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Examples of uses of the Sirene® database

Sirene® is the official database containing all 10 million French companies and establishments, and is updated daily. The Sirene® database receives more than 10 000 updates every day.

Using the sirene.fr website you can find all you need to know about your competitors and suppliers, you can canvass for new clients, create or update a list of companies in the sector of your choice.

Market research: 

Do you want to carry out market research to identify your direct and indirect competitors or suppliers in a sector of activity? 

Our solution:  The List

Canvassing: 

Do you want to do some B. to B. canvassing of all the companies in a sector or in your region? 

Our solutions:  the list or, after delivery of a first list, the update

Monitoring: 

Do you want to identify then monitor companies distributing in your sector? 

Our solution:  the update

Directory: 

Do you want to create your own directory of suppliers and regularly check the information it contains?   

Our solutions:  the list and the update

The List

This is a complete stock list for all of France or a list of establishments from among the 10�million registered in the database put together with the information and selections of your choice. The base includes all the unincorporated enterprises, associations, enterprises and establishments present in France, including the Overseas Departments.
NB: our lists do not include the names of the company officers, e-mail addresses, websites, fax or telephone numbers.
  1. List of less than 100,000 lines on sirene.fr
  2. On sirene.fr you can make your selection based on the criteria below
    • Geographical sector (from the municipality to the whole of France);
    • activity (NAF 2008);
    • Legal categories for companies and nature of the establishment for unincorporated enterprises;
    • workforce size classes;
    • dates of creation;
    • type d’établissement (siège et/ou établissement secondaire).
  3. All-France Stock on the data.gouv.fr site
  4. If your request exceeds 100,000 establishments, go to data.gouv.fr where you can download the All-France stock.

Updates

You can update your data with two different frequencies:

Monthly updating

  1. List of less than 100,000 lines on sirene.fr
  2. On the sirene.fr site, you can download your list of less than 100,000 establishments every month. To update your data you can therefore cancel and replace your list.
  3. All-France Stock on the data.gouv.fr site
  4. Every month, you can download the updated stock file at the beginning of the month.

    You can also download the monthly updates file and update your data. All the movements in the same month relating to one establishment are aggregated.

    The monthly updates file corresponds to the list of establishments that have undergone a modification out of the 10 million registered. The base includes all the unincorporated enterprises, associations, enterprises and establishments present in France, including the overseas Departments.

Daily updating

You can download the daily updates file and update your data.

The daily updates file is made available in the night following the day when changes are integrated. It is available only on data.gouv.fr

NB: You can pick out the creations and deletions of enterprises in the files

The VMAJ variable enables you to isolate the creations from the deletions (cf. page 101 List of variables for the new file layout and the monthly updates (PDF Format, 524 Ko) and page 104 List of variables for the daily updates file layout (PDF Format, 605 Ko)

C Creation of establishment
E Deletion of establishment
I Modification, initial status
F Modification, final status
D Entry into commercial dissemination
O Exit from commercial dissemination