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2009 Country statistical profile: Switzerland 2009

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Country statistical profiles: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2288 - © OECD 2009

 Country statistical profile: Switzerland 2009
 
 
 
Unit
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
 
Gross domestic product
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic product (GDP)
Bln USD curr. PPPs
227.7
 
233.9
 
245.2
 
246.4
 
257.5
 
265.8
 
287.7
 
308.6
 
 
GDP per capita
USD current PPPs
31 778
 
32 473
 
33 793
 
33 696
 
34 972
 
35 839
 
38 568
 
41 101
 
 
Gross national income (GNI) per capita
USD current PPPs
34 113
 
33 969
 
34 884
 
36 240
 
37 467
 
39 222
 
42 081
 
43 825
 
 
Economic growth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real GDP growth
Annual growth %
3.6
 
1.2
 
0.4
 
-0.2
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
3.4
 
3.3
 
 
Net saving rate in household disposable income
%
11.7
 
11.9
 
10.7
 
9.4
 
9.0
 
9.9
 
12.0
 
..
 
 
Gross fixed capital formation
% of GDP
22.7
 
21.9
 
21.3
 
20.5
 
20.8
 
21.2
 
21.4
 
22.0
 
 
GDP per hour worked
Annual growth %
2.8
 
1.8
 
1.0
 
-0.6
 
0.4
 
2.7
 
1.5
 
0.9
 
 
GDP deflator
Annual growth %
1.1
 
0.8
 
0.5
 
1.0
 
0.6
 
0.1
 
1.7
 
1.8
 
 
Economic structure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real value added: agriculture, forestry, fishing
Annual growth %
7.8
 
-8.2
 
1.6
 
-9.2
 
11.4
 
-2.7
 
-4.3
 
5.2
 
 
Real value added: industry
Annual growth %
0.5
 
2.7
 
0.1
 
-0.1
 
1.3
 
3.6
 
5.1
 
3.9
 
 
Real value added: services
Annual growth %
4.3
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
-0.3
 
2.7
 
2.1
 
2.9
 
3.2
 
 
Government deficits and debt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government deficit
% of GDP
0.1
 
-0.1
 
-1.2
 
-1.7
 
-1.8
 
-0.7
 
1.0
 
1.3
 
 
General government debt
% of GDP
52.5
 
51.3
 
57.2
 
57.0
 
57.9
 
56.5
 
50.6
 
48.6
 
 
Expenditure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public expenditure on health
% of GDP
5.7
 
6.1
 
6.4
 
6.7
 
6.7
 
6.8
 
6.8
 
..
 
 
Total expenditure on health
% of GDP
10.3
 
10.7
 
11.0
 
11.4
 
11.4
 
11.4
 
11.3
 
..
 
 
Public social expenditure
% of GDP
17.9
 
18.4
 
19.2
 
20.3
 
20.3
 
20.3
 
..
 
..
 
 
Public pension expenditures
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
6.7
 
..
 
 
Private pension expenditures
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
5.5
 
5.4
 
 
Net official development assistance (Aid)
% of GNI
0.34
 
0.34
 
0.33
 
0.37
 
0.40
 
0.44
 
0.39
 
0.37
 
 
Taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total tax revenue
% of GDP
30.0
 
29.5
 
29.9
 
29.2
 
28.8
 
29.2
 
29.6
 
29.7
 
 
Taxes on income and profits
% of GDP
13.2
 
12.4
 
12.9
 
12.5
 
12.5
 
13.0
 
13.5
 
13.6
 
 
Taxes on goods and services
% of GDP
6.7
 
6.8
 
6.8
 
6.8
 
6.8
 
6.9
 
6.8
 
6.7
 
 
Taxes on the average worker
% of labour cost
30.0
 
30.1
 
30.1
 
29.7
 
29.4
 
29.5
 
29.5
 
29.6
 
 
Trade
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trade in goods and services
% of GDP
43.6
 
43.5
 
41.1
 
40.8
 
42.9
 
45.6
 
48.6
 
51.3
 
 
Goods trade balance: exports minus imports of goods
Bln USD
-2.0
 
-2.1
 
4.2
 
4.2
 
6.8
 
4.4
 
6.5
 
10.9
 
 
Imports of goods
Bln USD
82.5
 
84.2
 
83.7
 
96.4
 
110.0
 
126.6
 
141.4
 
161.2
 
 
Exports of goods
Bln USD
80.5
 
82.1
 
87.9
 
100.7
 
116.8
 
130.9
 
147.9
 
172.1
 
 
Service trade balance: exports minus imports of services
Bln USD
15.9
 
14.2
 
15.3
 
18.3
 
20.6
 
22.7
 
30.2
 
36.7
 
 
Imports of services
Bln USD
12.8
 
13.5
 
14.2
 
16.3
 
21.3
 
24.5
 
25.0
 
29.6
 
 
Exports of services
Bln USD
28.7
 
27.7
 
29.6
 
34.6
 
41.9
 
47.2
 
55.3
 
66.3
 
 
Current account balance of payments
% of GDP
12.1
 
7.7
 
8.4
 
12.9
 
12.9
 
13.7
 
14.5
 
13.4
 
 
Foreign direct investment (FDI)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outward FDI stocks
Mln USD
232 176
 
..
 
