The SECO consumer confidence in Switzerland declined to -41.7 in the third quarter of 2022, the lowest reading since a record low in the second quarter of 2020, as consumers were downbeat on the general economic outlook. Weaker sentiment was recorded for the general economic situation for the next 12 months (-53, which is well below its long-term average of -9 points) and the assessment of households' financial situation has never been so low (-35). At the same time, the propensity to make major purchases is far below average. On the other hand, perceptions of the labour market remain strong (-27) and the expected price development sub-index has receded slightly for the first time since autumn 2020 (115). source: State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Consumer Confidence in Switzerland averaged -9.63 points from 1972 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 22.40 points in the third quarter of 2000 and a record low of -56.40 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 September of 2022.

Consumer Confidence in Switzerland is expected to be -29.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Switzerland Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around 1.30 points in 2023 and 1.00 points in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Consumer Confidence



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-02 07:00 AM Q2 -18 3 -6.4
2022-08-02 07:00 AM Q3 -41.7 -18 -29
2022-11-01 08:00 AM Q4 -41.7


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Consumer Confidence -41.70 -18.50 points Sep 2022
Consumer Spending 93730.30 92471.70 CHF Million Jun 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-41.70 -18.50 22.40 -56.40 1972 - 2022 points Quarterly
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News Stream
Switzerland Consumer Confidence Weakens Sharply
The SECO consumer confidence in Switzerland declined to -41.7 in the third quarter of 2022, the lowest reading since a record low in the second quarter of 2020, as consumers were downbeat on the general economic outlook. Weaker sentiment was recorded for the general economic situation for the next 12 months (-53, which is well below its long-term average of -9 points) and the assessment of households' financial situation has never been so low (-35). At the same time, the propensity to make major purchases is far below average. On the other hand, perceptions of the labour market remain strong (-27) and the expected price development sub-index has receded slightly for the first time since autumn 2020 (115).
2022-08-02
Swiss Consumers Turn Pessimistic
The SECO consumer confidence for Switzerland fell to -18 in the second quarter of 2022, the lowest in one year, from a revised 3 in the previous period. Consumers’ sentiment strongly deteriorated for the future general economic situation (-29.4 vs 21.9 in Q1), while pessimism increased for future financial situation (-23.8 vs -1.5), mainly due to a surge in consumer prices due to the war in Ukraine. At the same time, fewer consumers are willing to make major purchases (-31.9 vs -19.7).
2022-05-02
Swiss Consumers Turn Pessimistic
The SECO consumer confidence for Switzerland fell to -3.6 in the first three months of 2022, the lowest in three quarters, from a downwardly revised 3.5 in the previous period. Consumers were less optimistic regarding the future economic situation (21 vs 43.4) and turned more pessimistic regarding the future financial situation (-3.2 vs -0.8), mainly due to the surge in consumer prices which hurts the purchasing power of Swiss households. At the same time, consumers are less willing to do big purchases (-22.7 vs -18.5).
2022-02-01