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.
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Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 9:00
Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 9:00
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Last modification 03.02.2021