Selected indicators for Switzerland

Population

Population, Million persons, 1993-2013
Population, Annual growth rate (%), 2013

8.1 million

Growth rate: 1.8%

Income inequality

Income inequality, 0 = complete equality; 1 = complete inequality, latest available year

Education

Mathematics performance (PISA), Mean score, 2015
Reading performance (PISA), Mean score, 2015
Science performance (PISA), Mean score, 2015

CO2 emissions

Air and GHG emissions, Carbon dioxide (CO2), latest available year

4.5 tonnes per capita

GDP

Gross domestic product (GDP), US dollars/capita, 2017
Real GDP forecast, Annual growth rate (%), 2019

64 835 US$ per capita

Projected growth rate: 1.9%

Debt

Household debt, % of net disposable income, 2016
General government debt, % of GDP, 2016

Household debt:
212.8 % of disposable income

Government debt:
42.5 % of GDP

Tax

Tax on personal income, % of GDP, 2016

Tax on personal income:
8.7 % of GDP

Unemployment

Unemployment rate, % of labour force, 1997-2017

4.8 % of labour force

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Country profile of Switzerland

AgricultureLatestTrendRanking
Agricultural landIndicator 1 096 Permanent pasture
Hectares
2015
Switzerland
Hectares
Permanent pasture
Hectares
1996-2015
Switzerland (red)
Permanent pasture
Hectares
2016
Agricultural supportIndicator 58.2 Producer support (PSE)
% of gross farm receipts
2016
Switzerland
% of gross farm receipts
Producer support (PSE)
% of gross farm receipts
1997-2016
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Crop productionIndicator 6.33 Wheat
Tonnes/hectare
2026
Switzerland
Tonnes/hectare
Wheat
Tonnes/hectare
2007-2026
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Fish landingsIndicator
Nutrient balanceIndicator 60.0 Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
2015
Switzerland
Kilograms/hectare
Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
1996-2015
Switzerland (red)
Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
2015
Switzerland (red)

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DevelopmentLatestTrendRanking
Distribution of net ODAIndicator 573.7 Least developed countries
Million US dollars
2016
Switzerland
Million US dollars
Least developed countries
Million US dollars
1997-2016
Switzerland (red), DAC Countries (black)
Least developed countries
Million US dollars
2016
Switzerland (red), DAC Countries (black)
Grants by private agencies and NGOsIndicator 551.3 Total
Million US dollars
2016
Switzerland
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
1996-2016
Switzerland (red), DAC Countries (black)
Net ODAIndicator 0.5 Total
% of gross national income
2017
Switzerland
% of gross national income
Total
% of gross national income
1998-2017
Switzerland (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
% of gross national income
2017
Switzerland (red), DAC Countries (black)
Private flowsIndicator -1 059.9 Total
Million US dollars
2016
Switzerland
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
1997-2016
Switzerland (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
Million US dollars
2015
Switzerland (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total official and private flowsIndicator 3 292.9 Total
Million US dollars
2016
Switzerland
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
1997-2016
Switzerland (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
Million US dollars
2016
Switzerland (red), DAC Countries (black)

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EconomyLatestTrendRanking
Composite leading indicator (CLI)Indicator 100.03 Amplitude adjusted
Long-term average = 100
Aug-2018
Switzerland
Long-term average = 100
Household disposable incomeIndicator 3.3 Net
Annual growth rate (%)
2016
Switzerland
Annual growth rate (%)
Net
Annual growth rate (%)
1997-2016
Switzerland (red)
Net
Annual growth rate (%)
2016
Switzerland (red)
Labour compensation per hour workedIndicator -0.3 Total
Annual growth rate (%)
2016
Switzerland
Annual growth rate (%)
Total
Annual growth rate (%)
1997-2016
Switzerland (red)
Total
Annual growth rate (%)
2017
Net national incomeIndicator 51 248 Total
US dollars/capita
2016
Switzerland
US dollars/capita
Total
US dollars/capita
1997-2016
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
US dollars/capita
2016
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Trade in goods and servicesIndicator 65.0 Exports
% of GDP
2017
Switzerland
% of GDP
Exports
% of GDP
1998-2017
Switzerland (red)
Exports
% of GDP
2017
Switzerland (red)

