Category Archive: 2.) Swiss Statistics – Press Releases

Swiss Retail Sales, June 2021: +5.4 percent Nominal and +5.8 percent Real

Turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays rose in the retail sector by 5.4% in nominal terms in November 2021 compared with the previous year. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover rose by 1.4% compared with the previous month. These are provisional findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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Swiss Producer and Import Price Index in November 2021: +5.8 percent YoY, +0.5 percent MoM

The Producer and Import Price Index rose in November 2021 by 0.5% compared with the previous month, reaching 105.2 points (December 2020 = 100). In particular, petroleum products as well as petroleum and natural gas saw higher prices. Compared with November 2020, the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products rose by 5.8%.

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Swiss Retail Sales, October 2021: +0.6 percent Nominal and +1.2 percent Real

Turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays rose in the retail sector by 0.6% in nominal terms in October 2021 compared with the previous year. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover rose by 0.5% compared with the previous month.

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Settlements continue to grow, but at a slower pace

Switzerland's settlement and urban areas have expanded by a further 181 km2 in the last ten years, which is twice the area of Lake Zurich. Compared with previous decades, however, settlement growth has slowed down slightly. Forests have also expanded, but only in the mountains.

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Around 12percent of the household budget went on taxes in 2019

In 2019, the average household disposable income in Switzerland was CHF 6609 per month. A large part of this amount was used for the consumption of goods and services, namely CHF 4985. Households spent 31.0% of their budget on compulsory expenditure such as taxes, social expenditure and health insurance premiums, averaging CHF 2973.

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Wide variation in pandemic’s impact on post-compulsory education and training pathways

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, academic Baccalaureate holders were much faster to transition to a higher education institution in 2020. This led to a record number of new students in the universities and institutes of technology. Transitions after a federal vocational or specialised Baccalaureate saw hardly any change.

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Served sanctions fell by almost 21percent in 2020

15.11.2021 - In 2020, 10 945 sentences and measures were executed in Switzerland (2019: 13 810). More than two thirds (67%) were for imprisonment in a penal institution. Community service accounted for less than a third (30%) of executions of sentences while electronic monitoring made up 3%. 86% concerned males and 42% Swiss citizens.

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Swiss Producer and Import Price Index in September 2021: +4.5 percent YoY, +0.2 percent MoM

The Producer and Import Price Index rose in September 2021 by 0.2% compared with the previous month, reaching 104.1 points (December 2020 = 100). In particular, basic metals and semi-finished metal products as well as petroleum and natural gas saw higher prices. Compared with September 2020, the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products rose by 4.5%.

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UN World Data Forum in Bern mobilised experts to offer solutions for the 2030 Agenda

06.10.2021 - The UN World Data Forum 2021 (UNWDF) ended Wednesday 6 October in Bern with the adoption of the “Bern Data Compact for the Decade of Action on the Sustainable Development Goals”. This conference, held for the first time in a hybrid format, had a total of 7626 participants registered online, of whom 668 were present in Bern.

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Swiss Consumer Price Index in September 2021: +0.9 percent YoY, +0.0 percent MoM

The consumer price index (CPI) remained stable in September 2021 compared with the previous month, remaining at 101.3 points (December 2020 = 100). Inflation was +0.9%. compared with the same month of the previous year.

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Swiss Retail Sales, August 2021: 0.2 percent Nominal and 0.5 percent Real

04.10.2021 - Turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays rose in the retail sector by 0.2% in nominal terms in August 2021 compared with the previous year. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover rose by 1.4% compared with the previous month. These are provisional findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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Swiss Producer and Import Price Index in August 2021: +4.4 percent YoY, +0.7 percent MoM

The Producer and Import Price Index rose in August 2021 by 0.7% compared with the previous month, reaching 103.9 points (December 2020 = 100). Chemical products and pharmaceutical products in particular saw higher prices. Compared with August 2020, the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products rose by 4.4%.

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Swiss Trade Balance Q2 2021: secondary sector rose sharply in 2nd quarter 2021

Secondary sector production rose by 14.2% in 2nd quarter 2021 in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier. Turnover rose by 15.5%. These sharp increases can largely be explained by the weak 2nd quarter of 2020, during which measures against the COVID-19 pandemic came into effect.

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Swiss hotel sector: 14.3 percent rise in overnight stays in first six months of 2021

The hotel sector registered 11.4 million overnight stays in Switzerland in the first half of 2021, representing an increase of 14.3% (+1.4 million) compared with the same period of 2020. With a total of 9.2 million units, domestic demand rose by 55.3% (+3.3 million). Foreign visitors registered a 45.4% decrease (–1.8 million) with 2.2 million overnight stays.

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Swiss Consumer Price Index in July 2021: +0.7 percent YoY, -0.1 percent MoM

he consumer price index (CPI) fell by 0.1% in July 2021 compared with the previous month, reaching 101.0 points (December 2015 = 100). Inflation was +0.7% compared with the same month of the previous year.

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Swiss Retail Sales, June 2021: -0.4 percent Nominal and +0.1 percent Real

Turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays fell in the retail sector by 0.4% in nominal terms in June 2021 compared with the previous year. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover fell by 3.6% compared with the previous month.

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Swiss Producer and Import Price Index in June 2021: +2.9 percent YoY, +0.3 percent MoM

The Producer and Import Price Index rose in June 2021 by 0.3% compared with the previous month, reaching 102.7 points (December 2020 = 100). In particular, basic metals and semi-finished metal products, scrap and petroleum products saw higher prices.

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Swiss Retail Sales, May 2021: +2.3 percent Nominal and +2.8 percent Real

urnover adjusted for sales days and holidays rose in the retail sector by 2.3% in nominal terms in May 2021 compared with the previous year. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover fell by 1.9% compared with the previous month. These are provisional findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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Swiss Consumer Price Index in June 2021: -0.6 percent YoY, +0.1 percent MoM

The consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.1% in June 2021 compared with the previous month, reaching 101.1 points (December 2020 = 100). Inflation was +0.6% 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 May 2021: +3.2 percent YoY, +0.8 percent MoM

The Producer and Import Price Index increased in May 2021 by 0.8% compared with the previous month, reaching 102.4 points (December 2020 = 100). In particular, higher prices were seen for chemical products, rubber and plastic products, basic metals, semi-finished metal products and pharmaceutical products

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