Strong growth in 2017 in Swiss GDP in the cantons of Basel, Zurich and Nidwalden

In 2017, Switzerland’s economic growth continued its momentum of 2016. At cantonal level, Basel-Stadt (+7.0 %) benefited from strong growth in the manufacturing industry. Basel-Landschaft (+3.5 %) and Zurich (+3.7 %) reported a marked rise in nonfinancial services. The canton of Nidwalden saw broad growth of its gross domestic product (+4.1%). These results are taken from initial estimates of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).