Current data

On 26.02.2019, the UID register contained 1,838,537 UID entities of which 1,160,845 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 455457 0 241830 697287
Associations 9569 41047 12173 62789
Foundations 17155 790 10578 28523
Sole enterprises 158237 268673 330766 757676
Medical professions 609 38798 0 39407
Lawyers and solicitors 146 11949 0 12095
Agricultural sector 1292 108877 56376 166545
Simple partnerships 0
16403 19094 35497
Public sector 0
16547 2640 191187
Other types of enterprise 2573 12723 4235 19531
Total 645038 515807 677692 1838537
"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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