Neuchâtel, 26.11.2015 (FSO) – Production in the secondary sector declined by 3.1% in 3rd quarter 2015 in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier. Turnover fell by 6.2%. Orders received declined by 5.1% whereas orders on hand rose by 4.4%. These are some of the provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Neuchâtel, 26.11.2015 (FSO) – In 2014 there were 16.8 million outpatient consultations and 1.4 million inpatient stays in Swiss hospitals. Outpatient services showed faster cost growth than inpatient services, a trend that has emerged over the past five years. Medical imaging equipment is mainly used in outpatient services. These are the results of the Hospital Statistics from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Neuchâtel, 24.11.2015 (FSO) – In 2013, spending on environmental protection by enterprises amounted to approx. CHF 2.3 billion. Compared with 2009, investments in pollution prevention increased by 30% whereas investments in pollution treatment fell by 31%. This development, among other things, reflects enterprises' increased interest in cleaner production processes. These are some the results of a survey conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Neuchâtel, 23.11.2015 (FSO) – On average, 5% of students in the 1st year of upper secondary level repeated the year between 2012 and 2013 and 6% interrupted their education and training. In the higher education institutions and professional education and training colleges, 9% of 1st year students broke off their education and training in the same period. After a break in their studies, which usually lasts more than a year, most students opt for a change in direction. These are some of the findings from two new publications by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), analysing the educational pathways of 530,000 young people.
Neuchâtel, 23.11.2015 (FSO) – Some 38% of a group of Swiss adults who had been convicted were reconvicted within ten years. More than half (51%) of reoffenders are convicted a third time. These are some of the findings from a Federal Statistical Office (FSO) study on the delinquent path of a group of Swiss nationals born in 1966.
Neuchâtel, 19.11.2015 (FSO) – The health insurance premium index (KVPI) registered an increase of 2.5% for premiums in 2015 compared with the previous year. The KVPI reached an index level of 173.3 points (basis of 1999 = 100). By means of the KVPI, the effects of the evolution of premiums on the growth of disposable income can be calculated. According to the Federal Statistical Office's KVPI model calculation, rising premiums curbed the growth of the average disposable income by 0.2 percentage points in 2015.
Neuchâtel, 19.11.2015 (FSO) – Nursing home costs amounted to CHF 9.5 billion in 2014, costing an average of CHF 8700 francs per resident, per month. Almost two-thirds of these costs were invoiced to residents, whereas the cantons and insurance companies financed 16% and 19% of costs respectively. The costs of home care services were almost 5 times lower than those of nursing homes (CHF 2 billion). These are some of the findings from the 2014 Statistics on Home Care Services and the Statistics on Medico-Social Institutions from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Neuchâtel, 13.11.2015 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index rose by 0.2% in October 2015 compared with the previous month, reaching 90.8 points (base December 2010 = 100). The rise is due in particular to higher prices for machinery and watches, whereas prices for petroleum products fell. According to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products dropped by 6.6% year-on-year.
Neuchâtel, 12.11.2015 (FSO) – According to figures from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the number of employed persons in Switzerland rose by 1.1% between the 3rd quarter 2014 and the 3rd quarter 2015. During the same period, the unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) increased slightly in Switzerland from 4.8% to 4.9%. The EU's unemployment rate based on the ILO definition decreased from 9.8% to 9.0%.
Neuchâtel, 12.11.2015 (FSO) – The social partners signing the collective labour agreements (CLA) have agreed a nominal rise in real wages estimated at 0.8% for 2015, 0.3% of which is to be awarded collectively and 0.5% at individual level. Minimum wages were increased by 0.7% according to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).