Switzerland

Switzerland : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$294.1 billion (2011 est.)
$246.2 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$312.5 billion (2011 est.)
$258.5 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

0.2% (2011 est.)
0.7% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

3.1% (2011 est.)
3.9% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$43,900 (2011 est.)
$43,400 (2010 est.)
$42,500 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

2.7% (2010 est.)
-1.9% (2009 est.)
1.9% (2008 est.)

Internet users

6.152 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

9.527 million (2009)

Population growth rate

0.199% (2012 est.)

Population

7,655,628 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons.

In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three.

The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499.

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Switzerland

Economic overview

Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and modern market economy with low unemployment, a highly skilled labor force, and a per capita GDP among the highest in the world.

Switzerland's economy benefits from a highly developed service sector, led by financial services, and a manufacturing industry that specializes in high-technology, knowledge-based production.

The Swiss have brought their economic practices largely into conformity with the EU's, in order to enhance their international competitiveness, but some trade protectionism remains, particularly for its small agricultural sector.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Switzerland November 2014

Country Forecast Switzerland November 2014

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • November 2014
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The bicameral Federal Assembly, comprising the National Council (the lower house of parliament) and the Council of States (the upper house), elects the seven members of the cabinet, the Federal Council, ...

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PRS Group

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

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  • Country report
  • October 2014
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Oxford Economics

By Country Industry Forecasts > Switzerland

By Country Industry Forecasts > Switzerland

  • $ 250
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  • March 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

Switzerland: Key Features: Broad Country and Industry Coverage. The service covers 68 countries across Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa, where 85% of world business is conducted. ...

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