Each quarter, the SECO estimates the GDP and its components. The main purpose of these estimations is to provide data that allow for an assessment of the cyclical development of the main macroeconomic aggregats in a timely adequate and credible manner.
Gross domestic product in 3rd quarter 2014
Switzerland's real gross domestic product (GDP) in the 3rd quarter 2014 rose by 0.6% compared with the previous quarter. The main contributors to the growth in GDP were consumption by private households and the public sector, as well as the balance of trade in goods. On the production side the manufacturing sector as well as healthcare and social security provided the strongest contributions to GDP growth. This resulted in a 1.9% rise in GDP compared with the 3rd quarter 2013.
real GDP - percentage change to previous quarter and levels: 2009:1-2014:3, volume index (2009=100), (at prices of the preceding year, chained values, reference year 2010, seasonally and calendar adjusted data)