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: confidence despite price increases

Swiss households remain very optimistic about the future of the economy. According to the October survey, the consumer sentiment index is very high despite the burden of rising consumer prices on household budgets.




Provisional publication schedule

1st quarter
Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 9:00

2nd quarter
Monday, 2 May 2022, 9:00

3rd quarter
Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 9:00

4th quarter
Tuesday, 1 November 2022, 9:00

Last modification 11.11.2021

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State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO

Economic Policy Directorate
Short Term Economic Analyses

Ronald Indergand
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