|Unit||Mil. CHF, CDASA|
|Adjustments||Calendar Adjusted and Seasonally Adjusted|
|Source||State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) - Switzerland|
|Release||Gross domestic product|
For Switzerland, the expenditure and production approaches to gross domestic product (a.k.a. "use of GDP") from the quarterly national accounts. From 1980.
The source produces national accounts data in current prices (CHF) and in real terms, as well as seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted. Real data in millions of chained 2015 CHF are published with implicit deflators. The source publishes GDP for multiple expenditure categories.
The Swiss QNA are compiled by a so-called indirect estimation approach, based on temporal disaggregation techniques. Quarterly estimates are derived from the available annual data, using statistical methods and quarterly indicators. The accuracy of the preliminary annual estimates, obtained as the sum of the quarterly estimated values, depends to a large extent on the quality of the available and retained quarterly indicators. For seasonal and trading days adjustment, Swiss QNA currently relies on the X13-Arima-Seats method.
Switzerland aggregates GDP(E) to "domestic demand" and "total demand".
Within GVA, the "arts, entertainment and recreation" branch (and hence total GDP) is reported using an additional analytic variant, viz., triple-adjusted: seasonal, calendar day, and sports event. This branch contains GVA earned by the several major international sports associations based in Switzerland, which occurs on a four-year cycle. This special adjustment facilitates business cycle analysis. This is the first such situation encountered by Data Buffet.
The special situation "CDASA Sports Adjusted" applies to only four series: the "arts, entertainment and recreation" branch and total GDP, in both nominal and real terms.
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