Neuchâtel, 24.04.2014 (FSO) – According to the final annual results of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), Switzerland's 51 youth hostels included in the survey generated 947,000 overnight stays in 2013, i.e. an increase of 3.3% compared with 2012. For their part, the 418 campsites considered in this statistic recorded 2.9 million overnight stays, representing a decline of 3.4% compared with the previous year.
Neuchâtel, 24.04.2014 (OFS) – At the end of 2013, Switzerland's permanent resident population was 8,136,700, i.e. an increase of 97,600 persons (+1.2%) compared with 2012. Currently in Switzerland, one in five women and one in six men are aged over 64. The number of those aged 100 or over has increased by 6.6% compared with 2012. These are the provisional findings of the population and households statistics (STATPOP) issued by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Neuchâtel, 15.04.2014 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) remained stable in March 2014 compared with the previous month. Whereas the producer price index also remained unchanged, an increase of 0.1% was observed for imported products; agricultural products and petroleum products in particular were sold at higher prices. The index stands at 97.8 points (base December 2010 = 100). Year-on-year, a price decline of 0.7% was observed.
Neuchâtel, 08.04.2014 (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 1.0% in February 2014 compared with February 2013 (in nominal terms -0.1%). Real, seasonally adjusted turnover in the retail sector also rose by 1.0% in February 2014 compared with January 2014 (in nominal terms +0.5%).
Neuchâtel, 07.04.2014 (FSO) – The Swiss Consumer Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) rose by 0.4% in March 2014 compared with the previous month, reaching 99.1 points (December 2010=100). Compared with the same month in the previous year, the inflation rate was 0.0%, compared with annualised rates of -0.1% in February 2014 and of -0.6% in March 2013.
Neuchâtel, 04.04.2014 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the Swiss hotel industry registered 2.9 million overnight stays in February 2014, which corresponds to a decrease of 3.9% (-118,000 overnight stays) compared with February 2013. Domestic demand generated 1.4 million overnight stays, i.e. a decline of 6.0% (-90,000 overnight stays). Foreign visitors generated 1.5 million overnight stays, representing a decline of 1.8% (-27,000 overnight stays).
Neuchâtel, 28.03.2014 (FSO) – According to latest findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), 12,478 bankruptcy proceedings were opened in 2013 under the Federal Act on Debt Collection and Bankruptcy. This represents a rise of +3.9% compared with 2012. At the same time, financial losses resulting from bankruptcy settlements declined by almost CHF 330 million in 2013, reaching the lowest level since 1994.
Neuchâtel, 25.03.2014 (FSO) – In 2012, 6321 couples underwent in-vitro fertilisation compared with 6343 in 2011. 10,821 treatment cycles were started, slightly more than in 2011. The treatment resulted in pregnancy among more than a third of the women treated, leading to the birth of approximately 2000 children. Almost one in five deliveries were for twin or multiple births. Male infertility remains the most common reason. These are some of the latest results of the assisted reproductive technology statistics compiled by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Neuchâtel, 24.03.2014 (FSO) – In 2013, the police crime statistics of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) recorded 725,687 offences, i.e. a decrease of 3% compared with 2012. Offences under the Criminal Code fell by 6%, mainly due to a decrease in the number of thefts. There was a decline in the number of both minors and young adults charged, as well as those charged from the asylum sector.
Neuchâtel, 14.03.2014 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) fell by 0.4% in February 2014 compared with the previous month, reaching 97.7 points (base December 2010 = 100). This was primarily attributable to lower prices for chemical and pharmaceutical products which are collected on a quarterly basis. However, oil and petroleum products also became cheaper. While the producer price index for domestically produced goods decreased by 0.3%, import prices showed a decline of 0.8%. The price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products dropped by 0.8% year on year.