Switzerland Business Confidence  1991-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The KOF Economic Barometer in Switzerland increased to 102.2 in September of 2018 from a downwardly revised 98.9 in August and above market expectations of 101. The strongest positive contributions to this result come from manufacturing, followed by the indicators from the exporting sector and finally from the financial sector. The signals from the remaining sectors are slightly positive or neutral. Within the manufacturing sector, the positive development can be attributed mainly to the metal processing industry, followed by the machine building and the food processing as well as the textile industries and finally the chemical industry. The overall improvement of sentiment in the manufacturing sector (including construction) is mainly driven by a more optimistic assessment of employment, followed by the assessments of production and the overall business situation. Business Confidence in Switzerland averaged 100.64 Index Points from 1991 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 119.10 Index Points in November of 2009 and a record low of 70.70 Index Points in December of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-30 07:00 AM KOF Leading Indicators 101.1 101.3 101.5 101.9
2018-08-30 07:00 AM KOF Leading Indicators 100.3 101.7 101.1 102.5
2018-09-28 07:00 AM KOF Leading Indicators 102.2 98.9 101 101.9
2018-10-30 08:00 AM KOF Leading Indicators 102.2 101.0 103.7
2018-11-30 08:00 AM KOF Leading Indicators 105.6
2018-12-28 08:00 AM KOF Leading Indicators 108.1


Switzerland Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 102.20 98.90 119.10 70.70 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 59.70 64.80 66.90 32.90 [+]
Industrial Production 8.30 6.80 12.30 -11.10 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 8.80 7.30 12.80 -11.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 84.22 83.53 90.00 75.04 percent [+]
Factory Orders 11.40 11.20 17.10 -24.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -631.50 688.10 4323.60 -4191.50 CHF Million [+]
Bankruptcies 13257.00 12927.00 13257.00 3040.00 Companies and Individuals [+]
Car Registrations 32.20 26.09 37.20 1.96 Thousand [+]
Internet Speed 21683.45 21238.67 21683.45 4380.25 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 3855605.00 3760263.00 3855605.00 1700696.00 IP [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -30.80 -14.30 65.00 -91.10 [+]
Mining Production -2.70 0.60 16.50 -22.60 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.59 82.37 82.59 5.54 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 4.00 4.00 4.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 33.00 31.00 33.00 19.00 [+]
Corruption Index 85.00 86.00 91.00 84.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 3.00 5.00 12.00 3.00 [+]


Switzerland Business Confidence

In Switzerland, the KOF Swiss Economic Institute economic barometer measures the level of optimism that people who run companies have about the performance of the economy and how they feel about their organizations’ prospects. The KOF economic barometer is based on a multi-sectoral design with three modules. The 2014 version comprises 219 indicator variables, which are combined based on statistically determined weights. The most important module is GDP, which excludes construction and banking sectors and accounts for more than 90% of Swiss GDP. This page provides the latest reported value for - Switzerland Business Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Switzerland Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
102.20 98.90 119.10 70.70 1991 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 6.00 Sep/18
Brazil 53.70 Oct/18
Canada 50.40 Sep/18
China 50.80 Sep/18
Euro Area 1.21 Sep/18
France 107.00 Sep/18
Germany 103.70 Sep/18
India 64.90 Jun/18
Indonesia 112.82 Jun/18
Italy 105.70 Sep/18
Japan 19.00 Sep/18
Mexico 50.90 Sep/18
Netherlands 5.70 Sep/18
Russia -3.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore 7.00 Jun/18
South Africa 38.00 Sep/18
South Korea 73.00 Sep/18
Spain -3.70 Sep/18
Switzerland 102.20 Sep/18
Turkey 89.60 Sep/18
United Kingdom -3.00 Sep/18
United States 59.80 Sep/18


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