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EducationLatestTrendRanking
Education spendingIndicator 24 848 Tertiary
US dollars/student
2012
Switzerland
US dollars/student
Tertiary
US dollars/student
2012
Switzerland (red)
Tertiary
US dollars/student
2016
Switzerland (red)
Mathematics performance (PISA)Indicator 527 Boys
Mean score
2015
Switzerland
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2003-2015
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Boys
Mean score
2015
Switzerland (red)
Reading performance (PISA)Indicator 480 Boys
Mean score
2015
Switzerland
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2000-2015
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Boys
Mean score
2015
Switzerland (red)
Science performance (PISA)Indicator 508 Boys
Mean score
2015
Switzerland
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2006-2015
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Boys
Mean score
2015
Switzerland (red)
Youth not in employment, education or training (NEET)Indicator 6.0 15-19 year-old men
% in same age group
2017
Switzerland
% in same age group
15-19 year-old men
% in same age group
1997-2017
Switzerland (red), OECD - Average (black)
15-19 year-old men
% in same age group
2017
Switzerland (red), OECD - Average (black)

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EnergyLatestTrendRanking
Crude oil productionIndicator 0.0 Total
Thousand toe
2016
Switzerland
Thousand toe
Total
Thousand toe
1997-2016
Switzerland (red)
Total
Thousand toe
2016
Switzerland (red)
Infrastructure investmentIndicator 3 647 291 289.00 Road
Euro
2014
Switzerland
Euro
Road
Euro
1995-2014
Switzerland (red)
Road
Euro
2016
Passenger transportIndicator 101 276.0 Road
Million passenger-kilometres
2016
Switzerland
Million passenger-kilometres
Road
Million passenger-kilometres
1997-2016
Switzerland (red)
Road
Million passenger-kilometres
2016
Switzerland (red)
Primary energy supplyIndicator 0.05 Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2016
Switzerland
Toe/1 000 US dollars
Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
1997-2016
Switzerland (red)
Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2016
Switzerland (red)
Road accidentsIndicator 26 Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
2016
Switzerland
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
1997-2016
Switzerland (red)
Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
2016
Switzerland (red)

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EnvironmentLatestTrendRanking
Air and GHG emissionsIndicator 4.5 Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2015
Switzerland
Tonnes/capita
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
1996-2015
Switzerland (red)
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2015
Switzerland (red)
Municipal wasteIndicator 720.8 Total
Kilograms/capita
2016
Switzerland
Kilograms/capita
Total
Kilograms/capita
1997-2016
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Kilograms/capita
2016
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Water withdrawalsIndicator 2 004.8 Total
Million m3
2012
Switzerland
Million m3
Total
Million m3
1992-2012
Switzerland (red)
Total
Million m3
2012
Switzerland (red)

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FinanceLatestTrendRanking
Broad money (M3)Indicator 109.31 Total
2015=100
Aug-2018
Switzerland
2015=100
Total
2015=100
Jan-2017-Aug-2018
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
2015=100
Aug-2018
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Long-term interest ratesIndicator 0.1 Total
% per annum
Sep-2018
Switzerland
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Feb-2017-Sep-2018
Switzerland (red)
Total
% per annum
Aug-2018
Switzerland (red)
Net pension replacement ratesIndicator 44.9 Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2016
Switzerland
% of pre-retirement earnings
Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2014-2016
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2016
Switzerland (red)
Net pension wealthIndicator 9.1 Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2016
Switzerland
Multiple of annual gross earnings
Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2014-2016
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2016
Switzerland (red)
Short-term interest ratesIndicator -0.7 Total
% per annum
Sep-2018
Switzerland
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Feb-2017-Sep-2018
Switzerland (red), Euro area (19 countries) (black)
Total
% per annum
Sep-2018
Switzerland (red), Euro area (19 countries) (black)

