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15.09.2014 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1408-70)
Producer and Import Price Index in August 2014
Index shows slight decline compared with previous month; year-on-year inflation -1.2%

Neuchâtel, 15.09.2014 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) fell by 0.2% in August 2014 compared with the previous month, reaching 97.3 points (base December 2010 = 100). Prices were lower in particular for petrol and petroleum products as well as for pharmaceutical products which are surveyed on a quarterly basis. Both the producer price index for domestically produced goods and import prices showed a decline of 0.2%. The price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products dropped by 1.2% year-on-year.

15.09.2014 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1408-10)
Empty dwellings survey of 1st June 2014
Dwelling vacancy rate higher than 1%

Neuchâtel, 15.09.2014 (FSO) – According to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), on the reference day (01 June 2014), 45,748 or 1.08% of all dwellings in Switzerland were empty. Some 5740 more dwellings were empty than in the previous year, representing an increase of 14%.

08.09.2014 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1408-50)
Swiss Consumer Price Index in August 2014
Index level unchanged

Neuchâtel, 08.09.2014 (FSO) – The Swiss Consumer Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) remained unchanged in August 2014 at 99.0 points (December 2010=100). Compared with the same month in the previous year, the inflation rate was +0.1%, compared with annualised rates of 0.0% in both July 2014 and in August 2013.

08.09.2014 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1408-30)
Retail trade turnover growth in July 2014
Real turnover decline of 0.6%

Neuchâtel, 08.09.2014 (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 0.6% in July 2014 compared with July 2013 (in nominal terms -1.7%). Real, seasonally adjusted turnover in the retail sector fell by 3.4% in July 2014 compared with June 2014 (in nominal terms -3.2%).

05.09.2014 09:15  - FSO, Tourism (0353-1408-20)
Tourism accommodation statistics in July 2014
Decrease in overnight stays in July

Neuchâtel, 05.09.2014 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the Swiss hotel industry registered 3.9 million overnight stays in July 2014, which corresponds to a decrease of 2.7% (-108,000 overnight stays) compared with July 2013. Domestic demand generated 1.7 million overnight stays, i.e. a decline of 3.7% (-64,000 overnight stays). Foreign visitors generated 2.2 million overnight stays, representing a decline of 1.9% (-44,000 overnight stays). The heavy rain and unseasonable weather in July had a definite impact on these results.

05.09.2014 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1408-60)
Industrial production, orders and turnover – 2nd quarter 2014
Swiss industrial production rises

Neuchâtel, 05.09.2014 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), industrial production rose by 3.1% in the 2nd quarter 2014 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. Turnover rose by 2.5%. Orders received increased by 5.1% and orders on hand grew by 1.8%.

04.09.2014 09:15  - FSO, Health (0353-1408-00)
Swiss Health Survey 2012
Two in ten older people living at home are limited in their everyday activities

Neuchâtel, 04.09.2014 (FSO) – Two in ten people aged 65 years or over living in a private household are limited in their everyday activities. More than half of these receive help from relatives or from home care services. Locomotion, eyesight and hearing problems increase the risk of these limitations. The Federal Statistical Office (FSO) presents its new findings on the state of health of older people living in a private household, based on data from the Swiss Health Survey carried out in 2012.

04.09.2014 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1408-40)
Construction Industry Production, Orders and Turnover Statistics in 2nd quarter 2014
Increased production in Swiss construction sector

Neuchâtel, 04.09.2014 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), production in the construction sector rose by 1.6% in 2nd quarter 2014 compared with the previous year and turnover increased by 2.0%.

01.09.2014 09:15  - FSO, Business Registers Data (0353-1407-90)
Use of the unique business identification number (UIDB)
The register of university medical professions has introduced the unique business identification number

Neuchâtel, 01.09.2014 (FSO) – Following the trade register and the register of enterprises subject to value added tax (VAT), the register of university medical professions (MedReg) has successfully introduced the unique business identification number (UIDB) for more than 34,000 medical professions.

28.08.2014 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1407-80)
Employment barometer in 2nd quarter 2014
Slowed increase in tertiary sector jobs

Neuchâtel, 28.08.2014 (FSO) – According to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the quarterly indicators of the employment barometer show employment growth of 0.7% in the 2nd quarter 2014 compared with the same quarter a year earlier. While the job increase in the secondary sector (+0.7%) was slightly reinforced, in the tertiary sector (also +0.7%) it slowed down somewhat. The number of vacancies (+3.3%), the employment outlook indicator (+0.8%) and difficulty in recruiting personnel (+1.9%) increased compared with the same quarter of the previous year.

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