Category Archive: 2.) Swiss Statistics – Press Releases

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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Swiss Consumer Price Index in May 2021: +0.6 percent YoY, +0.3 percent MoM

The consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.3% in May 2021 compared with the previous month, reaching 101.0 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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Employment Barometer in the Q1 2021: Fell for the fourth Consecutive Time – but Outlook is Positive

In the 1st quarter 2021, total employment (number of jobs) fell for the fourth time in a row compared with the same quarter a year earlier (–0.6%; –0.2% compared with previous quarter). In full-time equivalents, employment in the same period declined by 0.7%.

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Swiss Producer and Import Price Index in April 2021: +1.8 percent YoY, +0.7 percent MoM

The Producer and Import Price Index increased in April 2021 by 0.7% compared with the previous month, reaching 101.6 points (December 2020 = 100). Higher prices were seen in particular for computer, electronic and optical products, machinery, basic metals, semi-finished metal products and metal products.

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Swiss Consumer Price Index in April 2021: -0.3 percent YoY, +0.2 percent MoM

The consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.2% in April 2021 compared with the previous month, reaching 100.8 points (December 2020 = 100). Inflation was +0.3% compared with the same month of the previous year. These are the results of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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Consumer sentiment back to pre-crisis level

Sentiment amongst Swiss households is improving. The results of the April survey show that expectations regarding general economic development in particular are becoming more positive. The likelihood of households making major purchases has also risen. Download press release Consumer sentiment back to pre-crisis level(PDF, 2 pages, 257 kB) Other languages FR...

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The number of detainees in Switzerland at its lowest since 2011

There were 6316 detained persons in Switzerland on 31 January 2021, corresponding to an 8.4% decline in numbers compared with the same reference day in 2020. The majority of inmates (65%) were detained under a custodial sentence or measure (including the accelerated execution of a sentence), 1986 persons (31%) were in remand or preventive detention and 235 persons (4%) were imprisoned for other reasons.

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Total health expenditure in 2019 at CHF 82.1bn

In 2019, the total health care expenditure in Switzerland according to international standards was CHF 82.1 billion. At 2.3%, growth in health care expenditure was below the five-year average of 2.8%. In comparison to the previous year, the percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) spent on health care at current prices rose from 11.2% to 11.3%.

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The number of MRI devices in hospitals has increased by 25 percent in 5 years

23.04.2021 - In 2019, hospitals in Switzerland were equipped with 215 MRI devices, representing an increase of 25% in five years. They also had 219 scanners (+9% in five years). In total, almost 1.18 million scans and 1.06 million MRI screenings were carried out in Switzerland in 2019.

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Three-quarters of employees in Switzerland record their working hours

19.04.2021 - In 2019, 73.9% of employees in Switzerland registered their working hours, whereas in the European Union (EU) only 58.1% did so. In European comparison, fixed working hours were less common in Switzerland (49.2%; EU: 60.1%) and more employed persons enjoyed a high level of job autonomy (60.4%; EU:  50.6%).

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Swiss Retail Sales, February 2021: 6.9 percent Nominal and -6.3 percent Real

Turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays rose in the retail sector by 6.9% in nominal terms in February 2021 compared with the previous year. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover fell by 5.5% compared with the previous month. These are provisional findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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Swiss Consumer Price Index in March 2021: -0.2 percent YoY, +0.3 percent MoM

01.04.2021 - The consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.3% in March 2021 compared with the previous month, reaching 100.6 points (December 2020 = 100). Inflation was –0.2% compared with the same month of the previous year. These are the results of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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