Switzerland - Investment

Switzerland: Investment

Mnemonic I.ICHE
Unit Mil. CHF, CDASA
Adjustments Calendar Adjusted and Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 22.22 %
Data 2021 Q4 46,247
2021 Q3 37,838

Series Information

Source State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) - Switzerland
Release Gross domestic product
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1980
End Date 12/31/2021

Switzerland: GDP

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Government Consumption 2021 Q4 21,935 21,653 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Investment 2021 Q4 46,247 37,838 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Nominal Fixed Investment (gross fixed capital formation) 2021 Q4 48,424 47,475 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 2021 Q4 190,001 188,518 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Private Consumption 2021 Q4 95,741 95,059 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Real Fixed Investment (gross fixed capital formation) 2021 Q4 47,382 46,685 Mil. Ch. 2015 CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Real Government Consumption 2021 Q4 21,197 20,983 Mil. Ch. 2015 CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Real Gross Domestic Product 2021 Q4 187,504 186,970 Mil. Ch. 2015 CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Real Investment 2021 Q4 42,932 37,418 Mil. Ch. 2015 CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Real Private Consumption 2021 Q4 93,831 93,544 Mil. Ch. 2015 CHF, CDASA Quarterly

Release Information

For Switzerland, the expenditure and production approaches to gross domestic product (a.k.a. "use of GDP") from the quarterly national accounts. From 1980.



  • Framework: ESA 2010
  • Industry classification: NOGA 2008, modeled after NACE Rev. 2
  • Measurements:
    • Millions of Swiss francs at chained year-2015 prices (Mil. Ch. 2015 CHF)
    • At current prices
  • Adjustments:
    • Calendar day adjusted, seasonally adjusted, sports adjusted (CDASA Sports Adjusted)
    • Calendar day adjusted and seasonally adjusted (CDASA)
    • Seasonally adjusted (SA)
    • Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start dates:
    • 1980Q1 for GDP(E)
    • 1980Q1 for GDP(O) in sports adjusted form
    • 1990Q1 for remaining GDP(O)


  • ESA 2010 at 2010 prices - 1980 to 2020
  • ESA 1995 at 2005 prices - 1980 to 2014
  • ESA 1995 at 1990 prices - 1980 to 2003

Annual GFCF detail


  • Measurement: Millions of Swiss francs at current prices (Mil. CHF)
  • Adjustment: Not applicable
  • Native frequency: Annual
  • Start date: Uniformly 1995


  • Pre-2020 benchmark - 1995 to 2018 ("_19")

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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