Public finances 2017-2019

Public finances 2017-2019

In 2017 to 2019, the financial situation of the public sector is pleasantly positive. Especially in the case of the Confederation, large surpluses can be achieved thanks to high receipts from withholding tax and direct federal tax.

2018 consolidated financial statements

2018 consolidated financial statements

The federal consolidated financial statements ended the year with a surplus of CHF 5.7 billion, representing a drop of 3.1 billion on the previous year.

Surplus

Surplus

The Federal Council has published the detailed results for 2018. Five frequently asked questions and answers about the surplus.

Statistical data on public finances for 2018

Statistical data on public finances for 2018

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.

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

25.04.2019 / 2017 State indicators

Deficit/surplus ratio (% GDP)
1.2%
Tax-to-GDP ratio (% GDP)
28.5%
General government expenditure ratio (% GDP)
33.0%
Debt ratio (% GDP)
29.3%

Term
2055
Amount
118.350  mn
Return
0.274%

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