2019 2021 at 11:25Updated Dec 15, 2019 2021 at 18:48

This is a given that the tenant of Bercy could have mentioned during his hearing before the Economic Affairs Committee of the National Assembly on Tuesday: the record number of business creations. Coming to present the “economic report of the five-year term”, Bruno Le Maire outlined the successes of the government, in terms of growth, employment and even reindustrialisation, with “more factories open than closed” under Emmanuel Macron, a t -He underlines.

The statistics unveiled this Wednesday morning by INSEE confirm the post-crisis dynamic, but also show the weight of the uberization of the economy. According to the institute, the total number of companies created over the last twelve months has “increased sharply”, with an increase of 19%, in raw data. A large part of this increase is due to business creations under the microentrepreneur regime (which includes delivery men in particular), which rose to 18.3%.

A leap in the transport and warehousing sector

Creations in the form of companies also increased significantly (+ 26.7%). INSEE notes that the increase in creations is, on the other hand, less marked (+ 3.4%) for traditional sole proprietorships.

The sectors that have been the most dynamic over the year are finance and insurance (+33.4%), but also transport and warehousing (+ 31.5%), which includes the activity of platforms Delivery . The increase in businesses in household services reached 26.6%.

This general rebound is, as with GDP growth (now expected at over 6.5%), essentially linked to a catching-up effect. INSEE explains it by the “particularly low level of creations during the first confinement in 2020”.

Since the start of 2021, the statistics institute has counted 915,454 new companies in France, a new annual record after an already exceptional 2020 vintage. Slightly less than two-thirds of businesses created were created under the microentrepreneur regime, nearly 27% in the form of companies and more than 8% under those of traditional sole proprietorships.

The month of November, however, marks a slowdown. The total number of creations of all types of companies combined fell by 3.5%, after an increase of 6.7% in October. In detail, registrations of microentrepreneurs fell more markedly (- 4.9% after + 8.1%) than traditional business creations (- 1.0% after + 4.3%).

The sectors most affected during the month of November? INSEE notes a significant decline in business support (- 4.4%) and in health education, social action (- 4.8%).

The statistics also show a drop in creations over the last three months (all sectors combined) of 3.3%, compared to the previous three months. It is due to delivery services.