..
 
341 384
 
400 590
 
428 039
 
518 072
 
..
 
 
Inward FDI stocks
Mln USD
86 810
 
..
 
..
 
162 238
 
197 669
 
170 835
 
218 024
 
..
 
 
Inflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
19 266
 
8 859
 
6 284
 
16 505
 
933
 
-1 540
 
26 289
 
40 403
 
 
Outflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
44 698
 
18 326
 
8 212
 
15 443
 
26 282
 
51 341
 
69 890
 
50 984
 
 
Prices and interest rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Consumer Price Indices (CPI): all items
2000 = 100
100.0
 
101.0
 
101.6
 
102.3
 
103.1
 
104.3
 
105.4
 
106.2
 
 
Consumer Price Indices (CPI): food
2000 = 100
100.0
 
102.1
 
104.4
 
105.8
 
106.3
 
105.5
 
105.5
 
106.1
 
 
Consumer Price Indices (CPI): energy
2000 = 100
100.0
 
98.8
 
93.9
 
95.0
 
99.4
 
109.8
 
117.6
 
119.7
 
 
Producer Price Indices (PPI): manufacturing
2000 = 100
100.0
 
100.5
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
101.2
 
102.0
 
104.1
 
106.6
 
 
Long-term interest rates
%
3.93
 
3.38
 
3.20
 
2.66
 
2.74
 
2.10
 
2.52
 
2.93
 
 
Purchasing power and exchange rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchasing power parities
ISK per USD
1.85
 
1.84
 
1.77
 
1.78
 
1.75
 
1.74
 
1.69
 
1.66
 
 
Exchange rates
ISK per USD
1.69
 
1.69
 
1.56
 
1.35
 
1.24
 
1.25
 
1.25
 
1.20
 
 
Indices of price levels
OECD = 100
117
 
122
 
126
 
135
 
138
 
137
 
133
 
132
 
 
Energy supply and prices
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total primary energy supply (TPES)
Mtoe
26.0
 
27.5
 
26.6
 
26.7
 
27.0
 
27.0
 
28.2
 
27.1
 
 
Total primary energy supply per capita
Toe per capita
3.61
 
3.77
 
3.62
 
3.61
 
3.62
 
3.60
 
3.73
 
3.59
 
 
TPES per unit of GDP at 2000 prices and PPPs
Toe per '000 USD
0.11
 
0.12
 
0.12
 
0.12
 
0.11
 
0.11
 
0.11
 
0.11
 
 
Renewables' contribution to total primary energy supply
%
17.5
 
18.2
 
16.8
 
17.2
 
17.6
 
17.7
 
17.2
 
19.9
 
 
Crude oil import prices
USD per barrel
29.53
 
25.04
 
25.34
 
30.26
 
38.73
 
55.81
 
66.76
 
74.92
 
 
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICT investment in non-residential fixed capital formation
%
18.9
 
19.3
 
20.7
 
20.7
 
21.9
 
21.0
 
20.3
 
..
 
 
ICT-related occupations: total employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
23.0
 
 
Households with access to the Internet
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
61.0
 
..
 
70.5
 
..
 
 
Environment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water abstractions
Mln m3
2 564
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
2 507
 
..
 
 
Fish landings in domestic and foreign ports
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Aquaculture
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Municipal waste total
'000 tonnes
4 730
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
5 230
 
..
 
 
Municipal waste per capita
Kg
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
700
 
..
 
 
CO2 emissions from fuel combustion
Mln tonnes
42
 
43
 
41
 
43
 
44
 
44
 
44
 
..
 
 
Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
University level: graduation rates in peer age group
%
12
 
19
 
21
 
22
 
26
 
27
 
30
 
..
 
 
Tertiary attainment in population aged 25-64
%
24.2
 
25.4
 
25.4
 
26.9
 
28.1
 
28.8
 
29.9
 
..
 
