MONET 2030: Per capita gross domestic product


SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Swiss target 8.1: The economy is growing sustainably through increased labour productivity, greater resilience and the growth of resource productivity.

Significance of the indicator
The indicator shows the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. This reflects the total value of the economic activities that a country performs in a calendar year. The GDP is thus an indicator for the performance of the economy. In line with sustainable development, growth of this performance is desirable from an economic perspective. An increase in the GDP per capita is pursued.

Help for interpretation
The GDP per capita is generally used as an indicator of a country's standard of living. No conclusions may be drawn on the distribution of income and wealth, life quality and effects of the economic activities on the environment.

International comparability
This indicator can be compared at international level.


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Methodology

The indicator shows the gross domestic product (GDP) per person at current prices. The data come from the Federal Statistical Office’s National Accounts and are calculated according to the European System of National Accounts (ESNA 2010).
The annual mean values of the permanent resident population come from the Statistics on the Annual Population Status (ESPOP: 1990 - 2009, plus the estimated components of persons in the asylum process who have been living in Switzerland for at least one year) as well as the Population and Household Statistics (STATPOP from 2010 onward).
 

Targets

Swiss target 8.1: The economy is growing sustainably through increased labour productivity, greater resilience and the growth of resource productivity.

International target 8.1: Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent gross domestic product growth per annum in the least developed countries.
 

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Environment, Sustainable Development, Territory
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland

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