The Swiss consumer confidence index declined to -14.6 in the first quarter of 2021, the weakest since the second quarter last year, from a revised -13.0 in the previous quarter. The gauge measuring expected financial situation deteriorated (-7.3 vs -6.6 in Q4 2020), amid the coronavirus pandemic. Also, expectations regarding the development of the labor market and job security persistently negative, while the likelihood of making major purchases remained below average. At the same time, expectations regarding general economic development weakened, with the relevant sub-index decreasing to -18.6 from -14.3 in the fourth quarter 2020. source: State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Consumer Confidence in Switzerland averaged -5.31 points from 1972 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 20 points in the fourth quarter of 1972 and a record low of -39.20 points in the second quarter of 2020. This page provides - Switzerland Consumer Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Consumer Confidence - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.

Consumer Confidence in Switzerland is expected to be -17.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Consumer Confidence in Switzerland to stand at -8.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around -6.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Consumer Confidence

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-14.60 -13.00 20.00 -39.20 1972 - 2021 points Quarterly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-05-05 05:45 AM Consumer Confidence Final Q2 -39.3 -9.4 -40
2020-08-04 05:45 AM Consumer Confidence Q3 -12 -39.3 -16
2020-11-05 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence Q4 -12.8 -12 -8 -17
2021-02-04 08:00 AM Consumer Confidence Q1 -14.6 -13.0 -17
2021-05-04 05:45 AM Consumer Confidence Q2 -14.6
2021-08-03 05:45 AM Consumer Confidence Q3
2021-11-04 06:45 AM Consumer Confidence Q4


News Stream
Switzerland Consumer Morale Deteriorates Further
The Swiss consumer confidence index decreased to -14.6 in the first quarter of 2021 from an upwardly revised -13 in the previous period. Expectations regarding general economic development were more pessimistic, with the relevant sub-index declining to -19. This is in line with consumers’ enduring negative assessment of the labour market; the index on the expected development of unemployment rose slightly while the respondents’ assessment of job security remains at a similar negative level to the previous survey. While the index on the financial situation in the last twelve months has increased somewhat (-12), the surveyed households’ expectations regarding their own financial situation has once again decreased slightly (-7). Hence, the likelihood of consumers making major purchases also remains below average, with the relevant sub-index standing at –20 points.
2021-02-04
Switzerland Consumer Morale Weakens
The Swiss consumer confidence index declined to -12.8 in the fourth quarter of 2020 from -12 in the previous quarter and worse than market expectations of -8. The gauge measuring expected financial situation deteriorated (-6.6 vs -4.2 in Q3), amid the coronavirus pandemic. Also, expectations regarding the development of the labor market and job security more negative, while the likelihood of making major purchases remained well below average. Meantime, expectations regarding general economic development improved slightly, with the relevant sub-index increasing to -14.1 from -16.7 in the third quarter.
2020-11-05
Swiss Consumer Morale Improves from Record Low
The Swiss consumer confidence index surged to -12 in the third quarter of 2020 from an all-time low of -39.3 in the previous quarter. Expectations regarding general economic development have improved substantially, with the relevant sub-index increasing to -16.7 from a record low of -78.3, in the wake of the relaxation of the measures to contain the coronavirus. The gauge measuring expected financial situation also improved (-4.1 vs -23.6 in Q2). By contrast, expectations regarding the development of the labor market and job security remain very negative, while the likelihood of making major purchases stood well below average.
2020-08-04
Swiss Consumer Morale Weakest on Record
The Swiss consumer confidence index was revised slightly higher to -39.3 in the second quarter of 2020, compared to a preliminary estimate of -40.0, still the lowest on record. Households' expectations regarding general economic development have deteriorated severely, with the relevant sub-index declining to a record low of -78.3. The sub-index on expected financial situation also declined to -23.6, with similar values so far only being observed in the early 1990s. Finally, the question about whether now is a good time to make major purchases has received a more negative response than ever before.
2020-05-05

Switzerland Consumer Confidence
In Switzerland, the consumer confidence survey is conducted every year, in the months of January, April, July and October. Around 1000 households are questioned for State Secretariat for Economic Affairs regarding their subjective evaluation of the economic situation, financial situation of the household in question, inflation, job security etc. Generally consumer confidence is high when the unemployment rate is low and GDP growth is high. Measures of average consumer confidence can be useful indicators of how much consumers are likely to spend.