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.

Swiss economy booming, global economic risks increasing

Economic forecasts by the Federal Government’s Expert Group – autumn 2018
The Expert Group is significantly raising its forecast for GDP growth in 2018 from 2.4% to 2.9%. The favourable international economic development is stimulating foreign trade, and companies are investing heavily. The forecast for GDP growth in 2019 remains unchanged at robust 2.0%. However, the negative risks significantly outweigh the positives and threaten the global outlook.


Further information



Release calendar 2018

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

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 07:45

Release calendar 2019   

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7:45

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 7:45

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7:45

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7:45

Last modification 22.10.2018

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