Category Archive: 2.) Swiss Statistics – Press Releases

Producer and Import Price Index rose by 0.1% in March

15.04.2024 - The Producer and Import Price Index rose in March 2024 by 0.1% compared with the previous month, reaching 106.9 points (December 2020 = 100). In particular, petroleum products saw higher prices.

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Bankruptcies rose for the third year running: a first in the current time series

09.04.2024 - 15 447 bankruptcy proceedings opened in 2023, which represents an increase of 2.9% compared with 2022. In the same period, financial losses due to bankruptcy returned to their long-term average.

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8.6% of employees work in shifts with rotating working hours

15.2.2024 - In Switzerland, a total of 15.9% of employees worked shifts in 2022, just over half of them with rotating working hours (8.6% of employees). The distribution of shift work varies widely among the different economic activities. The economic activities with the highest percentages of shift work, i.e. in which more than 20% of employees undertake shift work, are the following: Transportation and storage, the Restaurant and hotel sector and...

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13.3% of employed people never use digital devices in their jobs

In 2022, only a minority of employed persons never used a computer, tablet or smartphone for work. While 13.0% of employed people never performed intellectual tasks, 31.4% never carried out manual tasks in their jobs. A very small proportion of employed persons consider their tasks to be highly routine or feel they have little autonomy, which are both risk factors for becoming automated.

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Nine out of ten senior management positions in Swiss libraries are held by women

16.11.2023 - Most library activity indicators improved in 2022, after two years marked by the COVID-19 pandemic: admissions (+28% compared with 2021), events organised (+42%) and participants in these events (+54%). New results show that women account for 80% of salaried library staff, and even 88% at senior management level. These data are some of the detailed results of the Swiss Library Statistics just published by the Federal Statistical Office...

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The number of cross-border commuters rose by 6.1% in 4th quarter 2022 over a one-year period

The number of workers holding a cross-border commuter permit (G permit) increased by 6.1% between the 4th quarters of 2021 and 2022 with 380 000 persons. Their share in the employed population was 7.3% (+0.4 percentage points).

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Swiss Consumer Price Index in January 2023: +3.3 percent YoY, +0.6 percent MoM

The consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.6% in January 2023 compared with the previous month, reaching 105.0 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).

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Swiss Producer and Import Price Index in January 2023: +3.3 percent YoY, +0.7 percent MoM

The Producer and Import Price Index rose in January 2023 by 0.7% compared with the previous month, reaching 109.2 points (December 2020 = 100). In particular, petroleum and natural gas as well as electricity saw higher prices. Petroleum products, in contrast, became cheaper.

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Swiss Producer and Import Price Index in December 2022: +3.2 percent YoY, -0.7 percent MoM

The Producer and Import Price Index fell in December 2022 by 0.7% compared with the previous month, reaching 108.5 points (December 2020 = 100). Compared with December 2021, the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products rose by 3.2%. Average annual inflation in 2022 reached +5.6%.

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Swiss Producer and Import Price Index in November 2022: +3.8 percent YoY, -0.5 percent MoM

The Producer and Import Price Index fell in November 2022 by 0.5% compared with the previous month, reaching 109.2 points (December 2020 = 100). Lower prices were seen in particular for pharmaceutical and chemical products as well as for petroleum and natural gas. In contrast, petroleum products became more expensive. Compared with November 2021, the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products rose by 3.8%.

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Since 2012, the population with a migration background has increased by 4 percentage points in Switzerland

The share of the permanent resident population aged 15 or more with a migration background increased from 35% to 39% between 2012 and 2021, according to data from the Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS). With a few exceptions, the population with a migration background fares less well in many areas of life than the population without a migration background.

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Swiss Consumer Price Index in November 2022: +3.0 percent YoY, 0.0 percent MoM

The consumer price index (CPI) remained stable in November 2022 compared with the previous month, remaining at 104.6 points (December 2020 = 100). Inflation was +3.0% compared with the same month of the previous year.

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3rd quarter 2022: the number of employed persons rose by 0.8%, the unemployment rate based on ILO definition fell to 4.3%

In the 3rd quarter of 2022, the number of employed persons in Switzerland increased by 0.8% compared with the same quarter of 2021 and the number of actual hours worked per week, per employed person, increased by 2.0%.

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Residential property prices increased by 1.2% in 3rd quarter 2022

The Swiss residential property price index (IMPI) rose in the 3rd quarter 2022 compared with the previous quarter by 1.2% and reached 114.6 points (4th quarter 2019 = 100). Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, inflation was 6.3%.

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Swiss Producer and Import Price Index in October 2022: +4.9 percent YoY, unchanged MoM

The Producer and Import Price Index remained unchanged in October 2022 compared with the previous month. The index stood at 109.8 points (December 2020 = 100). Natural gas in particular became more expensive. In contrast, petroleum products showed falling prices.

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Switzerland Gross domestic product fell in almost all cantons in 2020

2020 was marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected the entire regional economic fabric in Switzerland. National growth in gross domestic product (GDP) fell to –2.4% at the previous year's prices and almost all cantons recorded a decline in activity. Jura was the most affected (–8.5%), followed by Neuchâtel (–6.5%), Glarus (–5.3%) and Ticino (–5.2%).

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The number of teachers in compulsory education is expected to grow by around 6 percent by 2031

The number of teachers in compulsory education is expected to rise by around 6% up until 2031 due to population growth. Between 43 000 and 47 000 new primary teachers will have to be recruited by then.  For the lower secondary level, between 26 000 and 29 000 new teachers will be needed.

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Swiss Producer and Import Price Index in September 2022: +5.4 percent YoY, +0.2 percent MoM

The Producer and Import Price Index rose in September 2022 by 0.2% compared with the previous month, reaching 109.8 points (December 2020 = 100). In particular, petroleum and natural gas as well as agricultural products saw higher prices.

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

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.

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

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.

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