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11.02.2016 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1601-30)
Swiss Consumer Price Index in January 2016
Consumer prices fall by 0.4%

Neuchâtel, 11.02.2016 (FSO) – The Swiss Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell by 0.4% in January 2016 compared with the previous month. The decline is due largely to the sales in the clothing sector as well as to falling prices for petroleum products. Air transport and private insurances also became cheaper. In contrast, prices rose for overnight stays in hotels. Inflation was -1.3% in comparison with the same month in the previous year. These are the findings of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

05.02.2016 11:00  - FSO, Prices (0353-1601-20)
Revision of price indices
The FSO's three price statistics revised

Neuchâtel, 05.02.2016 (FSO) – The consumer price index (CPI), the producer and import price index (PPI/IPI) as well as the construction price index (BAP) have been modernised. From 2016, these three statistics from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) will be calculated on a new basis (December 2015=100) using adapted methods. This revision has also enabled production processes to be improved and lessened the burden on respondents.

04.02.2016 09:15  - FSO, Mobility (0353-1601-10)
Stock of road motor vehicles 2015
Road motor vehicle stock nudging 6 million mark

Neuchâtel, 04.02.2016 (FSO) – In 2015, 427,000 motor vehicles were newly registered in Switzerland. This was almost as many as in the record year of 2012. In consequence the total vehicle stock also grew considerably, by 102,000 to 5.9 million vehicles (+1.8%). Three quarters of all motor vehicles are passenger cars. For agricultural vehicles, a clear trend towards increasingly heavy tractors can be seen. These findings are from the Federal Statistical Office's (FSO) newly published Road Motor Vehicle Statistics.

02.02.2016 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1601-00)
Retail trade turnover growth in December 2015
Swiss retail trade turnover remains negative

Neuchâtel, 02.02.2016 (FSO) – Real turnover in the retail sector adjusted for sales days and holidays fell by 1.6% in December 2015 compared with December 2014 (in nominal terms -3.0%). Real, seasonally adjusted turnover in the retail sector rose by 1.1% in December 2015 compared with November 2015 (in nominal terms +1.0%). This is shown by provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

26.01.2016 09:15  - FSO, Environment, Sustainable Development, Territory (0353-1600-70)
Omnibus Survey 2015: Environmental quality and behaviour
Population more careful with electricity consumption

Neuchâtel, 26.01.2016 (FSO) – In 2015, 92% of the population evaluated the quality of the environment in Switzerland as very or quite good. 42% said that they always paid attention to the electricity consumption of goods when buying electrical appliances. Four years earlier this figure was only 35%. At home, 24% of the population said they were disturbed by traffic noise and 19% by air pollution. These are the first results from a survey on the environment, conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) for the second time.

25.01.2016 09:15  - FSO, Crime and Criminal Justice (0353-1600-60)
Imprisonment and juvenile placement 2015
Further decline in numbers of young people in secured accomodation; status quo in adult imprisonment

Neuchâtel, 25.01.2016 (FSO) – On 2 September 2015, across Switzerland 433 juveniles were placed outside of their families after having committed an offence. The number of juveniles placed outside the home has halved since 2010. On the same day, 6884 adults were detained in detention centres in Switzerland. The occupancy rate of institutions under the penal agreement of Eastern Switzerland was 85%, that of Northwest and Central Switzerland 88%. In prisons under the penal agreement of Latin Switzerland, the occupancy rate was 108%. These are some of the findings from the reference day survey produced by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

19.01.2016 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1600-50)
Producer and Import Price Index in December and throughout 2015
Annual Average of Producer and Import Price Index fell by 5.4% in 2015

Neuchâtel, 19.01.2016 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index fell by 0.4% in December 2015 compared with the previous month. The index stands at 90.8 points (base December 2010 = 100). A decline of 5.5% was recorded in comparison with the same month in the previous year. The annual average price level fell by 5.4% compared with 2014. These are the findings of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

18.01.2016 09:15  - FSO, Occupational Pension Plans (0353-1600-40)
2014 Pension Fund Statistics: final results
Occupational pension plans count 4 million insured persons for the first time

Neuchâtel, 18.01.2016 (FSO) - The 4 million insured person mark was exceeded for the first time in 2014. 696,176 pensioners received pensions amounting to CHF 20.8 billion overall. 36,363 pensioners requested a total of CHF 6.1 billion as capital payment or partial capital payment upon retirement. These are some of the final results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

15.01.2016 09:15  - FSO, Tourism (0353-1600-30)
Statistics on tourist accommodation in November 2015
Number of overnight stays remained stable in November

Neuchâtel, 15.01.2016 (FSO) - The Swiss hotel industry registered 1.9 million overnight stays in November 2015, which corresponds to a stable result (+1700 overnight stays / +0.1%) compared with November 2014. Foreign visitors generated 998,000 overnight stays, i.e. an increase of 0.7% (+7300 overnight stays). Domestic visitors recorded 871,000 overnight stays, representing a decrease of 0.6% (-5600 overnight stays). These are provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

11.01.2016 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1600-20)
Retail trade turnover growth in November 2015
Decline in Swiss retail trade turnover

Neuchâtel, 11.01.2016 (FSO) - Real turnover in the retail sector adjusted for sales days and holidays fell by 2.1% in November 2015 compared with November 2014 (in nominal terms -3.9%). Real, seasonally adjusted turnover in the retail sector fell by 0.8% in November 2015 compared with October 2015 (in nominal terms -0.9%). This is shown by provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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