2021 expenditure by task area

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Development of selected 2021 expenditure items by task area

in CHF mn and %

Development of 2021 expenditure

in CHF bn and % of GDP

Total expenditure grew by 0.5% (+0.5 bn) in 2021. As nominal GDP grew by 5.1%, the expenditure ratio fell to 11.9% (2020: 12.4%). The expenditure ratio is a rough indicator of the extent of Confederation's activities relative to the overall economy. Excluding the coronavirus-related measures (14 bn), expenditure for ordinary government activities increased by 1.4 billion, especially because the cantons' shares of direct federal tax and withholding tax were higher.



Last modification 30.03.2022

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