Input-output tables (IOT) provide a detailed description of an economy's circular flow of goods and services and therefore constitute an important tool in empirical economic research and structural analyses. After the SWISS IOTs for the years 2001, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014, a revised estimate for 2017 is now available.
The published SUT / IOT 2017 is now compatible with the revision of the national accounts in August 2022 and is consistent with the underlying frameworks, particularly the 2010 version of the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010). One worth mentioning divergence relates to the treatment of non-monetary gold (NMG), which has been explicitly excluded from the 2017 IOT.
Given the particular state of data sources in Switzerland, the available IOT – as well as its previous years’ versions – bears an experimental character. This stems from the fact that, in Switzerland, some of the compulsory data sources for an IOT’s production are missing and therefore have to be estimated.