Covid-19: Impact on federal finances

Covid-19: Impact on federal finances

The pandemic has had a profound impact on federal finances. However, Switzerland's low government debt means that it is well positioned.

Publication of state financial statements for 2020

Publication
of state financial statements for 2020

The state financial statements for 2020 are now available in electronic format on the website of the Federal Finance Administration (FFA).

Statistical data on public finances for 2020

Statistical
data on public finances for 2020

The brochure issued by the Federal Finance Administration (FFA) provides at a glance information on the budgets of the Confederation, cantons, communes and social insurance, as well as an international comparison.

Public finances 2019-2021

Public finances 2019-2021

In 2019, the financial situation of the general government sector was gratifyingly positive. In the following two years, 2020 and 2021, Switzerland's public finances will have to overcome the biggest economic crisis in decades as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and will be deeply in the red.

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

Publications

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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.

Datas


Term
2032
Amount
255.550 mn
Return
-0.168%

Term
2039
Amount
290.050 mn
Return
-0.027%

09.03.2021 / 2020 State indicators

Deficit/surplus ratio (% GDP)
-2.6%
Tax-to-GDP ratio (% GDP)
27.9%
General government expenditure ratio (% GDP)
36.4%
Debt ratio (% GDP)
28.2%

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