Index of weekly economic activity

The index of weekly economic activity (WEA) provides immediate information about the growth of the Swiss economy. It does not replace the GDP calculations, but it shows a high correlation with the growth of real GDP in Switzerland and supplements the existing data. The calculation covers the period from 2005 and is based on daily and weekly indicators.

Weekly economic activity


Reading example

  • For calendar week 37 2022, the WEA index stood at 1,6. This means that in this week, the weekly economic activity was 1.6% higher than in the same week of the previous year.
  • The WEA index averaged 1.9 in Q2 2022, which implies a 1.9% year-on-year growth in real, seasonally, calendar and sport event adjusted GDP.  

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Last modification 07.02.2023

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State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO

Economic Policy Directorate
Short Term Economic Analyses

Felicitas Kemeny
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