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).

Consumer sentiment remains slightly above average

Consumer sentiment in Switzerland remains slightly above average. The still positive outlook for general economic development and unemployment continues to be clouded by below-average expectations of consumers’ own budget. A reason is likely to be inflation, which is perceived more strongly and is subduing households’ purchasing power.


Further information


Release calendar 2019

Consumer Confidence Survey
Friday, February 1, 2019, 7:45

Consumer Confidence Survey
Friday, May 3, 2019, 7:45

Consumer Confidence Survey
Monday, August 5, 2019, 7:45

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


Last modification 31.10.2018

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