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 2016 2017p Share in %
Total 341 610 348 193 100.0
Food and non-alcoholic beverages 31 141 31 722 9,1
Alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics 12 057 12 300 3,5
Clothing and footwear 11 749 11 982 3,4
Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels 85 155 86 108 24,7
Furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance 12 970 13 093 3,8
Health 55 913 57 217 16,4
Transport, Communication 39 012 39 331 11,3
Recreation and culture, Education 29 546 29 884 8,6
Restaurants and hotels 23 492 24 039 6,9
Miscellaneous goods and services 40 575 42 516 12,2
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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