Switzerland : Recent Economic Developments

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

May 7, 1996

Summary:

This paper reviews economic developments in Switzerland during 1990–95. In the early 1990s, Switzerland experienced an unusually long recession, which bottomed out in the middle of 1993. Since then, the economy has returned to positive growth, with the main impulses coming from commodity exports and private investment. There was renewed growth in gross capital formation of close to 6 percent in 1994, reflecting improved business confidence deriving mainly from growing export orders. Investment in machinery and equipment, in particular, was the sole component of domestic demand to grow strongly.

Series:

Country Report No. 96/31

Subject:

Notes:

This report was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.

English

Publication Date:

May 7, 1996

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451807134/1934-7685

Stock No:

1CHEEA0011996

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

51

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