Economic forecasts

Whether you are defining your business strategy, preparing your annual budget or reviewing your financial planning, forecasts are what you need. Here you will find up-to-date economic, interest-rate and currency forecasts by UBS Swiss Economic Research as well as the main trends in the global economy.

UBS Swiss economic forecasts

% change yoy in real terms     Forcasts UBS
  Level*
 
2011 2012 2013 2014P 2015P 2016P

Gross Domestic Product

635.3

1.8

1.1

1.9

1.6 1.4 1.6

Private consumption

345.4

0.8

2.8 2.2 0.9 1.6 1.6

Government spending

 

2.1

2.9 1.4 0.6 0.6 0.4

Capital spending

148.8

4.3

2.4 1.7 0.7 1.2 0.7

    Construction

57.4

2.5

2.9 1.2 1.1 1.7 1.0

   Equipment

91.4

5.3

2.1 2.0 0.4 1.0 0.6

Exports**

305.6

3.4

3.2 1.0 2.6 1.5 2.3

Imports**

266.3

4.7

4.1 1.4 1.6 1.9 1.2

Inflation

 

0.2

-0.7 -0.2 0.1 0.3 0.6
Unemployment rate

 

2.8

2.9 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1

*2013 (in CHF bn at current prices) excluding valuables, non-monetary gold and transit trading
Source: Seco, UBS

Charts on the Swiss economy

A very useful package of charts may be downloaded here, giving the current economic forecast, trends of the main macro and monetary variables, sectoral structures and developments as well as other aspects of interest regarding the Swiss economy. If you have them printed on transparencies, these charts may fit very well in your presentations.