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    Switzerland Economy - 2005
    https://allcountries.org/wfb2005/switzerland/switzerland_economy.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview:
      Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and stable modern market economy with low unemployment, a highly skilled labor force, and a per capita GDP larger than that of the big Western European economies. The Swiss in recent years have brought their economic practices largely into conformity with the EU's to enhance their international competitiveness. Switzerland remains a safe haven for investors, because it has maintained a degree of bank secrecy and has kept up the franc's long-term external value. Reflecting the anemic economic conditions of Europe, GDP growth dropped in 2001 to about 0.8%, to 0.2% in 2002, and to -0.3% in 2003, with a small rise to 1.8% in 2004. Even so, unemployment has remained at less than half the EU average.

      GDP:
      purchasing power parity - $251.9 billion (2004 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate:
      1.8% (2004 est.)

      GDP - per capita:
      purchasing power parity - $33,800 (2004 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector:
      agriculture: 1.5%
      industry: 34%
      services: 64.5% (2003 est.)

      Labor force:
      3.77 million (2004 est.)

      Labor force - by occupation:
      agriculture 4.6%, industry 26.3%, services 69.1% (1998)

      Unemployment rate:
      3.4% (2004 est.)

      Population below poverty line:
      NA

      Household income or consumption by percentage share:
      lowest 10%: 2.6%
      highest 10%: 25.2% (1992)

      Distribution of family income - Gini index:
      33.1 (1992)

      Inflation rate (consumer prices):
      0.9% (2004 est.)

      Investment (gross fixed):
      20.4% of GDP (2004 est.)

      Budget:
      revenues: $131.5 billion
      expenditures: $140.4 billion, including capital expenditures of NA (2004 est.)

      Public debt:
      57.2% of GDP (2004 est.)

      Agriculture - products:
      grains, fruits, vegetables; meat, eggs

      Industries:
      machinery, chemicals, watches, textiles, precision instruments

      Industrial production growth rate:
      4.7% (2004 est.)

      Electricity - production:
      63.47 billion kWh (2002)

      Electricity - consumption:
      54.53 billion kWh (2002)

      Electricity - exports:
      32.3 billion kWh (2002)

      Electricity - imports:
      27.8 billion kWh (2002)

      Oil - production:
      0 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - consumption:
      290,400 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - exports:
      10,420 bbl/day (2001)

      Oil - imports:
      289,500 bbl/day (2001)

      Natural gas - production:
      0 cu m (2001 est.)

      Natural gas - consumption:
      3.093 billion cu m (2001 est.)

      Natural gas - exports:
      0 cu m (2001 est.)

      Natural gas - imports:
      3.093 billion cu m (2001 est.)

      Current account balance:
      $40.95 billion (2004 est.)

      Exports:
      $130.7 billion f.o.b. (2004 est.)

      Exports - commodities:
      machinery, chemicals, metals, watches, agricultural products

      Exports - partners:
      Germany 20%, US 9.1%, France 9.1%, Italy 8.8%, UK 4.9% (2004)

      Imports:
      $121.1 billion f.o.b. (2004 est.)

      Imports - commodities:
      machinery, chemicals, vehicles, metals; agricultural products, textiles

      Imports - partners:
      Germany 29%, Italy 11.8%, France 11.1%, US 7.6%, Austria 4.5%, UK 4.5%, Netherlands 4.3% (2004)

      Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:
      $69.58 billion (2003)

      Debt - external:
      $NA (2000)

      Economic aid - donor:
      ODA, $1.1 billion (1995)

      Currency (code):
      Swiss franc (CHF)

      Exchange rates:
      Swiss francs per US dollar - 1.2435 (2004), 1.3467 (2003), 1.5586 (2002), 1.6876 (2001), 1.6888 (2000)

      Fiscal year:
      calendar year


      NOTE: The information regarding Switzerland on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Switzerland Economy 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Switzerland Economy 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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