Swiss economy – Overview

One of the most competitive economies in the world at a glance: facts, figures and articles on business, exports, taxes and public finance.


Switzerland's ultra-modern radio and television, mobile, fixed network and broadband infrastructure makes it a highly attractive location for businesses.

Swiss financial centre

A global leader in wealth management, Switzerland's banks, insurance providers and pension funds generate around 10% of the country's value-added.


The Federal Council is pursuing plans to free Switzerland from reliance on imported, non-renewable energy. Its Energy Strategy 2050 seeks to reduce consumption and increase the share of renewables.


The Swiss economy is service-oriented, but also has a strong, export-focused industrial sector. Swiss watches, which are a product of this sector, are known worldwide for their high quality.


Switzerland has a dense and reliable rail and road network.

Social Aspects

Switzerland's stable labour market and low unemployment rate account for a high GDP per capita, excellent healthcare and a social security system that leaves no one behind.