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Switzerland
Summary statistics
Region Western Europe  
Currency Swiss Franc (CHF)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 41285  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 7702  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 186.6  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Bern (353)  
United Nations membership date 10 September 2002  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 660762  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 550686  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 384755  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 1.9  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 3.0  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 2.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 85794.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 71851.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 51889.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 87977.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 76104.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 56674.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 20.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 19.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 21.9  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 0.94 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$) 2011 49724  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 73446  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 53149  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 109 Series linked to former series.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 109  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 104  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2011 118 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2010 117 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2005 100 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 109  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 103  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 109  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 103  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2011 4.0  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 4.5  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 21.1 European Labour Force Survey (Eurostat).  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 21.1 European Labour Force Survey (Eurostat).  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 23.7 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. Official estimates.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 3.4 European Labour Force Survey (Eurostat).  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 3.3 European Labour Force Survey (Eurostat).  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 3.8 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. Official estimates.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 60.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 60.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 59.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 75.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 75.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 75.1  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 8534 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 8628 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 7229 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ... Includes Liechtenstein.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 5648 Includes Liechtenstein. 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 4887 Includes Liechtenstein.  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 190.9  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 189.9  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 161.6  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 85.2  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 83.9  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 70.1  
Exports (million US$) 2011 234819.3 Includes Liechtenstein.  
Imports (million US$) 2011 208219.9 Includes Liechtenstein.  
Balance (million US$) 2011 26599.4 Includes Liechtenstein.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 Germany (20.2), United States (10.3), Italy (7.8) Includes Liechtenstein.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 Germany (32.3), Italy (10.4), France (8.6) Includes Liechtenstein.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.4  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.5  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.1  
Urban population (%) 2012 73.8  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 15.0  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 25.5/21.3  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 96.9  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 84.7/80.2  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 3.5  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 1.5  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 82.0 Age group 20 to 49 years. 1994-1995.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 1762.8/23.2  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 67385  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 5.6  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 97.6/99.4  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 49.2  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 0.7/0.8  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 28.5  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 57  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 31.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 41564/5.4  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 2567.0 Includes Liechtenstein.  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 1086 Zurich.  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 4.9/12.7 Zurich.  
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