February 13, 2024

Switzerland CPI Inflation 1.3% y-o-y (consensus 1.7%) in Jan-24

- Switzerland's CPI inflation rate for January 2024 was 1.3% year-on-year, much lower than the consensus forecast of 1.7%.
- The January 2024 CPI inflation rate break lower takes it 0.68 percentage points below the one-year average.

January 08, 2024

Switzerland CPI Inflation 1.7% y-o-y (consensus 1.6%) in Dec-23

- Switzerland's CPI inflation rose to 1.7% year-on-year in December 2023, surpassing the consensus forecast of 1.6% and reaching the highest level since May 2023.
- However, the inflation rate remained below the one-year average, indicating a moderate inflationary environment in Switzerland.

December 14, 2023

Switzerland Policy Rate 1.75% (consensus 1.75%) in Dec-23

  • The SNB's decision to hold the policy rate steady at 1.75% reflects a cautious approach in the face of slightly decreased inflation, global economic trends, and moderate domestic growth, indicating a period of policy stabilization.
  • Future policy decisions will be heavily influenced by inflation dynamics, global economic conditions, domestic economic performance, financial market stability, and foreign exchange market activities.
  • The SNB maintains a flexible approach, ready to adjust interest rates in response to significant deviations in inflation from the target range, while closely monitoring both domestic and global economic indicators.

December 07, 2023

Switzerland Unemployment Rate 2.1% (consensus 2.2%) in Nov-23

- Switzerland's unemployment rate in November 2023 decreased to 2.1%, which is slightly less than the consensus forecast of 2.2%.
- The current unemployment rate is 0.09 percentage points above the one-year average but remains 0.30 percentage points below the long-run average, highlighting a relatively stable yet tight labour market in Switzerland.