In 2017, 7.1 % of enterprises active in Switzerland were new businesses

In 2017, 555 626 enterprises were engaged in a commercial economic activity in Switzerland. Of these, 39 303 (7.1 % of the total) were started from scratch during that year. New businesses have to fight for their survival. Although four out of five enterprises created in 2016 were still active after one year, the survival rate of new businesses from 2013 fell to 54.6 % after four years. These are the latest results from the Federal Statistical Office’s (FSO) statistics on business demography (UDEMO).

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Share of strong growth enterprises according to their size of employees

Stock of active enterprises and their employees according to Swiss larger regions

Newly founded enterprises and new jobs according to larger Swiss regions

Closures of enterprises with loss of jobs according to larger Swiss regions

Dispersion of newly founded enterprises and newly created jobs according to sizes

Dispersion of enterprise closures and job losses according to sizes

Dispersion of stock of active enterprises and their employees according to size

Changes of numbers of jobs between the foundation year and 2017 according to occupation at the beginning and larger Swiss region

Changes in occupation between the foundation year and 2017 according to the occupation at the beginning and size

Strong growth enterprises according to Swiss Cantons

Survival rate of newly founded enterprises according to large Swiss regions, 2017

Strong growth enterprises according to business activities and jobs

Survival rate of newly founded enterprises after one, two , three and four years

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