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The remarkable rise of GDP per capita in Switzerland

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In 1998, GDP per person in Switzerland was CHF 59,693. Recently published statistics put the figure at CHF 80,986 in 2018, a rise of 36%.

When Swiss GDP per capita is expressed in globally comparable US dollar terms its rise is even greater. In US dollar terms Swiss GDP per capita grew from US$ 41,497 to US$ 82,839 between 1998 and 2018, a rise of 100%.

In Germany the same figure went from US$ 27,341 to US$ 48,196, a rise of 76%, in France from US$ 24,974 to US$ 41,464 (+66%) and in Italy from US$ 22,252 to US$ 34,318 (+54%).

At its US$ peak in 2011, Swiss GDP per capita (US$88,416) was 2.4 times the average EU GDP per capita (US$ 36,457).

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