Swiss GDP expected to pick up again


Last year, the share of e-commerce was 2.1% of the total Swiss GDP. The Internet is one of the fastest growing sectors compared to traditional sectors. It is expected to be one of the key drivers of the economy in the coming years. 

Switzerland’s economy benefits from a highly developed service sector, led by financial services, and a manufacturing industry that specializes in high-technology, knowledge-based production. After a slight decline in GDP in 2013, to €489.9bn, economic growth in Switzerland is expected to pick up again as external demand starts supplementing domestic spending. An exit from deflation is proving protracted as a strong Swiss franc and only a slow take-up of economic slack are both holding down price pressures. 

This is all revealed by the latest report on B2C e-commerce in Central Europe by Ecommerce Europe. Ecommerce Europe is the European umbrella organization for online retailers. Figures in Ecommerce Europe reports are based on the Global Online Measurement Standard for B2C E-commerce (GOMSEC). Ecommerce Europe also published comprehensive Regional Reports on B2C E-commerce in Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Northern Europe and Western Europe. All the reports are powered by GfK, GlobalCollect, Informatica, RichRelevance and Salesupply.

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