Press release

Statistical Yearbook of Switzerland and Statistical Data on Switzerland 2020 New edition of standard reference book on Swiss statistics has been published

The latest version of this document is also available. Please see the following link:
New yearbook: Federal statistics experts present a portrait of Switzerland

30.03.2020 - The 2020 edition of the Statistical Yearbook of Switzerland which marks its 127th anniversary presents current and relevant information from all topics covered by official statistics. In addition to French and German texts with a number of graphics and maps, methodological explanations and a large selection of data with tables, the infographics give an overview of the main points and provide a visual introduction to each chapter.

The Statistical Yearbook of Switzerland 2020, the statistical chronicle of our country, provides a summary of relevant facts on our society, economy, territory and environment. For more than 125 years, it has described the ever-changing face of Switzerland, illustrating the development of our federal state in figures and in the scope of the covered topics.

With this continuity and format, the Yearbook contrasts - and supplements - the FSO’s extensive statistical online information such as the websites offered by Swiss official statistics, social media channels or the open data platform.

A special website ( provides an overview of the yearbook and shows a selection of interesting content from previous yearbooks.

New in the 2020 edition

Information from the “Survey on diversity and coexistence in Switzerland” (chapter 1), on the topics of organic farming (chapter 7), transport costs (chapter 11) and on the 2019 federal elections (chapter 17) has been newly included or featured in more detail this year in the 2020 edition. The topic of the 2019 National Council elections is also covered with a traditional map supplement, improved on previous years, providing a simple, visual overview of the results.

Statistical Data available in five languages

Like the yearbook, the “Statistical Data” is also divided into the topics of official statistics. Short texts, simple tables and numerous graphics invite the reader to browse through and discover 52 colourful pages of key statistical information. Available online and free of charge, it is published in full in five languages: in addition to German, French and Italian it is also available in English and Rhaeto-Romance.

The 2020 edition is available once again as an interactive, digital publication in the FSO app “SwissStats” and in a web viewer especially intended for use with mobile devices:

All yearbooks from 1981-2015 available in the FSO’s publication catalogue

Complete editions of all yearbooks up to and including 2015 are available online in pdf format for research and consultation in the online publication catalogue on the Swiss Statistics website in the “digital library” (French and German). Yearbooks for many other years can also be ordered in print format.

You will find further information in the following PDF file.


Download press release

New edition of standard reference book on Swiss statistics has been published
(PDF, 2 pages, 228 kB)

Other languages

Associated documents

Statistical Yearbook and Statistical Data on Switzerland 2020



Our English pages offer only a limited range of information on our statistical production. For our full range please consult our pages in French and German (top right hand screen).