Investment, consumption expenditure

Consumption expenditure of private households

The consumption expenditure of private households is organised according to the functions from the UN's COICOP classification (Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose), making international comparisons possible.

Households final national consumption expenditure, in millions of Swiss francs, at current prices
Consumption by purpose 2015 2016p Share in %
Total 337 414 341 884 100.0
Food and non-alcoholic beverages 30 710 31 141 9.1
Alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics 12 230 12 055 3.5
Clothing and footwear 11 376 11 749 3.4
Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels 83 236 85 150 24.9
Furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance 13 144 12 970 3.8
Health 53 551 56 162 16.4
Transport, Communication 39 390 38 981 11.4
Recreation and culture, Education 30 408 29 546 8.6
Restaurants and hotels 23 138 23 492 6.9
Miscellaneous goods and services 40 230 40 639 11.9
p: provisional Source : Swiss Federal Statistical Office, National Accounts

Gross fixed capital formation

Gross fixed capital formation is measured by the value of a producer's acquisitions less disposals of fixed assets, i.e. assets which are likely to be employed over several years in production. Such assets include:

  • equipment,
  • construction and civil engineering,
  • computer programs and databases,
  • research and development.  

These categories have in common their contribution to future production. They are an important determining factor in competitiveness, future economic growth and therefore, in the long term, in the creation of material prosperity.

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