Neuchâtel, 23.07.2015 (FSO) – Confederation R&D expenditure fell by 7% compared with the amount recorded in the 2012 survey according to the latest findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). Expenditure fell below the CHF 2 billion mark crossed two years ago. The main reason for this decline is the putting on hold of collaboration in international research with the European Union, following Switzerland's acceptance of the popular initiative of 9 February 2014 against mass immigration.
Neuchâtel, 22.07.2015 (FSO) – In 2014, year-on-year construction expenditure rose once again in nominal terms by 3.1%. Compared with the previous year, investment in building engineering projects also increased by 3.1%, whereas investment in civil engineering projects rose by 4.5%. These are provisional findings from the 2014 Construction Statistics from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Neuchâtel, 16.07.2015 (FSO) – Real turnover in the retail sector adjusted for sales days and holidays fell by 1.8% in May 2015 compared with May 2014 (in nominal terms -3.9%). Real, seasonally adjusted turnover in the retail sector fell by 1.4% in May 2015 compared with April 2015 (in nominal terms -1.6%). This is shown by provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Neuchâtel, 14.07.2015 (FSO) - The average disposable income of households in Switzerland was CHF 7130 per month in 2013. A large part of disposable income was used for consumption: housing and energy expenditure amounted to CHF 1520, accounting for the largest household budget item. These are the findings of the Household Budget Survey 2013, carried out by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Neuchâtel, 14.07.2015 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index fell in June 2015 by 0.1% compared with the previous month. While the Producer Price Index remained, on average, unchanged, the Import Price Index fell by 0.2%, with products made from aluminium and copper in particular showing lower prices. The index stands at 91.6 points (base December 2010 = 100). According to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products dropped by 6.1% year-on-year, while that of the Import Price Index alone even fell by 10%.
Neuchâtel, 07.07.2015 (FSO) – Cardiovascular diseases, cancer and dementia are the three most common causes of death in Switzerland. More than 3000 people died from lung cancer in 2013. 46% of men and 67% of women were aged 80 or over at time of death. These are the main findings from the Causes of Death statistics from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Neuchâtel, 06.07.2015 (FSO) – The Swiss Consumer Price Index increased by 0.1% in June 2015 compared with the previous month, reaching 98.4 points (December 2010=100) according to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). Compared with the same month in the previous year, the inflation rate was -1.0%, compared with annualised rates of -1.2% in May 2015 and of 0.0% in June 2014.
Neuchâtel, 03.07.2015 (FSO) – The Swiss hotel industry registered 2.6 million overnight stays in May 2015, which corresponds to a decrease of 0.4% (-9500 overnight stays) compared with May 2014. Domestic visitors registered 1.1 million overnight stays, i.e. a decline of 1.6% (-17,000 overnight stays). Foreign visitors recorded 1.5 million overnight stays, representing an increase of 0.5% (+7500 overnight stays). In 2015, Whitsun fell in the month of May and in 2014 in June. Therefore the results for both May and June should be taken into account in order to neutralize the effect of Whitsun. These are the provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Neuchâtel, 02.07.2015 (FSO) – The number of births and marriages increased in 2014. Registered partnerships also rose, especially between females. The number of divorces and deaths showed a decline. These are the definitive findings of the Vital Statistics for 2014 from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Neuchâtel, 30.06.2015 (FSO) – In 2013, 6% of people who had exercised a professional activity during the previous 12 months had an accident at work and 11% of people interviewed said they suffered from a health problem caused or worsened by work. This represents more than a million people with a health problem caused by work. These estimates are based on the results published by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) of a module devoted to accidents at work and other work-related health problems.