Input-Output Tables

Input-output tables (IOT) provide a detailed description of an economy's circular flow of goods and services and are therefore an important tool in empirical economic research and for structural analyses. After the Swiss IOTs for the years 2001, 2005 and 2008, an initial estimate for 2011 is now available.

Following the revision of the National Accounts (NA) in 2014, which introduced the ESA 2010 (European System of National Accounts), the previously created input-output tables (IOT) were no longer compatible with the results from the revised NA. For this reason, the FSO decided to compile a new IOT version for the base year 2011 that is entirely compatible with the results from the revised NA.

This means that the IOT 2011 is the only Swiss IOT to date (April 2015) that has been created in line with the new ESA 2010. For the time being, it stands alone as it cannot be compared with previously compiled IOTs. These are the main differences to IOTs from the previous reference years:

Criterion earlier IOTs IOT 2011
Reference year 2001 / 2005 / 2008 2011
Reference Framework ESA 1995 ESA 2010
General Classification of Economic Activities NOGA 2002 NOGA 2008
Input data before revision Revision 2014
Basic Statistics FTE    Business Census(BC) STATENT

Due to the particular situation of data in Switzerland, and to the methodology used, the IOTs are somewhat experimental, as were the previous versions. This is because some of the data necessary for the creation of an IOT are not available in Switzerland and therefore have to be estimated.

Further information




Federal Statistical Office Section National Accounts
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