The Swiss economy is one of the most liberal and competitive economies worldwide. The main factors contributing to the high investment security in Switzerland are low capital costs, exchange rate stability, solid purchasing power, moderate tax burden and economic and political stability.

The Swiss federalism also promotes close ties between business and the population. Assisting foreign direct business investment is a main activity of the Cantons (States).

Switzerland’s main advantages in a nutshell:

  • Central location in Europe
  • Political stability
  • Strong innovative drive
  • Important financial location
  • Competitive tax rates
  • First class infrastructure
  • Unique quality of life
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Key figures Switzerland

Surface41'285 m2
Population8,1 Million
National languagesGerman (approx. 64%), French
Italian, Romansh

Swiss Francs (CHF)

Political system

Direct democracy

Gross domestic product (GPD) in CHF591,9 Billion
Income per capita in CHF62'281
GPD growth1,0 %
Inflation rate-0,2 %
Unemployment rate3,2 %
Imports in CHF
(goods and services)
240,9 Billion
Exports in CHF
(goods and services)
297,6 Billion