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18 Jan 2012
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Country statistical profile: Switzerland 2011-2012
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Unit
‌2003‌
‌2004‌
‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
Production and income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic product (GDP)
Bln USD curr. PPPs
246.3
 
257.4
 
266.1
 
295.6
 
325.7
 
351.5
 
349.8
 
361.9
 
GDP per capita
USD current PPPs
33 266
 
34 537
 
35 478
 
39 116
 
42 756
 
45 586
 
44 840
 
46 480
 
Gross national income (GNI) per capita
USD current PPPs
35 778
 
37 001
 
38 822
 
42 092
 
43 176
 
42 537
 
46 459
 
..
 
Household disposable income
Annual growth %
-0.7
 
2.1
 
2.6
 
3.0
 
3.6
 
-0.2
 
..
 
..
 
Economic growth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real GDP growth
Annual growth %
-0.2
 
2.5
 
2.6
 
3.6
 
3.6
 
2.1
 
-1.9
 
2.6
 
Net saving rate in household disposable income
%
9.4
 
9.0
 
10.1
 
11.4
 
12.6
 
11.8
 
..
 
..
 
Gross fixed capital formation
% of GDP
-1.2
 
4.5
 
3.8
 
4.7
 
5.1
 
0.5
 
-4.9
 
4.6
 
Economic structure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real value added: agriculture, forestry, fishing
Annual growth %
-9.2
 
11.4
 
-1.8
 
-3.3
 
6.6
 
0.8
 
4.0
 
-0.5
 
Real value added: industry
Annual growth %
-0.8
 
1.5
 
4.3
 
6.7
 
4.9
 
2.3
 
-7.6
 
3.2
 
Real value added: services
Annual growth %
1.3
 
0.7
 
1.0
 
1.4
 
1.3
 
3.4
 
2.0
 
0.2
 
Government deficits and debt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government deficit
% of GDP
-1.7
 
-1.8
 
-0.7
 
0.8
 
1.7
 
2.3
 
1.2
 
0.5
 
General government debt
% of GDP
57.0
 
57.9
 
56.4
 
50.2
 
46.8
 
43.7
 
41.5
 
40.2
 
General government revenues
% of GDP
34.6
 
34.2
 
34.6
 
34.3
 
34.0
 
34.5
 
34.9
 
34.2
 
General government expenditures
% of GDP
36.4
 
35.9
 
35.3
 
33.5
 
32.3
 
32.2
 
33.7
 
33.7
 
Expenditure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public expenditure on health
% of GDP
6.6
 
6.6
 
6.7
 
6.4
 
6.3
 
6.4
 
6.8
 
6.9
 
Private expenditure on health
% of GDP
4.7
 
4.7
 
4.5
 
4.4
 
4.3
 
4.4
 
4.6
 
4.8
 
Public social expenditure
% of GDP
20.2
 
20.2
 
20.2
 
19.2
 
18.5
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Private social expenditure
% of GDP
8.2
 
8.6
 
8.4
 
8.2
 
8.3
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Public pension expenditure
% of GDP
6.9
 
6.8
 
6.8
 
6.5
 
6.4
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Private pension expenditure
% of GDP
5.1
 
5.3
 
5.3
 
5.3
 
5.4
 
5.3
 
5.5
 
..
 
Net official development assistance (Aid)
% of GNI
0.37
 
0.40
 
0.43
 
0.39
 
0.38
 
0.44
 
0.45
 
0.41
 
Taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total tax revenue
% of GDP
29.2
 
28.8
 
29.2
 
29.3
 
28.9
 
29.1
 
30.3
 
..
 
Taxes on income and profits
% of GDP
12.5
 
12.5
 
13.0
 
13.4
 
13.3
 
13.9
 
14.5
 
..
 
Taxes on goods and services
% of GDP
6.8
 
6.8
 
6.9
 
6.8
 
6.6
 
6.3
 
6.3
 
..
 
Taxes on the average worker
% of labour cost
21.2
 
20.9
 
20.9
 
20.9
 
21.1
 
20.6
 
20.8
 
20.8
 
Trade
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imports of goods and services
% of GDP
37.5
 
39.4
 
42.3
 
44.2
 
46.0
 
45.1
 
40.7
 
42.1
 
Exports of goods and services
% of GDP
44.0
 
46.3
 
49.0
 
52.5
 
56.2
 
56.4
 
51.7
 
54.2
 
Goods trade balance: exports minus imports of goods
Bln USD
4.2
 
6.8
 
4.4
 
6.5
 
10.9
 
17.2
 
17.1
 
19.3
 
Imports of goods
Bln USD
96.4
 
110.0
 
126.6
 
141.4
 
161.2
 
183.6
 
155.4
 
176.3
 
Exports of goods
Bln USD
100.7
 
116.8
 
130.9
 
147.9
 
172.1
 
200.8
 
172.5
 
195.6
 
Service trade balance: exports minus imports of services
Bln USD
21.5
 
24.4
 
26.9
 
31.3
 
37.8
 
45.8
 
38.9
 
46.3
 
Imports of services
Bln USD
14.8
 
19.5
 
22.8
 
23.5
 
28.0
 
32.0
 
35.0
 
33.3
 
Exports of services
Bln USD
36.3
 
43.9
 
49.7
 
54.8
 
65.8
 
77.8
 
73.8
 
79.5
 
Current account balance of payments
% of GDP
13.3
 
13.4
 
14.0
 
14.9
 
9.0
 
1.9
 
11.5
 
14.7
 
Foreign direct investment (FDI)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outward FDI stocks
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
652 303
 
