Business Demography 2013-2017 In 2017, 7.1% of enterprises active in Switzerland were new businesses
One in two new businesses is still active after five years
28.11.2019 - In 2017, 555 626 enterprises were engaged in a commercial economic activity in Switzerland. Of these, 39 303 (7.1% of the total) were started from scratch during that year. New businesses have to fight for their survival. Although four out of five enterprises created in 2016 were still active after one year, the survival rate of new businesses from 2013 fell to 54.6% after four years. These are the latest results from the Federal Statistical Office’s (FSO) statistics on business demography (UDEMO).
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