Charting Switzerland – Charting Economy

Pages

58 pages

Published

July 2021

Update frequency

Quarterly

Format

PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

Key Questions


Begin With Questions, Not Information

Part of the country’s economic profile, the economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters to Switzerland’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of Switzerland’s economy?
  • What is the size of Switzerland’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Switzerland? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does Switzerland’s economy rely on external trade?
  • Where are the key economic regions in Switzerland?
  • Economic Freedom Index: How free is Switzerland’s economy?

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Switzerland’s competitiveness at the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • How competitive is Switzerland?
  • How are Switzerland’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • How has labor productivity in Switzerland changed over the years, and in relation to comparable countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Switzerland?
  • How good is Switzerland in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Switzerland’s economic development, average income, and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Switzerland?
  • How has the unemployment rate in Switzerland changed over recent years?
  • How is income distributed in Switzerland, and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in Switzerland?
  • How has the quality of life changed over the years?
  • How many SDG has Switzerland achieved to date?

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Switzerland’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Switzerland’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the Switzerland’s economy in the last year?
  • What were the source of growth for Switzerland’s economy in the last 5 quarters?
  • What is the growth outlook for Switzerland’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?
  • How has the growth outlook for Switzerland changed over the past few months?

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Switzerland’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Switzerland and how does it compare with others?
  • How healthy is the Switzerland’s banking sector?
  • What is the fiscal risk in Switzerland? What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for Switzerland?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the CHF performed compared to other currencies?

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Detailed rankings and scores for Switzerland and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency

 

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