Neuchâtel, 27.03.2015 (FSO) – The gross domestic product (GDP) at the previous year's prices increased in all cantons across Switzerland between 2011 and 2012. Growth was between 0.2% and 2.1% with the exception of the canton of Zug which stood out for its particularly high dynamism (+5.6%). This can be explained by the rise observed in services, particularly in financial services. These results are taken from the latest estimates of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Neuchâtel, 26.03.2015 (FSO) – The number of bankruptcy proceedings opened in 2014 declined by 5.0% compared with 2013, falling from 12,478 to 11,853. This decrease is above all due to the reduction in the number of bankruptcies of persons registered in the trade register (-12.2%). At the same time, financial losses resulting from bankruptcy settlements increased considerably (+66.6%), reaching CHF 3.1 billion. These are the latest findings of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) on debt collection and bankruptcy.
Neuchâtel, 24.03.2015 (FSO) – Almost two-thirds (63%) of childless women and men aged 20-29 would like to have two children. A quarter (28%) say that ideally, they would like three or more children. Women with a tertiary education are most likely to remain childless (30%). Since the 1990s it has become more acceptable for women with small children to go out to work. These are some of the initial findings from the Families and Generations Survey 2013 from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Neuchâtel, 23.03.2015 (FSO) – The number of foreign cross-border commuters working in Switzerland increased by 8600 persons (+3.1%) in 2014. Just over half of the cross-border commuters (52.4%) were resident in France, around a quarter (23.7%) were resident in Italy and a fifth in Germany (20.4%). In Ticino, the proportion of commuters out of all employed persons was highest at 26.2%. These are the findings of the Cross-border Commuter Statistics, conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) on a quarterly basis.
Neuchâtel, 23.03.2015 (FSO) – In 2014, 41 homicides were recorded, the lowest level registered since the surveying of data from police reports (1982). Compared with 2013, an overall decline in offences under the Criminal Code (-8.5%), the Narcotics Act (-16.8%) and the Federal Act on Foreign Nationals (-4.7%) was also observed. These are some of the key findings of the Police Crime Statistics (PCS) compiled by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Neuchâtel, 16.03.2015 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), real turnover in the retail sector adjusted for sales days and holidays fell by 0.3% in January 2015 compared with January 2014 (in nominal terms -1.1%). Real, seasonally adjusted turnover in the retail sector fell by 2.1% in January 2015 compared with December 2014 (in nominal terms -2.1%).
Neuchâtel, 16.03.2015 (FSO) – As a result of the continued decline in prices for petroleum and petroleum products, as well as the high Swiss franc, the Producer and Import Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) showed a decline of 1.4% in February 2015 compared with the previous month. The index now stands at 94.2 points (base December 2010 = 100). The producer price index for domestically produced goods fell by 0.7% and import prices by 3.0%. Lower prices were registered in particular for petroleum and petroleum products, natural gas, paper and paper products, pharmaceutical products, plastic products as well as metals and metal products. Compared with February 2014, the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products fell by 3.6%.
Neuchâtel, 09.03.2015 (FSO) – Within 24 years, the per-capita and per-job settlement area has increased by an average of 6.5%. However, there are considerable regional differences. Residential areas alone increased by 44%, twice as quickly as the population. At 2.2 m2 per second, cultivated land loss in the plain region is twice the national average. These are some of the results from the in-depth analyses of the Land Use Statistics, conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) as a contribution to the International Year of Soils.
Neuchâtel, 06.03.2015 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the Swiss hotel industry registered 2.8 million overnight stays in January 2015, which corresponds to a decrease of 1.1% (-30,000 overnight stays) compared with January 2014. Foreign visitors generated 1.4 million overnight stays, representing a decline of 2.6% (-38,000 overnight stays). Domestic visitors registered 1.3 million overnight stays, i.e. an increase of 0.6% (+8400 overnight stays).
Neuchâtel, 06.03.2015 (FSO) – The Swiss Consumer Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) fell by 0.3% in February 2015 compared with the previous month, reaching 97.9 points (December 2010=100). Compared to the same month in the previous year, the inflation rate was -0.8%, compared with annualised rates of -0.5% in January 2015 and of -0.1% in February 2014.