Economic forecasts

The Federal Government's Expert Group publishes on a quarterly basis its forecasts for Switzerland's economic development based on assumptions about the international economy and on monetary developments. The release dates are listed below in the «Agenda» tab.

A comprehensive assessment of the economic situation in Switzerland and abroad as well as information on the economic forecast of the expert group can be found in SECO's quarterly publication «Konjunkturtendenzen» (available in German and French). Selected forecast results for the gross domestic product, the labor market and the consumer price index are summarized in the table below.

Economy continues dynamic recovery

Economic forecasts by the Federal Government’s Expert Group – spring 2018
The Federal Government’s Expert Group expects the economy to continue its dynamic recovery and anticipates strong GDP growth of 2.4% in 2018. The buoyant international economy is supporting foreign trade, while a favourable investment climate is stimulating domestic demand. Amid a gradual slowdown in the global economy, GDP growth is expected to moderate to a solid 2.0% in 2019. The promising upturn is to be accompanied by a further noticeable brightening on the labour market and a moderate rise in inflation.


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Release calendar 2018

The release schedule for the 2018 publications of the Federal Government's Expert Group on Economic Forecasts is the following:

Forecasts, June 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 07:45

Forecasts, September 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 07:45

Forecasts, December 2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 07:45

Last modification 19.03.2018

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