Consumer Sentiment

SECO conducts a private household survey on a quarterly basis (in January, April, July and October). Its aim is to compile data on subjective assessments and expectations of consumers, for instance with respect to the general state of the economy, the consumers’ financial situation, the development of prices, job security and so forth. Overall, eleven questions are being asked. The first survey took place in October 1972 (fourth quarter).

Consumer sentiment: expectations regarding the Swiss economy deteriorating

Consumer sentiment has worsened slightly. Consumers have proved less optimistic about both general economic development and the labour market than in previous quarters.




1st quarter
Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 7:45

2nd quarter
Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 7:45

3rd quarter
Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 7:45

4th quarter
Thursday,5 November 2020, 7:45

Last modification 21.11.2019

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