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.
Neuchâtel, 26.06.2015 (FSO) – Foreign visitors spent CHF 16.0 billion in Switzerland in 2014, 2.7% more than in 2013. Spending by Swiss visitors abroad also increased (+4.7%), reaching a record CHF 15.7 billion. Both of these developments resulted in a decrease in the tourism balance of payments which declined by CHF 287 million compared with 2013, according to initial estimates by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). However, the balance remains positive for 2014 at CHF 295 million.
Neuchâtel, 23.06.2015 (FSO) – A total of 12,440 new enterprises were established in 2013. This was 549 more than in 2012 (+4.6%). The newly born enterprises created 13,829 full-time and 8452 part-time jobs in 2013, in particular in education, human health and social work activities as well as in the restaurant and hotel sector. These are the latest findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Neuchâtel, 22.06.2015 (FSO) – The future development of the population will depend on Switzerland's socio-economic and political development. Based on hypotheses prepared with experts from the federal administration, the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) has calculated a new series of scenarios. If the hypotheses come true, the Swiss population will continue to increase during the next 30 years, growing from 8.2 million permanent residents at the end of 2014 to 10.2 million in 2045 according to the reference scenario. This increase will largely be due to migration and to a lesser extent due to a surplus of births over deaths. The ageing of the population will speed up and be considerable during this period.
Neuchâtel, 18.06.2015 (FSO) – According to the construction output price index compiled by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), construction prices recorded a drop of 0.6% between October 2014 and April 2015. This decline reflects a fall in building (-0.6%) and civil engineering prices (-0.7%). A general feeling of uncertainty, due in part to a declining volume of work, is putting pressure on price levels. In year-on-year comparison, construction registered a price decrease of 0.7% (-0.9% in building and -0.1% in civil engineering).
Neuchâtel, 15.06.2015 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), real turnover in the retail sector adjusted for sales days and holidays rose by 1.6% in April 2015 compared with April 2014 (in nominal terms -0.7%). Real, seasonally adjusted turnover in the retail sector rose by 2.1% in April 2015 compared with March 2015 (in nominal terms +1.8%).
Neuchâtel, 15.06.2015 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) fell by 0.8% in May 2015 compared with the previous month, reaching 91.6 points (base December 2010 = 100). Lower prices were registered in particular for chemical and pharmaceutical products, whereas petroleum and petroleum products were sold at higher prices. The price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products showed a decline of 6.0% year on year.
Neuchâtel, 09.06.2015 (FSO) – The Swiss Consumer Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) rose by 0.2% in May 2015 compared with the previous month, reaching 98.3 points (December 2010=100). Compared to the same month in the previous year, the inflation rate was -1.2%, compared with annualised rates of -1.1% in April 2015 and of +0.2% in May 2014.
Neuchâtel, 09.06.2015 (FSO) – In 2014, the downward trend for juvenile convictions continued (over 12,800 juvenile convictions; -4% compared with the previous year). Whereas youth convictions for offences against criminal law fell by 6% and those for consumption of narcotic substances fell by 1%, trafficking in narcotic substances increased by 21%. For adult convictions, conviction numbers stagnated with a maximum value of just over 110,100 according to the latest findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). The drop in adult convictions under the Swiss Criminal Code (-7%) was compensated for by an increase in road traffic offences (+6%) and narcotic substance trafficking (+2%).
Neuchâtel, 08.06.2015 (FSO) - The Swiss hotel industry registered 15.7 million overnight stays during the winter tourist season (November 2014 – April 2015). This represents a very slight rise of 0.1% (+12,000 overnight stays) compared with the same period a year earlier. With a total of 7.4 million overnight stays, domestic demand showed an increase of 1.9% (+134,000 units). Foreign visitors for their part registered 8.3 million overnight stays, i.e. a decline of 1.4% (-122,000 overnight stays). During the month of April 2015, 2.3 million overnight stays were generated, corresponding to a fall of 0.6% (-13,000 overnight stays) compared with April 2014. These are the provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).