Debt brake

Debt brake

The refreshed brochure on the debt brake has been published. It explains the mechanism for managing the Confederation's overall expenditure.

2017 consolidated financial statements

2017 consolidated financial statements

The federal consolidated financial statements ended 2017 with a surplus of CHF 9.1 billion, All three segments (Federal Administration, federal enterprises, social insurance) achieved a positive result.

2017 Treasury report

2017 Treasury report

Who actually manages Switzerland's debt? The new Federal Treasury activity report shows how the Confederation's CHF 85 billion in market debt is managed.

Statistical data on public finances for 2017

Statistical data on public finances for 2017

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


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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.

Reporting / Key figures

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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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08.03.2018 / 2016 State indicators

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

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