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Summary statistics
Region Western Europe  
Surface area (sq km) 41285  
Population (est., 000) 8158  
Pop. density (per sq km) 197.6  
Capital city Bern  
Capital city pop. (000) 358  
Currency Swiss Franc (CHF)  
UN membership date 10 September 2002  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2013 685434  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 581209  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 407543  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2013 1.9  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 3.0  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 3.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2013 84853.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 74223.4  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 55009.4  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2013 88815.5  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 78715.1  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 59708.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2013 21.2  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 23.8  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 24.8  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2013 0.89 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 0.94 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 1.31 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2013 97574  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 75894  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 53149  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2013 108  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 109  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 104  
Index of industrial production (2010=100) 2013 106 ISIC Rev.4 (BCD).  
Index of industrial production (2010=100) 2010 100 ISIC Rev.4 (BCD).  
Index of industrial production (2010=100) 2005 81 ISIC Rev.4 (BCD).  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 101  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 103  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 101  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 103  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2013 4.4  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 4.5  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 4.4  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2013 20.3 2012.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 21.1 Break in series.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 23.7 ISIC Rev.3.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2013 3.5 2012.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 3.3 Break in series.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 3.8 ISIC Rev.3.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2013 61.8  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 60.8  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 59.5  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2013 74.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 75.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 75.0  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2013 8967 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments. Including health establishments.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 8628 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments. Including health establishments.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 7229 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments. Including health establishments.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 530 Including Liechtenstein for oil statistics. 2012.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2010 526 Including Liechtenstein for oil statistics.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2005 458 Including Liechtenstein for oil statistics.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2013 133.8 Estimate.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 123.2  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 92.3  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2013 86.7 Population aged 14 and over using the Internet in the last 6 months.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 83.9 Population aged 14 and over using the Internet in the last 6 months.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 70.1 Population aged 14 and over using the Internet in the last 6 months.  
Exports (million US$) 2013 229156.6 Including Liechtenstein.  
Imports (million US$) 2013 200933.9 Including Liechtenstein.  
Balance (million US$) 2013 28222.7 Including Liechtenstein.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2013 Germany (18.5), United States (11.7), Italy (7.1) Including Liechtenstein.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2013 Germany (28.1), Italy (10.1), France (8.3) Including Liechtenstein.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.0  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.1  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.8  
Urban population (%) 2014 73.8  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2014 14.7  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2014 25.5/21.6  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2014 97.3  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 84.9/80.1  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 3.7  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 1.5  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2007-2013 82.0 Age group 20 to 49 years. 1994-1995.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 2335.1/28.9  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2014 77967  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2007-2013 5.3  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2007-2013 98.2/99.9  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2007-2013 49.3  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100,000 population) 2008-2012 0.6  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2015 30.5  
Environment
Threatened species 2014 62  
Forested area (% of land area) 2012 31.6  
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected (%) 2014 9.9  
Population using improved drinking water sources (%) 2012 100.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) 2012 100.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2011 36597/4.6  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2012 133.0 Including Liechtenstein for oil statistics.  
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