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).

Strong upswing in consumer sentiment over pre-crisis levels

According to the July survey, the general consumer sentiment of Swiss households has improved once again, with more people now expecting a general upswing in the economy and a fall in unemployment.




Provisional publication schedule

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

Last modification 02.08.2021

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State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO

Economic Policy Directorate
Short Term Economic Analyses

Ronald Indergand
Holzikofenweg 36
CH-3003 Bern



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