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 deteriorates slightly

Figures for January show that the sentiment remains gloomy among Swiss households. Their expectations have taken a particular downturn when compared to October. All sub-indices are still well below their long-term average.




Provisional publication schedule

2nd quarter
Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 9:00

3rd quarter
Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 9:00

4th quarter
Thursday, 4 November 2021, 9:00

Last modification 03.02.2021

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State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO

Economic Policy Directorate
Short Term Economic Analyses

Ronald Indergand
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