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Switzerland’s Economy Shows Signs of Improvement in Q1 2024, but Manufacturing Continues to Struggle

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
SNB reports Swiss economy showing modest improvement in first quarter, according to WSAU News/Talk 550 AM · 99.9 FM

In the first quarter of 2024, Switzerland’s economy showed signs of improvement compared to previous quarters, according to the Swiss National Bank (SNB). The central bank stated that several economic indicators pointed to a more dynamic economic activity during this period.

During the final three months of 2023, Switzerland’s economy grew by just 0.3% quarter-on-quarter. However, the SNB noted that the moderate growth in the first quarter of 2024 was primarily driven by the service sector, while manufacturing remained stagnant. Despite global demand for manufacturing remaining weak and companies facing challenges due to the Swiss franc exchange rate, manufacturing companies reported little room for pricing flexibility. This put pressure on their profit margins.

In response to these challenges, the SNB recently cut its key interest rate for the first time in nine years and reported that the business outlook is improving. Service sector firms are anticipating robust growth to continue, while manufacturing companies are expecting increases in sales. Overall, while there are still some challenges facing Switzerland’s economy, there are signs of hope for future growth and prosperity.

By Samantha Jones

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