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34,888 businesses created
Almost 34,900 businesses were created in the Paris Region during the fourth quarter 2011 (meaning the level stayed put at one quarter of all businesses created in France).
Thus the total amount of creations in the Paris Region dropped 7.5% in annual slide, representing a slump of the same order of magnitude than seen nationwide (down 7.8% for the year). This drop was mostly caused by the decline in creations made under the self-employed status: they have once again suffered a substantial downswing (down 14.5% as compared to the same quarter in 2010 following a 13.1% drop in the third quarter). By contrast, and following two consecutive slumps, standard businesses creations in the region rose slightly (up 1.2% for the year), while they continued dropping nationwide (down 1.6%). All the same, standard creations for all of 2011 fell by 0.7% as compared to 2010.
Business creations in the Paris Region (raw data)
Source: INSEE: Paris region
update October 18, 2012