Business demographic indicators

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Business demographic indicators

number of active enterprises

 2010201120122013201420152016
Belgium676,344.0693,446.0703,227.0703,683.0721,136.0729,432.0748,612.0
Netherlands1,272,747.01,342,475.01,389,274.01,414,497.01,457,482.01,519,208.01,587,303.0
France3,707,637.03,778,277.03,874,258.04,072,095.04,391,922.04,499,964.04,591,632.0
Germany3,610,217.03,638,406.03,655,311.03,624,272.03,483,074.03,459,382.03,466,097.0
Austria551,669.0563,788.0574,407.0564,526.0552,312.0541,681.0542,086.0
United Kingdom2,322,470.02,342,595.02,372,965.02,448,745.02,550,890.02,672,025.02,833,965.0

Business demographic indicators

number of births of enterprises

 2010201120122013201420152016
Belgium46,451.048,391.042,895.035,655.043,354.045,393.045,731.0
Netherlands149,109.0157,984.0147,938.0148,176.0150,879.0152,955.0157,705.0
France476,480.0413,990.0394,652.0387,995.0438,253.0426,302.0447,663.0
Germany308,728.0309,463.0286,269.0264,463.0254,007.0244,477.0231,811.0
Austria48,529.047,742.047,905.044,981.044,040.042,793.041,790.0
United Kingdom236,865.0261,370.0269,565.0346,485.0350,585.0383,075.0414,355.0

Business demographic indicators

number of deaths of enterprises

 2010201120122013201420152016
Belgium18,960.019,613.021,253.028,836.028,921.020,800.0--
Netherlands88,943.099,126.0119,588.0107,140.089,173.089,383.0109,275.0
France239,791.0232,863.0207,042.0207,668.0241,939.0232,840.0212,614.0
Germany302,159.0303,690.0303,102.0294,113.0280,304.0261,781.0261,266.0
Austria35,738.037,494.036,950.034,825.032,395.035,917.033,835.0
United Kingdom248,595.0229,525.0252,400.0237,235.0246,480.0282,340.0292,315.0
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Regional data

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Description

  •  29/10/2018

Number of active enterprises, births, and deaths.

Active enterprises are enterprises that have employment and/or turnover in the period from 1st January to 31st December in a given year.

A birth amounts to the creation of a combination of production factors with the restriction that no other enterprises are involved in the event. Births do not include entries into the population due to: mergers, break-ups, split-offs or the restructuring of a set of enterprises. It does not include entries into a sub-population resulting only from a change of activity.

A death amounts to the dissolution of a combination of production factors, with the restriction that no other enterprises are involved in the event. Deaths do not include exits from the population due to mergers, take-overs, break-ups, and restructuring of a set of enterprises. It does not include exits from a sub-population resulting only from a change of activity (Definitions of Eurostat - OECD Manual on Business Demography Statistics).

The Business demographic statistics provided by Eurostat, are drawn from business registers, although some individual countries improve the availability or freshness of data on employment and turnover by integrating other sources. Data covers the sections B to S (Industry, construction, and services, except insurance activities of holding companies) (Data for sections P, Q, R, and S are provided on a voluntary basis).

Other languages

  • Démographie des entreprises
  • Demografie van de ondernemingen

Source: Eurostat, Business demography statistics.