Public finances

Public finances

In 2020 and 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to the biggest economic crisis in decades, leaving deep scars on the government units' finances. Surpluses are likely to be posted again in 2022 as the economy begins to recover.

Coronavirus: two options for debt reduction

Coronavirus: two options for debt reduction

The Federal Council launched the consultation on reducing coronavirus-related debt. As announced on 30 June 2021, it is proposing two variants for debt reduction. As things currently stand, both can be implemented without any savings programmes. The consultation will run until 28 November 2021.

2022 budget

2022 budget

The 2022 budget with integrated task and financial plan for 2023 to 2025 is now available.

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.

Key topics

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

Debt brake

Publications

On this picture you can see some covers of a few publications of the Federal Finance Administration.

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

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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

31.08.2021 / 2020 State indicators

Deficit/surplus ratio (% GDP)
-2.8%
Tax-to-GDP ratio (% GDP)
27.7%
General government expenditure ratio (% GDP)
36.5%
Debt ratio (% GDP)
27.8%

Term
2031
Amount
262.950 mn
Return
-0.281%

Term
2055
Amount
152.000 mn
Return
-0.056%

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