Consumer Confidence Survey

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).

Households’ financial situation continues to dampen consumer sentiment

Consumer sentiment in Switzerland remains slightly below average. Low expectations regarding consumers’ own budgets are clouding the outlook. However, respondents are cautiously optimistic about the future general economic situation. The labour market has still been assessed positively but prospects have deteriorated somewhat.


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Release calendar 2019

Consumer Confidence Survey
Monday, November 4, 2019, 7:45


Last modification 02.08.2019

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