Expenditure and debt

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In 2016, the debt ratio of the public authorities fell below the 30% mark once again. The Confederation’s debts decreased from CHF 98.2 bn to CHF 92.7 bn. The decrease in debt mainly seen in debt securities was primarily due to the repayment of federal loans. This resulted in an overall reduction by one percentage point of the Confederation debt rate, which fell to 14.0% of the GDP. Despite a positive fiscal balance, the debt rate of the cantons in 2016 remained stable at 8.4%.

Public administration debt (1)
GFS model 2014 2015 2016 2017
Public administration in CHF million 2 198 919 196 381 191 504 197 315
Confederation 102 537 98 236 92 693 97 134
Cantons 54 076 54 881 55 751 56 417
Communes 43 304 44 513 44 378 45 186
Social insurances 3 713 2 640 2 556 2 210
Per capita, in CHF 24 147 23 583 22 745 23 257
As % of gross domestic product (GDP) 30.6 30 29 29.5
1) Consolidated accounts of the Confederation, of the cantons and regions, of the communes and social security administrations, Maastricht debt, at nominal value as defined in HAM2
2) Total, after removal of double counting between public administrations.
Source : Federal Finance Administration (FFA)
Last update: September 2018

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