734 147
 
839 899
 
889 469
 
Inward FDI stocks
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
353 328
 
446 400
 
497 611
 
543 167
 
Inflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
..
 
26 282
 
50 994
 
75 863
 
51 036
 
45 312
 
27 867
 
38 263
 
Outflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
..
 
933
 
-949
 
43 740
 
32 446
 
15 137
 
27 484
 
4 342
 
Prices and interest rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inflation rate: all items
Annual growth %
0.6
 
0.8
 
1.2
 
1.1
 
0.7
 
2.4
 
-0.5
 
0.7
 
Inflation rate: all items non food non energy
Annual growth %
0.4
 
0.8
 
0.9
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
1.4
 
1.0
 
0.2
 
Inflation rate: food
Annual growth %
1.3
 
0.5
 
-0.7
 
0.0
 
0.5
 
3.1
 
-0.2
 
-1.1
 
Inflation rate: energy
Annual growth %
1.3
 
4.2
 
10.4
 
7.1
 
1.9
 
12.4
 
-15.4
 
9.2
 
Producer Price Indices (PPI): manufacturing
Annual growth %
..
 
2.0
 
2.0
 
2.7
 
2.8
 
4.4
 
-2.8
 
0.5
 
Long-term interest rates
%
2.66
 
2.74
 
2.10
 
2.52
 
2.93
 
2.90
 
2.20
 
1.63
 
Purchasing power and exchange rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchasing power parities
CHF per USD
1.78
 
1.75
 
1.74
 
1.66
 
1.60
 
1.55
 
1.53
 
1.51
 
Exchange rates
CHF per USD
1.35
 
1.24
 
1.25
 
1.25
 
1.20
 
1.08
 
1.09
 
1.04
 
Indices of price levels
OECD = 100
136
 
138
 
138
 
132
 
129
 
135
 
138
 
141
 
Energy supply and prices
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total primary energy supply (TPES)
Mtoe
26.0
 
26.1
 
25.9
 
27.1
 
25.8
 
26.8
 
27.0
 
26.3
 
Total primary energy supply per capita
Toe per capita
3.51
 
3.50
 
3.46
 
3.58
 
3.38
 
3.47
 
3.45
 
3.39
 
TPES per unit of GDP at 2000 prices and PPPs
Toe per '000 USD
0.11
 
0.11
 
0.11
 
0.11
 
0.10
 
0.10
 
0.10
 
0.10
 
Renewables' contribution to total primary energy supply
%
16.8
 
16.4
 
15.9
 
15.4
 
17.7
 
17.8
 
17.7
 
18.8
 
Crude oil import prices
USD per barrel
30.26
 
38.73
 
55.81
 
66.76
 
74.92
 
101.03
 
63.27
 
80.92
 
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICT investment in non-residential fixed capital formation
%
20.7
 
21.9
 
19.0
 
18.5
 
18.2
 
18.3
 
19.3
 
..
 
ICT related occupations: total employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
23.6
 
Households with access to the Internet
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
77.0
 
..
 
..
 
Environment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water abstractions
Mln m3
..
 
..
 
340
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
360
 
..
 
Fish landings in domestic and foreign ports
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Aquaculture
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Municipal waste total
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
5 460
 
..
 
Municipal waste per capita
Kg
..
 
..
 
660
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
710
 
..
 
CO2emissions from fuel combustion
Mln tonnes
44
 
44
 
45
 
44
 
42
 
44
 
42
 
..
 
Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tertiary attainment in population aged 25-64
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
35.2
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: non-tertiary, 2008 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
13 775.0
 
..
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: tertiary, 2008 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
21 648.0
 
..
 
..
 
Employment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 15-24
%
63.5
 
61.9
 
59.9
 
63.3
 
62.6
 
62.4
 
61.6
 
61.7
 
Employment rate in population aged 25-54
%
84.8
 
84.7
 
85.1
 
85.2
 
86.1
 
87.2
 
86.7
 
86.0
 
Employment rate in population aged 55-64
%
65.7
 
65.2
 
65.1
 
65.7
 
67.2
 
68.4
 
68.3
 
68.3
 
Incidence of part-time employment
%
25.1
 
24.9
 
25.1
 
25.5
 
25.4
 
25.9
 
26.5
 
26.3
 
Self-employment rate: total civilian employment
%
12.0
 
11.4
 
11.2
 
11.1
 
11.5
 
11.1
 
10.6
 
..
 
