Swiss Economy – Facts and Figures

Switzerland has one of the most competitive economies in the world thanks above all to its highly developed service sector.

Public Finances

By international standards public debt in Switzerland is low. Over the last few years public finances have consistently been in surplus.


Private individuals and businesses in Switzerland benefit from some of the lowest tax rates in Europe.


Small-and medium-sized enterprises are the mainstay of the Swiss economy. However, the large number of multinationals based here are also major economic players.


Poor in commodities but rich in a highly qualified workforce, Switzerland maintains intensive trade relations with the rest of the world.

Research and Development

Switzerland is one of the highest spenders on research and development in the world.