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Switzerland Economy
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $239.3 billion (2003 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:
-0.5% (2003 est.)
GDP - per capita:
purchasing power parity - $32,700 (2003 est.)
GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 1.5%
industry: 34%
services: 64.5% (2003 est.)
Investment (gross fixed):
20.1% of GDP (2003)
Population below poverty line:
NA
Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: 2.6%
highest 10%: 25.2% (1992)
Distribution of family income - Gini index:
33.1 (1992)
Inflation rate (consumer prices):
0.6% (2003 est.)
Labor force:
3.72 million (2003)
Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture 4.6%, industry 26.3%, services 69.1% (1998)
Unemployment rate:
3.7% (2003 est.)
Budget:
revenues: $123.2 billion
expenditures: $128 billion, including capital expenditures of NA (2003 est.)
Public debt:
57.1% of GDP (2003)
Industries:
machinery, chemicals, watches, textiles, precision instruments
Industrial production growth rate:
0.4% (2003)
Electricity - production:
68.68 billion kWh (2001)
Electricity - production by source:
fossil fuel: 1.3%
hydro: 59.5%
other: 2% (2001)
nuclear: 37.1%
Electricity - consumption:
53.43 billion kWh (2001)
Electricity - exports:
34.54 billion kWh (2001)
Electricity - imports:
24.1 billion kWh (2001)
Oil - production:
0 bbl/day (2001 est.)
Oil - consumption:
290,400 bbl/day (2001 est.)
Oil - exports:
10,420 bbl/day (2001)
Oil - imports:
289,500 bbl/day (2001)
Natural gas - production:
0 cu m (2001 est.)
Natural gas - consumption:
3.093 billion cu m (2001 est.)
Natural gas - exports:
0 cu m (2001 est.)
Natural gas - imports:
3.093 billion cu m (2001 est.)
Agriculture - products:
grains, fruits, vegetables; meat, eggs
Current account balance:
$36 billion (2003)
Exports:
$110 billion f.o.b. (2003 est.)
Exports - commodities:
machinery, chemicals, metals, watches, agricultural products
Exports - partners:
Germany 19.7%, US 10.1%, Italy 9.4%, France 8.9%, UK 5.9%, Austria 4.4% (2003 est.)
Imports:
$102.2 billion f.o.b. (2003 est.)
Imports - commodities:
machinery, chemicals, vehicles, metals; agricultural products, textiles
Imports - partners:
Germany 27.5%, France 11.8%, Italy 10.6%, US 8.1%, Austria 4.6%, UK 4.4%, Russia 4.2%, Netherlands 4.2% (2003 est.)
Reserves of foreign exchange & gold:
$69.58 billion (2003)
Debt - external:
NA (2000)
Economic aid - donor:
ODA, $1.1 billion (1995)
Currency:
Swiss franc (CHF)
Currency code:
CHF
Exchange rates:
Swiss francs per US dollar - 1.3467 (2003), 1.5586 (2002), 1.6876 (2001), 1.6888 (2000), 1.5022 (1999)
Fiscal year:
calendar year
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