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GovernmentLatestTrendRanking
General government spendingIndicator 34.3 Total
% of GDP
2016
Switzerland
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1997-2016
Switzerland (red)
Total
% of GDP
2016
Switzerland (red)
Government reservesIndicator 350 052.0 Total
SDR millions
Q4-2014
Switzerland
SDR millions
Total
SDR millions
Q1-2010-Q4-2014
Switzerland (red)
Total
SDR millions
Q4-2014
Switzerland (red)
Tax on corporate profitsIndicator 3.0 Total
% of GDP
2016
Switzerland
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1997-2016
Switzerland (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of GDP
2016
Switzerland (red)
Tax revenueIndicator 27.8 Total
% of GDP
2016
Switzerland
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1997-2016
Switzerland (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of GDP
2016
Switzerland (red), OECD - Average (black)
Tax wedgeIndicator 21.8 Total
% of labour cost
2017
Switzerland
% of labour cost
Total
% of labour cost
2000-2017
Switzerland (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of labour cost
2017
Switzerland (red), OECD - Average (black)

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HealthLatestTrendRanking
Health spendingIndicator 8 009 Total
US dollars/capita
2017
Switzerland
US dollars/capita
Total
US dollars/capita
1998-2017
Switzerland (red)
Total
US dollars/capita
2017
Switzerland (red)
Hospital bedsIndicator 4.6 Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2016
Switzerland
Per 1 000 inhabitants
Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
1998-2016
Switzerland (red)
Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2016
Switzerland (red)
Length of hospital stayIndicator 5.60 Acute care
Days
2016
Switzerland
Days
Acute care
Days
1997-2016
Switzerland (red)
Acute care
Days
2016
Switzerland (red)
Life expectancy at birthIndicator 81.7 Men
Years
2016
Switzerland
Years
Men
Years
1997-2016
Switzerland (red)
Men
Years
2016
Switzerland (red)
Overweight or obese populationIndicator

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Innovation and TechnologyLatestTrendRanking
Gross domestic spending on R&DIndicator 3.4 Total
% of GDP
2015
Switzerland
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1995-2015
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of GDP
2016
OECD - Total (black)
ICT value addedIndicator 7.4 Total
% of value added
2011
Switzerland
% of value added
Total
% of value added
2011
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Internet accessIndicator 93.1 Total
% of all households
2017
Switzerland
% of all households
Total
% of all households
2006-2017
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of all households
2017
Switzerland (red)
Mobile broadband subscriptionsIndicator 93.7 Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q4-2017
Switzerland
Per 100 inhabitants
Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q4-2009-Q4-2017
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q4-2017
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Triadic patent familiesIndicator 1 206.9 Total
Number
2015
Switzerland
Number
Total
Number
1996-2015
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Number
2015
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)

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JobsLatestTrendRanking
Average wagesIndicator 62 282.6 Total
US dollars
2017
Switzerland
US dollars
Total
US dollars
1998-2017
Switzerland (red)
Total
US dollars
2017
Switzerland (red)
Employment rateIndicator 79.7 Total
% of working age population
Q2-2018
Switzerland
% of working age population
Total
% of working age population
Q3-2013-Q2-2018
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of working age population
Q2-2018
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Hours workedIndicator 1 570 Total
Hours/worker
2017
Switzerland
Hours/worker
Total
Hours/worker
1998-2017
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Hours/worker
2017
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Long-term unemployment rateIndicator 37.9 Total
% of unemployed
2017
Switzerland
% of unemployed
Total
% of unemployed
1998-2017
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of unemployed
2017
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Self-employment rateIndicator 14.9 Total
% of employment
2017
Switzerland
% of employment
Total
% of employment
2010-2017
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of employment
2017
Switzerland (red)

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SocietyLatestTrendRanking
Fertility ratesIndicator 1.50 Total
Children/woman
2016
Switzerland
Children/woman
Total
Children/woman
1997-2016
Switzerland (red)
Total
Children/woman
2016
Switzerland (red)
National population distributionIndicator 41.5 Urban regions
Percentage
2014
Switzerland
Percentage
Urban regions
Percentage
2014
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Permanent immigrant inflowsIndicator 125 008.0 Total
Number
2016
Switzerland
Number
Total
Number
2002-2016
Switzerland (red)
Total
Number
2016
Switzerland (red)
Poverty rateIndicator 0.09 Total
Ratio
2015
Switzerland
Ratio
Total
Ratio
2013-2015
Switzerland (red)
Total
Ratio
2015
Switzerland (red)
Social spendingIndicator 19.7 Public
% of GDP
2016
Switzerland
% of GDP
Public
% of GDP
1997-2016
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Public
% of GDP
2016
Switzerland (red), OECD - Total (black)

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