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 and 2011, an initial estimate for 2014 is now available.
The 2014 IOT is consistent with the National Accounts (NA) sequence of accounts, as well as 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 2014 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.