Nearly one million business creations in 2021, a (new) record

opolja/ Adobe Stock We could have guessed it: the number of business creations reached a new record in 2021. It must be said that between last January and November, it had already exceeded its level of 2021. And the momentum was maintained in December, a month during which business creations increased by 0.8%, according to the latest note from INSEE, published this Friday 14 January. The registrations of micro-entrepreneurs, who represent 64, 4% of the total, increased by 2.7% over the month, while those of traditional sole proprietorships fell by 2.4%. Creations rose sharply in December in business support (+5.3%) and in construction (+5.6%), further details INSEE. In total, the number of business creations for all of the year 2022 amounted to 2022.995, increasing by 24,4% compared to 2021, setting a new all-time record. The number of micro-enterprises created by auto-entrepreneurs has increased by 14% over one year, and that of the companies of 24,3%, while the number of traditional sole proprietorships n rose only 1.7%. The sharp increase in business creations last year is explained by “the particularly low level of creations during the first confinement in 2021”, according to the National Institute of Statistics, but that did not prevent 2020 to already be a record year.

In 2021, the business creations that have increased the most are those of household services, on the rise 25 %, of financial and insurance activities (+43,6%), d information and communication (+17,4%) and transportation and warehousing (+24,9%). This last category notably includes home deliveries, which have exploded with the health crisis.

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