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In focus

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16.11.2023 – Detailed Swiss Library Statistics figures for the year 2022 with the results of the new thematic module on library personnel

(in French, German or Italian)

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Cultural economy

10.10.2023 - The latest figures on cultural enterprises in 2021, with the value added of the cultural sector and the trends compared with previous years

(mainly in French or German)

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Film and Cinema

06.10.2023 - The new results of the statistics on video on demand (VoD) in Switzerland for 2022, with trends compared with previous years

Every month: weekly data on cinemas including current year, updated in an interactive chart

(mainly in French or German, VoD also in English)


At a glance

Key figures
Evolution of cinema admissions (2021–2022)
Evolution of film views on SVoD (2021-2022)
Number of libraries accessible to public (2022) 1'480
Number of museums (2021) 1'081
Number of protected historic monuments (2016) 75'084
Proportion of the population who has been to a concert (2019)
Public cultural financing (2020)
CHF 2.97 billion
Expenditures of private households for culture incl. media (2020) CHF 14.1 billion
Number of cultural enterprises (2021)
Number of cultural workers (2022)
Source: FSO

Further information



Statistical sources and concepts

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