2019 financial statements

2019 financial statements

The Confederation reported a surplus of CHF 3.1 billion for 2019, versus the budgeted CHF 1.2 billion. Why do the financial statements usually end up better than the budget? Questions and answers

Central bank digital currency

Central bank digital currency

The Federal Council approved a report examining the opportunities and risks of introducing a cryptofranc (e-franc).

Issuance calendar 2020

Issuance calendar 2020

The Federal Finance Administration (FFA) plans to issue bonds with a face value of CHF 2.5 billion in 2020. Taking account of bonds maturing, the volume of bonds outstanding will thus be reduced by CHF 2.1 billion.

Tax burden

Tax burden

On average in Switzerland, the cantons and municipalities are continuing to utilize around a quarter of their resource potential by means of taxes. Little has changed on the whole with respect to the cantonal differences.

Key topics

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Debt brake

The rule not to spend more than you earn ensures a sustainable fiscal policy.

Debt brake

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Federal budget

Public finances at federal level – a transparent financial report provides detailed information on the Federal Treasury's receipts and expenditure

Federal finances at a glanceState financial statements


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Financial statistics

Public finances at general government level (Confederation, cantons, communes and social security funds) allow for national and international comparisons.

DataOverview of government finances

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National fiscal equalization

Various equalization mechanisms (e.g. resource equalization and cost compensation) reduce the cantonal differences and increase efficiency.

FFA vacancies

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Data centre

Are you looking for figures on the federal budget? You can view graphical data series in our data centre.


111.950 mn

05.09.2019 / 2017 State indicators

Deficit/surplus ratio (% GDP)
Tax-to-GDP ratio (% GDP)
General government expenditure ratio (% GDP)
Debt ratio (% GDP)

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