Current data

On 06.01.2020, the UID register contained 1,914,761 UID entities of which 1,158,254 were active.

UID entities in the UID register

Type of enterprise Active with CR registration Active without CR registration Inactive Total
Legal persons and associations of persons 465976 0 255662 721638
Associations 9909 43107 13563 66579
Foundations 17242 869 10881 28992
Sole enterprises 157336 277359 426745 861440
Medical professions 568 22540 0 23108
Lawyers and solicitors 174 12343 0 12517
Agricultural sector 2291 94773 13850 110914
Simple partnerships 0
17169 26562 43731
Public sector 0
16047 3064 19111
Other types of enterprise 2650 17901 6180 26731
Total 656146 502108 756507 1914761
"Other types of enterprise, active with CR registration" concern enterprises from the Principality of Liechtenstein with entry in the Commercial Register of the Principality.

Legal forms allocated to different types of enterprises

In the UID system, various legal forms have been grouped together into different types of enterprise (e.g. medical professions). For enterprises registered in a register of economic activities, the legal form is always sole enterprise.

General partnership
Limited partnership
Partnership limited by shares
Company limited by shares
Limited liability company
Cooperative company
Foreign subsidiary registered in the commercial register
Specific legal forms
Limited partnership for collective investment
Investment company with variable capital
Investment company with fixed capital
Non-commercial power of attorney
Ownership in undivided shares
Swiss subsidiary registered in the commercial register
Associations that are registered with at least one of the following administrative units: commercial register, VAT register, AHV/AVS compensation fund registers or cantonal tax registers.
Foundations that are registered with at least one of the following administrative units: commercial register, VAT register, AHV/AVS compensation fund registers or cantonal tax registers.
Sole enterprises that are not registered in the academic medical professions, in a cantonal lawyers' or solicitors register or in a cantonal agricultural register.
Sole enterprises with registration in the medical professions register.
Sole enterprises with a registration in a cantonal lawyers' or solicitors' register. Under lawyer or solicitor, the following types of enterprise are found: "Lawyer/lawyer", "solicitor" or "lawyer/lawyer and solicitor".
These are considered a sole enterprise or simple partnership when registered in a cantonal agricultural register.
Simple partnership
Federal public enterprise

Cantonal public enterprise

District public enterprise
Communal public enterprise
Corporate public enterprise
Administration of the Confederation
Cantonal administration
District administration
Communal administratio
Public law corporation
Customs
Foreign subsidiary not registered in the commercial register
Foreign enterprise

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Enterprise Identification Number (UID)
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland
Tel.
+41 800 20 20 10

From Monday to Friday
08.30–11.30 and 14.00–16.00

uid@bfs.admin.ch

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