Monitoring the 2030 Agenda

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Monitoring the Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The monitoring of 2030 Agenda in Switzerland reveals that thirty-nine indicators show a development in line with expectations, fourteen show a reverse trend while twelve do not show any marked change.

Material flow accounts

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Material flow accounts: complete balance 2016 and first estimates 2017

In 2016, the Swiss economy extracted 7.3 tonnes of materials per capita and year and imported an extra 6.4 tonnes per capita. Overall, material flows entering Switzerland were greater than the material flows leaving Switzerland.

Investment in the construction sector

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Investment in the construction sector in Switzerland in 2017

Construction expenditure in 2017 increased in comparison with the previous year by 0.8% in nominal terms. Compared with the previous year, investment in building engineering projects increased by 2.1%, while investment in civil engineering projects fell by 5.2%.

Confederation R&D expenditure and personnel

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Confederation R&D expenditure and personnel in 2017

In 2017, the Confederation spent CHF 2.2 billion on research and experimental development (R&D). This represents a 7% increase compared with 2015, the year of the previous survey. This is a record amount.

Graph of the Week: Graduates of universities and institutes of technology

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Graph of the Week: Graduates of universities and institutes of technology

In 1999 the Bologna process was introduced in the European higher education area. The key element is the three level bachelor, master and doctorate study system; the licentiate degree has been gradually phased out. Our graph of the week shows this development.

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Director General

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Dr MBA Georges-Simon Ulrich, Director General

“Official statistics are an objective point of reference to guide the actions of a democratic State”

In focus

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Tourism balance of payments

For the second consecutive year, the tourism balance of payments was negative in 2017.

Population census system

Population census system

From a comprehensive census conducted every 10 years, the federal population census became an annual event in 2010. An evaluation of this new census system has been carried out.

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Vital statistics

The year 2017 was marked by an increase of 2000 deaths. There were also more registered partnerships and paternity acknowledgements.

Statistical Data on Switzerland 2018

Statistical Data on Switzerland 2018

Did you know that there are around 46 000 known species of flora, fauna and fungi in Switzerland? Find out more and discover other fascinating facts in the new Statistical Data on Switzerland 2018.

Data Innovation Strategy

Data Innovation Strategy

The FSO has adopted a new data innovation strategy. This constitutes the first response by official statistics to the challenges posed by the digital revolution.

Multi-Annual Programme

Multi-Annual Programme

The multi-annual programme for statistics is a management and planning foundation for the long-term strategy of federal statistics.

Surveys

Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS)

The main purpose of the SLFS is to provide information on the structure of the labour force and employment behaviour patterns.

Swiss Earnings Structure Survey

The Swiss Earnings Structure Survey (ESS) is a written survey, carried out every two years in enterprises in Switzerland.

Remark

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