GDP quarterly estimates

Each quarter, the SECO estimates the GDP and its components. The main purpose of these estimations is to provide data that allow for an assessment of the cyclical development of the main macroeconomic aggregats in a timely adequate and credible manner.

Gross domestic product in the 1st quarter of 2018

Switzerland’s real gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.6% in the 1st quarter of 2018. Although growth lost some momentum in comparison to the second half of 2017, it was nevertheless broad-based across the various business sectors. The secondary sector expanded modestly, while growth in several service sectors accelerated, including in trade and business-related services. The entertainment industry recorded strong growth thanks to major international sporting events. On the expenditure side of GDP, growth was underpinned by consumption and investment in equipment, accompanied by a considerable increase in imports and a slightly negative growth contribution of foreign trade.

Real Gross Domestic Product


Seasonally and calendar adjusted volumes, growth rates not annualized.

Further information 


Release calendar 2018

Q2 2018 published on
Thursday, September 6, 2018, 07:45

Q3 2018 published ion
Thursday, November 29, 2018, 07:45

Last modification 31.05.2018

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