Swiss Production, orders and turnover statistics of the secondary sector in the 4th quarter 2019

Secondary sector shows positive growth rates again in 4th quarter 2019.

Secondary sector production rose by 1.3% in 4th quarter 2019 in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier. Turnover rose by 0.3%. This rise has continued without interruption since the 1st quarter 2017 but was slightly weaker in the reporting quarter. This is shown by provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

In comparison with the previous year industrial production grew in October by 3.3 %, in November by 2.7%, then fell in December (–1.1 %). For the whole of 4th quarter 2019 production increased by 1.6% in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier.

Construction production declined by 0.1 % in 4th quarter 2019 in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier. Production declined by 1.2 % in building, civil engineering in contrast registered an increase (+3.9 %). Specialised construction activities recorded no growth in production.

Turnover

Industrial turnover in October rose by 1.9 % in comparison with the previous year, and in November (+1.3 %) and fell in December (–2.3 %). For the whole of 4th quarter 2019 in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier, turnover registered an increase of 0.3 %.

Construction turnover rose by 0.2 % in 4th quarter 2019 in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier. Turnover fell by 0.1 % in building, civil engineering registered an increase of 4.5 %, specialised construction activities a decline of 0.1 %.

The results of the secondary sector (INDPAU and BAPAU) are available at: www.statistics.admin.ch

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