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17.04.2015 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1503-80)
Retail trade turnover growth in February 2015
Real turnover decline of 2.7%

Neuchâtel, 17.04.2015 (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 2.7% in February 2015 compared with February 2014 (in nominal terms -4.4%). Real, seasonally adjusted turnover in the retail sector fell by 1.2% in February 2015 compared with January 2015 (in nominal terms -2.1%).

16.04.2015 09:15  - FSO, Labour Force (0353-1503-30)
Swiss Labour Force Survey 2014
Increase in flexible working time

Neuchâtel, 16.04.2015 (FSO) – In 2014, almost one in two salaried employees (44.6%) worked on a flexitime basis. One in five employed persons (20.5%) usually work on Saturday and around one in ten (10.6%) on Sunday. Major differences were observed in terms of working time models by level of education and gender. These are the provisional findings of the Swiss Labour Force Survey 2014, carried out by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

16.04.2015 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1503-70)
Producer and Import Price Index in March 2015
Rising index due to higher petroleum product prices; year-on-year inflation -3.4%

Neuchâtel, 16.04.2015 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) increased in March 2015 by 0.2% compared with the previous month, reaching 94.4 points (base December 2010 = 100). The rise is almost exclusively due to higher prices for petroleum and petroleum products. The price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products dropped by 3.4% year-on-year.

14.04.2015 11:00  - FSO, Mobility (0353-1503-60)
Costs and funding of transport 2010
Transport generates annual costs of CHF 95 billion

Neuchâtel, 14.04.2015 (FSO) – The total costs for transport in Switzerland in 2010 amounted to CHF 94.7 billion. This is equivalent to approx. CHF 12,000 per inhabitant. Road transport accounted for CHF 78 billion, rail transport CHF 10.3 billion and aviation CHF 6.4 billion. None of the user groups fully funded the generated costs themselves in either passenger transport or freight transport. These are the latest findings of the Federal Statistical Office's (FSO) statistic on the costs and funding of transport.

08.04.2015 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1503-20)
Swiss Consumer Price Index in March 2015
Price increase of 0.3%

Neuchâtel, 08.04.2015 (FSO) – The Swiss Consumer Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) rose by 0.3% in March 2015 compared with the previous month, reaching 98.2 points (December 2010=100). Compared with the same month in the previous year, the inflation rate was -0.9%, compared with annualised rates of -0.8% in February 2015 and of 0.0% in March 2014.

07.04.2015 09:15  - FSO, Tourism (0353-1503-10)
Tourism accommodation statistics in February 2015
Strong increase in overnight stays in February 2015

Neuchâtel, 07.04.2015 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the Swiss hotel industry registered 3.1 million overnight stays in February 2015, which corresponds to a growth of 6.0% (+176,000 overnight stays) compared with February 2014. Domestic visitors recorded 1.5 million overnight stays, representing an increase of 8.4% (+119,000 overnight stays). Foreign demand registered 1.6 million overnight stays, i.e. an increase of 3.8% (+57,000 overnight stays).

31.03.2015 09:15  - FSO, Mobility (0353-1502-90)
Freight Transport 2013
Two percent more freight transport

Neuchâtel, 31.03.2015 (FSO) – The transport performance of freight transport by road and rail increased by 2.3% compared with the previous year. At 5.5%, the growth in rail freight was considerably larger than that for road freight (0.4%). These are some of the findings of the freight transport statistics produced by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). In 2013, data was also collected on the performance of delivery vans for the first time in 15 years.

27.03.2015 09:15  - FSO, National Accounts (0353-1501-40)
Gross domestic product by canton in 2012
Moderate differences in cantonal growth with one exception

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).

26.03.2015 09:15  - FSO, Economic structure and analyses (0353-1503-00)
Debt collection and bankruptcy statistics 2014
Reduction in the number of bankruptcies

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.

24.03.2015 10:30  - FSO, Demography and Migration (0353-1502-80)
Initial findings from the Families and Generations Survey 2013
Wish to have children remains popular

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).

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