Research and development in private enterprises

Research and development

Research and development in private enterprises 2015

In 2015, almost 57,000 people worked within enterprises to carry out research activities. At international level, Switzerland is among those countries where enterprises are the most active in R&D.

Producer and Import Price Index

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Producer and Import Price Index in November 2016

The Producer and Import Price Index rose in November 2016 by 0.1% compared with the previous month, reaching 99.9 points. The slight rise is due in particular to higher prices for scrap and petroleum products.

Forestry in Switzerland

Forestry in Switzerland: Pocket Statistics 2016

Forestry in Switzerland: Pocket Statistics 2016

The Swiss Forestry Statistics survey all forest enterprises in Switzerland on an annual basis. The most important data are the timber harvest (by assortment and timber species), plantations and financial data from enterprises.

Retail trade turnover

Retail trade turnover in November 2016

Retail trade turnover in November 2016

Turnover in the retail sector rose by 0.2% in nominal terms in November 2016 compared with the previous year. This is the first increase since December 2014. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover rose by 0.4% compared with the previous month.

Graph of the Week: Deaths

Graph of the Week: Deaths

Continuous registration of deaths

Each death in Switzerland must be registered at the regional civil registry office. These "observed" numbers are compared with the "expected" numbers. For each expected value, a range is calculated within which fluctuations are considered to be random.

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Director General

Dr. Georges-Simon Ulrich, Direktor des BFS

Dr MBA Georges-Simon Ulrich

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In focus

Tourismusstatistik

Swiss tourism statistics 2015

The aim of this publication is to present in detail the results of the FSO’s tourism statistics and to provide a summarised overview of the tourism sector.

Popular vote 27.11.2016

Popular vote 27.11.2016

Voting Sunday: cantonal and district results throughout the afternoon, full regional vote results (tables and maps) at 6.30 pm.

Monitoring of the legislature plan

Monitoring of the legislature plan

The purpose of the legislature indicators is to observe the objectives defined by the Federal Council and Parliament in the 2015-2019 Legislature Plan.

Surveys

Structural survey

The structural survey is a component of the Population Census and complements information obtained from registers with additional statistics on the structure of the population. In this survey, part of the population fill in a written questionnaire.

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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