 
Employment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 15-24
%
65.1
 
63.9
 
65.4
 
63.5
 
61.9
 
59.9
 
63.3
 
62.6
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 25-54
%
85.4
 
86.0
 
86.0
 
84.8
 
84.7
 
85.1
 
85.2
 
86.1
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 55-64
%
63.3
 
67.3
 
64.6
 
65.7
 
65.2
 
65.1
 
65.7
 
67.2
 
 
Incidence of part-time employment
%
24.4
 
24.8
 
24.8
 
25.1
 
24.9
 
25.1
 
25.5
 
25.4
 
 
Self-employment rate: total civilian employment
%
13.2
 
13.0
 
12.5
 
12.0
 
11.4
 
11.2
 
11.1
 
11.5
 
 
Self-employment rate, men: male civilian employment
%
13.9
 
13.7
 
13.0
 
12.4
 
11.9
 
11.7
 
11.5
 
11.7
 
 
Self-employment rate, women: female civilian employment
%
12.4
 
12.0
 
11.7
 
11.4
 
10.7
 
10.6
 
10.7
 
11.4
 
 
Unemployment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unemployment rate: total civilian labour force
%
2.6
 
2.6
 
3.2
 
4.3
 
4.4
 
4.4
 
4.0
 
3.6
 
 
Unemployment rate, men: male civilian labour force
%
2.2
 
2.0
 
3.0
 
4.0
 
4.0
 
3.9
 
3.4
 
3.0
 
 
Unemployment rate, women: female civilian labour force
%
3.2
 
3.4
 
3.5
 
4.6
 
4.9
 
5.1
 
4.7
 
4.4
 
 
Long-term unemployment: total unemployed
%
29.0
 
29.9
 
21.8
 
26.1
 
33.5
 
39.0
 
39.1
 
40.8
 
 
Labour compensation and hours worked
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labour compensation per hour, total economy
USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Average time worked per person in employment
Hours per year
1 685
 
1 646
 
1 629
 
1 639
 
1 669
 
1 669
 
1 657
 
..
 
 
Research and Development (R&D)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D
% of GDP
2.53
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
2.90
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Researchers: full-time equivalent
Per '000 employed
6.4
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
6.1
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total population
'000 persons
7 184
 
7 230
 
7 285
 
7 339
 
7 390
 
7 437
 
7 484
 
7 550
 
 
Population growth rates
%
0.6
 
0.6
 
0.8
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
0.6
 
0.6
 
0.9
 
 
Total fertility rates
Children
1.5
 
1.4
 
1.4
 
1.4
 
1.4
 
1.4
 
1.4
 
..
 
 
Ratio of population aged 65 and over to total
%
15.3
 
15.5
 
15.6
 
15.7
 
15.8
 
15.9
 
16.1
 
16.3
 
 
International migration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net migration rate
Per '000 inhabitants
2.8
 
5.8
 
6.7
 
5.9
 
5.4
 
4.8
 
4.7
 
9.0
 
 
Foreign-born population
% of population
21.9
 
22.3
 
22.8
 
23.1
 
23.5
 
23.8
 
24.1
 
..
 
 
Foreign population
% of population
19.3
 
19.7
 
19.9
 
20.0
 
20.2
 
20.3
 
20.3
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of native-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
2.8
 
2.9
 
2.7
 
2.4
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
7.2
 
7.5
 
7.7
 
6.8
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of native-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
3.0
 
3.4
 
3.7
 
3.3
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
9.1
 
9.2
 
9.7
 
9.4
 
..
 
 
Health
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life expectancy at birth
Years
79.9
 
80.4
 
80.6
 
80.6
 
81.2
 
81.4
 
81.7
 
..
 
 
Life expectancy at birth: men
Years
77.0
 
77.5
 
77.9
 
78.0
 
78.6
 
78.7
 
79.2
 
..
 
 
Life expectancy at birth: women
Years
82.8
 
83.2
 
83.2
 
83.2
 
83.8
 
84.0
 
84.2
 
..
 
 
Infant mortality
Per '000
4.9
 
5.0
 
5.0
 
4.3
 
4.2
 
4.2
 
4.4
 
..
 
 
Society
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Suicide rates
Per 100 000 persons
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
16.3
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Household expenditure on recreation and culture
% of GDP
5.1
 
5.1
 
5.1
 
5.1
 
5.0
 
4.9
 
4.6
 
..
 
 
Number of tourists
'000
7 821
 
7 455
 
6 868
 
6 530
 
..
 
7 229
 
7 863
 
8 448
 
 
Road fatalities
Per mln inhabitants
82
 
75
 
70
 
74
 
69
 
55
 
50
 
51
 
Note:  Last updated 6 April 2009
Source: For explanatory notes, see OECD Factbook 2009 (www.SourceOECD.org/factbook)
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