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In 2021, 58% of buildings were heated by fossil fuels

06.10.2022 – In 2021, there were 1.77 million residential buildings and 4.69 million dwellings in Switzerland. 58% of buildings were heated by fossil fuels (heating oil and gas) and 17% were equipped with heat pumps. The share of the latter has quadrupled since 2000. In terms of the population, one person in four had gas heating. These are some of the findings from the Buildings and Dwellings Statistics of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). You will find further...

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Swiss Consumer Price Index in September 2022: +3.3 percent YoY, -0.2 percent MoM

03.10.2022 – The consumer price index (CPI) fell by 0.2% in September 2022 compared with the previous month, reaching 104.6 points (December 2020 = 100). Inflation was +3.3% compared with the same month of the previous year. These are the results of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).The decrease of 0.2% compared with the previous month can be explained by several factors including falling prices for fuels, heating oil, hotels and supplementary accommodation. In...

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Swiss Retail Sales, August 2022: 5.4 percent Nominal and 3.0 percent Real

30.09.2022 – Retail trade turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays grew by 5.4% in nominal terms in August 2022 compared with the same month of the previous year, with price increases driving this growth. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover rose by 1.5% compared with the previous month. These are provisional findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). Real turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays rose in the retail sector by 3.0% in August 2022...

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Marked slowdown on the horizon

Economic forecast: marked slowdown on the horizon The expert group on business cycles has significantly downgraded its expectations for Switzerland’s GDP growth to 2.0% for 2022 and 1.1% for 2023 (GDP adjusted for sporting events). After a positive first half of the year 2022, the Swiss economy now faces a deteriorating outlook. A tense energy situation and sharp price increases are weighing on economic prospects, especially in Europe.1 As expected, the Swiss...

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Swiss Producer and Import Price Index in August 2022: +5.5 percent YoY, -0.1 percent MoM

13.09.2022 – The Producer and Import Price Index fell in August 2022 by 0.1% compared with the previous month, reaching 109.6 points (December 2020 = 100). Lower prices were seen in particular for petroleum products, basic metals and semi-finished metal products. In contrast, chemical products became more expensive. Compared with August 2021, the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products rose by 5.5%. These are the results from the Federal...

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Federal Council adopts report on income differences between women and men

07.09.2022 – At its meeting on 7 September 2022, the Federal Council adopted the report on the recording of the gender overall earnings gap and other indicators on gender-specific income differences. It provides new key figures for Switzerland and places them in relation to existing indicators. In addition, the report also offers interpretation aids to help place the results in an economic, social and institutional context. Newly available data sources allow for a...

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Swiss Retail Sales, July 2022: 4.6 percent Nominal and 2.6 percent Real

01.09.2022 – Turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays rose in the retail sector by 4.6% in nominal terms in July 2022 compared with the previous year, with just under half of this upturn due to price increases. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover fell by 0.3% compared with the previous month. These are provisional findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). Real turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays rose in the retail sector by 2.6% in July...

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Sustained increase in Switzerland’s GDP in 2021

30.08.2022 – Switzerland’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 4.2% in 2021 at the previous year’s prices. This marked increase follows the decline seen in 2020 (-2.4%) due to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to this recovery, the GDP is above the 2019 level, although parts of the Swiss economy continued to be affected by the pandemic situation. Gross national income (GNI) at current prices increased by 5.4%. These initial estimates for 2021 from the...

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Swiss Consumer Price Index in August 2022: +3.5 percent YoY, +0.3 percent MoM

01.09.2022 – The consumer price index (CPI) increased by +0.3% in August 2022 compared with the previous month, reaching 104.8 points (December 2020 = 100). Inflation was +3.5% compared with the same month of the previous year. These are the results of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).The 0.3% increase compared with the previous month can be explained by several factors including rising prices for in-patient hospital services, social protection services and...

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Number of businesses and jobs fell in 2020 for the first time since 2011

25.08.2022 – In 2020, the Swiss economy had almost 617 000 businesses and just under 5.3 million jobs. After uninterrupted growth since the start of the statistical series in 2011, the number of businesses and jobs has declined for the first time. Compared with 2019, around 900 fewer units and 33 000 fewer workplaces were recorded, a decline of 0.1% and 0.6% respectively. Food and beverage service activities and the accommodation sector were particularly affected,...

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