Economic forecasts

The Federal Government's Expert Group publishes its forecasts for Switzerland's economic development on a quarterly basis. The economic forecasts form part of the quarterly publication «Konjunkturtendenzen» (available in German and French).

Economic recovery gains momentum

Economic forecasts by the Federal Government’s Expert Group – Winter 2017/2018
The Federal Government’s Expert Group expects the Swiss economy to make a speedy recovery over the next few quarters. While only moderate GDP growth of 1.0% is anticipated in 2017 due to a weak first half of the year, the forecast for GDP growth in 2018 is strong at 2.3% in the course of the global economic upturn. A solid 1.9% growth is predicted for 2019. Both foreign trade and the domestic economy are contributory factors in this regard. Employment is likely to increase noticeably, with unemployment set to drop again.


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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,  March 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 07:45

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 18.12.2017

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