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Swiss Consumer Price Index in June 2022: +3.4 percent YoY, +0.5 percent MoM

04.07.2022 – The consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.5% in June 2022 compared with the previous month, reaching 104.5 points (December 2020 = 100). Inflation was +3.4% compared with the same month of the previous year. These are the results of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). The 0.5% increase compared with the previous month is due to several factors including rising prices for fuel. Heating oil also recorded a price increase, as did fruiting vegetables....

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Swiss Retail Sales, May 2022: 0.0 percent Nominal and -1.6 percent Real

30.06.2022 – Nominal retail trade turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays remained stable in May 2022 compared with the same month of the previous year with a rate of change of 0.0%. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover rose by 1.6% compared with the previous month. These are provisional findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). Real turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays fell in the retail sector by 1.6% in May 2022 compared with the...

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International tourism still strongly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in 2021

The COVID-19 crisis continued to have a major impact on the tourism sector in 2021. After the shock of 2020, there was still no return to the pre-pandemic situation. The number of people travelling remained well below 2019 levels. Revenue (foreign visitors to Switzerland) in the tourism balance increased to CHF 10.1 billion, standing at 43.9% below its 2019 level. At the same time, expenditure (Swiss residents travelling abroad) rose by 13.4% but remained 43% below...

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Construction prices rose by 4.9% in April 2022

24.06.2022 – The construction output price index recorded a rise of 4.9% between October 2021 and April 2022, reaching 109.2 points (October 2020 = 100). This result reflects an increase in building and civil engineering prices. Year on year, construction prices increased by 7.7%. These are some of the findings of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). Development of the construction price index in Switzerland - Click to enlarge Download press release:...

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Swiss Producer and Import Price Index in May 2022: +6.9 percent YoY, +0.9 percent MoM

15.06.2022 – The Producer and Import Price Index rose in May 2022 by 0.9% compared with the previous month, reaching 109.4 points (December 2020 = 100). In particular, petroleum products, petroleum and natural gas as well as chemical products saw higher prices. Compared with May 2021, the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products rose by 6.9%. These are the results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). In particular, higher prices for...

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Increase in the number of hours worked in Switzerland in 2021

The total number of hours worked in Switzerland reached 7.798 billion in 2021, representing an increase of 2.5% compared with the previous year. The pre-pandemic level has not yet been regained, however. According to the latest results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) and the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), the volume of work among 20-64 year olds in Switzerland increased slightly more than in the EU. .   You can find further...

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54.0 percent increase in overnight stays in the Swiss hotel sector during the 2021/2022 winter season

7.6.2022 – The Swiss hotel sector registered 14.6 million overnight stays during the winter tourist season (November 2021 to April 2022). Compared with the same period last year, overnight stays increased by 54.0% (+5.1 million overnight stays). With a total of 5.6 million overnight stays, foreign demand increased by 196.7% (+ 3.7 million). Domestic visitors registered an 18.9% increase (+1.4 million) with 9.0 million units. These are the provisional results from the...

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Switzerland Unemployment in 1st quarter 2022: number of employed persons rises by 1.7 percent, unemployment rate based on ILO definition falls to 4.6%

02.06.2022 – In the first quarter of 2022, the number of employed persons in Switzerland increased by 1.7% compared with the same quarter of 2021 and the number of actual hours worked per week, per employed person, rose by 2.8%. During the same period, the unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) fell from 5.8% to 4.6% in Switzerland and from 7.8% to 6.5% in the EU. These are some of the results of the Swiss Labour Force Survey...

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Swiss Consumer Price Index in May 2022: +2.9 percent YoY, +0.7 percent MoM

02.06.2022 – The consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.7% in May 2022 compared with the previous month, reaching 104.0 points (December 2020 = 100). Inflation was +2.9% compared with the same month of the previous year. These are the results of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).The 0.7% increase compared with the previous month is due to several factors including rising prices for housing rentals. Heating oil also recorded a price increase, as did many food...

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Switzerland grew more cereals in 2021

In 2021, the area under cereals (146 400 ha) increased by 3% compared with 2020, while that under potatoes (-2%) and sugar beet (-8%) decreased. The number of farms (48 864) fell further, while organic farming continued to grow. While the number of dairy cows stabilised, the number of poultry continued its upward trajectory (+1.1%). Furthermore, 150 200 people (+0.5%) worked on farms in Switzerland. These results are taken from the farm structure survey 2021...

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