Self-employment rate, men: male civilian employment
%
12.5
 
12.0
 
11.7
 
11.5
 
11.7
 
11.6
 
11.0
 
..
 
Self-employment rate, women: female civilian employment
%
11.4
 
10.7
 
10.6
 
10.6
 
11.3
 
10.4
 
10.2
 
..
 
Unemployment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unemployment rate: total civilian labour force
%
3.9
 
4.1
 
4.2
 
3.8
 
3.4
 
3.2
 
4.1
 
4.2
 
Unemployment rate, men: male civilian labour force
%
3.6
 
3.8
 
3.7
 
3.2
 
2.7
 
2.7
 
3.7
 
3.8
 
Unemployment rate, women: female civilian labour force
%
4.2
 
4.6
 
4.8
 
4.5
 
4.2
 
3.8
 
4.5
 
4.7
 
Long-term unemployment: total unemployed
%
26.1
 
33.5
 
39.0
 
39.1
 
40.8
 
34.3
 
30.1
 
34.3
 
Labour compensation and hours worked
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labour compensation per unit labour input, total economy
Annual growth %
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Average time worked per person in employment
Hours per year
1 643
 
1 673
 
1 667
 
1 652
 
1 643
 
1 640
 
..
 
..
 
Research and Development (R&D)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D
% of GDP
..
 
2.90
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
3.00
 
..
 
..
 
Researchers: full-time equivalent
Per '000 employed
..
 
6.1
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
5.6
 
..
 
..
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total population
'000 persons
7 339
 
7 390
 
7 437
 
7 484
 
7 551
 
7 648
 
7 744
 
7 822
 
Population growth rates
%
0.7
 
0.7
 
0.6
 
0.6
 
0.9
 
1.3
 
1.3
 
1.0
 
Total fertility rates
Children
1.4
 
1.4
 
1.4
 
1.4
 
1.5
 
1.5
 
1.5
 
..
 
Youth population aged less than 15
% of population
16.6
 
16.4
 
16.1
 
15.9
 
15.6
 
15.4
 
14.7
 
14.6
 
Elderly population aged 65 and over
% of population
15.7
 
15.8
 
15.9
 
16.1
 
16.3
 
16.5
 
17.2
 
17.5
 
International migration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net migration rate
Per '000 inhabitants
5.9
 
5.4
 
4.8
 
5.2
 
9.9
 
12.8
 
8.5
 
..
 
Foreign-born population
% of population
23.1
 
23.5
 
23.8
 
24.2
 
24.9
 
25.8
 
26.3
 
..
 
Foreign population
% of population
20.0
 
20.2
 
20.3
 
20.4
 
20.8
 
21.4
 
21.7
 
..
 
Unemployment rate of native-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
2.7
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
2.9
 
..
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
7.8
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
6.2
 
..
 
Unemployment rate of native-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
3.7
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
3.4
 
..
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
9.7
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
7.8
 
..
 
Health
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life expectancy at birth
Years
80.6
 
81.2
 
81.3
 
81.7
 
82.0
 
82.2
 
82.3
 
..
 
Life expectancy at birth: men
Years
78.0
 
78.6
 
78.7
 
79.2
 
79.5
 
79.8
 
79.9
 
..
 
Life expectancy at birth: women
Years
83.2
 
83.8
 
84.0
 
84.2
 
84.4
 
84.6
 
84.6
 
..
 
Infant mortality
Per '000
4.3
 
4.2
 
4.2
 
4.4
 
3.9
 
4.0
 
4.3
 
..
 
Overweight and obese aged 15 and over
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
37.3
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Society
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Suicide rates
Per 100 000 persons
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
14.3
 
..
 
Youths 20-24 not in education nor employment
%
7.8
 
7.2
 
7.5
 
7.6
 
8.2
 
9.4
 
7.9
 
..
 
Youths 15-19 not in education nor employment
%
12.4
 
11.0
 
11.9
 
10.8
 
10.4
 
9.1
 
10.7
 
..
 
Transport
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goods transport
Mln tonne-km
25 106
 
e 
26 360
 
e 
26 887
 
e 
28 232
 
e 
28 286
 
e 
28 859
 
26 156
 
..
 
Passenger transport
Mln passenger-km
100 105
 
101 214
 
103 260
 
104 480
 
106 062
 
104 011
 
..
 
..
 
Road fatalities
Per mln inhabitants
74
 
69
 
55
 
50
 
51
 
47
 
46
 
..
 
Last updated: 18 January 2012
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This table includes data for Switzerland on economy, education, energy, environment, foreign aid, health, information and communication, labour, migration, R&D, trade and society. The table is part of the key tables collection on country statistical profiles.

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