Update of the chart per quarter, for creation and dissolution of companies (= LTD companies + LTD partnerships + Ordinary Partnerships).
Creations went down 8,8 % in Q4 compared to Q4 2007. Q3 was strong, so a pause might be natural. Or, we see the first fallouts of the crisis.
By looking at the figures per month (year on year), I think it’s right : we had -7 % in october, – 25 % in november and -29 % in december.
As for dissolutions, do not forget that it’s a lagging indicator (it takes lot of time to close a company, figures are continuously revised).