The first extrapolation for 2019 is available. The seven most important questions and answers on this.

Fiscal equalization 2020

Fiscal equalization 2020

The Federal Finance Administration (FFA) has determined the equalization payments of the individual cantons for 2020. Overall, the payments have risen by CHF 61 million year on year to just under CHF 5.3 billion.

2020 budget

2020 budget

The Federal Council materially approved the 2020 budget with the integrated task and financial plan for 2021 to 2023. It expects a surplus of CHF 0.6 billion in the 2020 budget.

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

The Federal Council discussed the expert report on the Confederation's corporate governance. Overall, this report comes to a positive conclusion, but sees potential for improvement in certain areas and makes recommendations.

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.


25.04.2019 / 2017 State indicators

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

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