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Understanding Inflation

A typical economy condensed into a miniature city, created to illustrate the powers of inflation and deflation. Take a tour through the 5 scenarios to gain a full understanding of the process and forces behind inflation.
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Are you a rational investor?

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Swiss Economy

We analyze the multifaceted Swiss economy from an industry and real estate perspective, and give insight into the economy at the cantonal and regional level. Our wide range of publications and detailed forecasts deliver a solid foundation for decision making, and provide a decisive edge in terms of expertise.

Economic Forecasts 

Current economic forecasts for the Swiss economy (last update: 19.09.2016):

Changes (%) 2014 2015 2016 2017
Gross domestic product, real

2.0

0.8

1.5

1.5

Consumer spending

1.2

1.1

1.1

1.0

Government spending

1.5

2.2

1.8

1.8

Investments in plant and equipment

2.6

1.3

2.5

2.5

Construction investments

3.2

2.2

0.5

0.5

Exports (goods and services)

4.0

1.0

3.5

4.5

Imports (goods and services)

3.2

3.0

3.0

3.5

Consumer prices

0.0

-1.1

-0.3

0.5

Unemployment rate (%)

3.0

3.2

3.3

3.3

Sources: Seco, Federal Statistical Office, Credit Suisse

Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)

The PMI is an economic indicator that shows business developments in the industrial sector.

November PMI (56.6 points): DE | EN | FR | IT

PMI-series in excel format: Download