Retail trade turnover

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Retail trade turnover in December 2022

Turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays fell in the retail sector by 0.2% in nominal terms in December 2022 compared with the previous year. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover fell by 1.7% compared with the previous month.

Road vehicles

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Road vehicles in 2022: new registrations and stock

With a total of 322 387 newly registered motor vehicles, in Switzerland the automotive year 2022 fell 7.8% behind 2021 in terms of new registrations. When compared with the pre-Covid year 2019, the decline was 21.2%. The war in Ukraine, which exacerbated pandemic-related bottlenecks in the supply chain, also contributed to this decline.

Religions in 2021

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Structural Survey of the Federal Population Census 2021

In 2021, people without a religious affiliation represented 32% of the population aged 15 and over, up from 20% in 2010. Since 2016, this has been the second largest group after the Roman Catholic group (33%).

City Statistics

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City Statistics: Quality of life in cities 2023

The quality of life indicators for the nine largest cities in Switzerland and their agglomerations have been updated and are now available in interactive format. Select the years and, depending on the indicator, the desired categories such as gender and compare the project partner cities.

Peer Review 2023

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Principle 9 of the Code of Practice: Non-excessive Burden on Respondents

The response burden is proportionate to the needs of the users and is not excessive for respondents. The statistical authorities monitor the response burden and set targets for its reduction over time.

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Focus on Prices, inflation

Inflation rates have been rising around the world since spring 2022. Click here for recent data on prices.

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30 years of the Federal Statistics Act

2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the creation and adoption of the Federal Statistics Act (FStatA) in Switzerland.

In focus

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Experimental statistics

Experimental statistics are produced using new methods and/or new data sources.

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Open Government Data

The FSO’s Open Government Data unit is responsible for implementing the Swiss OGD strategy in close cooperation with the Department of Home Affairs.

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Structural survey 2022

The structural survey of the population census is currently underway. The questionnaire can be answered online or in paper form. A free hotline is available for enquiries.

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Project Rosling

The Project Rosling follows on from the Road to Bern project. Its two aims are to expand the data and statistics dialogue and to deepen knowledge.

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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 2019–2023 Legislature Plan.

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Peer Review 2023

In March 2023, experts from other European statistical offices will review the quality of the FSO and the Swiss statistics system, in particular the implementation of the 16 principles of the Code of Practice.

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The Confederation's annual statistical programme

The Confederation’s annual statistical programme shows how the mandate of federal statistics to produce and communicate user-friendly information on important areas of life in society is implemented.

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Artificial Intelligence

At its meeting on 25.08.2021, the Federal Council decided to develop a “Competence Network for Artificial Intelligence” (CNW AI). The corresponding unit for this will be attached to the FSO.

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