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 (April 2014)

% change yoy in real terms             Forecasts UBS
  Level* 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014F 2015F

Gross Domestic Product

603.2

-1.9

3.0

1.8

1.0

2.0 2.1 2.2

Private consumption

345.4

1.8

1.7

1.1

2.4

2.3 1.9 1.7

Government spending

68.5

3.3

0.2

1.2

3.2

3.0 1.4 0.3

Capital spending

121.1

-8.0

4.8

4.5

-0.4

1.8 3.1 2.6

   Construction

55.4

3.0  

3.5

2.5

-2.9

3.8 2.5 1.9

    Equipment

65.7

-15.5

5.8

6.1

1.7

0.2 3.5 3.0

Exports

314.6

-7.7

7.7

3.8

2.5

2.0 4.3 5.5

Imports

252.3

-5.2

8.4

4.2

1.6

3.1 4.8 5.3

Inflation

 

-0.5

0.7

0.2

-0.7

-0.2 0.2 0.7
Unemployment rate

 

3.4

3.5

2.8

2.9

3.2 3.2 3.2

*Year 2013 (in CHF bn at current prices) F: Forecasts UBS
Source: Seco, UBS

In developing the WMR economic forecasts, WMR economists worked in collaboration with economists employed by UBS Investment Research. Forecasts and estimates are current only as of the date of this publication and may change without notice.

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.