Country report Switzerland 2018

Country report

  • Switzerland
  • Agriculture,
  • Automotive/Transport,
  • Chemicals/Pharma,
  • Construction,
  • Consumer Durables,
  • Electronics/ICT,
  • Financial Services,
  • Food,
  • Machines/Engineering,
  • Metals,
  • Paper,
  • Services,
  • Steel,
  • Textiles

15th May 2018

With the rebound of economic growth, business failures are expected to decrease year-on-year in 2018, but nevertheless to remain on an elevated level.

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The insolvency environment

Corporate insolvencies expected to decrease, but to remain high

Since 2015 Swiss business insolvencies have recorded annual increases due to a more difficult economic environment. With the rebound of GDP growth, business failures are expected to decrease 6% in 2018, but to remain high at about 6,285 cases

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Economic situation

Growth expected to pick up in 2018 and 2019

After a rather modest economic performance in 2017, Swiss GDP growth is expected to pick up in 2018 due to increased domestic demand and a rebound in exports.

Negative interest rates (the Central Bank has kept the benchmark interest rate at -0.75% since 2015) support private consumption and investment growth. Inflation is expected to remain below 1% in 2018.

After a contraction in 2017, exports (which account for 70% of GDP), are expected to increase 2% year-on-year in 2018 and 2019, helped by a surge in eurozone demand and a depreciation of the Swiss franc against the euro. The Central Bank has repeatedly stated its intention to intervene in the foreign exchange market to ease pressure on the Swiss franc.





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