Switzerland-AT-A-GLANCE

  • GDP (Dec 2013): $651 billion (ranked 20th in the world), GDP Per Capita: $55,486
  • Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares (2012): $1.079 trillion (rank: 14)
  • Inflation (May 2015) -1.2%
  • Unemployment Rate (May 2015): 3.2%
  •  Labor Force (2013): 4.976 million (rank: 77)
  • Population (Dec 2014): 8.13 million, Pop. Growth Rate: 0.78% (rank: 141)
  • Life Expectancy at Birth (2014): 82.39 years (rank: 8)
  • Tax Rates ( Jan 2015): Corporate: 17.92%, Personal Income: 40%
  • Area: 41,277 sq km, slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey

Sources include: imf.org, worldbank.org, cia.gov, ifitweremyhome.com, tradingeconomics.com

 
Country size comparison: Switzerland v. USA

Country size comparison: Switzerland v. USA


sWITZERLAND VIDEO SUMMARIES

iShares BlackRock

Watch Ryan Hessenthaler summarize his meeting with Stephan Meschenmoser and Maria Sala of iShares BlackRock in Zurich Switzerland. Learn of the current issues impacting Switzerland's markets. (3:12)

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SWITZERLAND PHOTOS