For this 2018, companies have considered increasing their investment activities by approximately 8%. With the intention of intensifying the expansion investment, as well as the capital investment. The healthy state of the Swiss economy is reflected in these aims.
After the appreciation of the Swiss franc in January 2015 had placed a significant strain on the Swiss economy, the situation largely recovered in 2016. Despite the currency appreciation and the associated loss of competitiveness, Switzerland’s GDP expanded by 1.2% in 2015. In 2016, GDP grew by 1.4%. According to the KOF Economic Forecast of December 2017, Swiss economic output is expected to have grown by 1% last year. However, momentum should be much higher this year, with the current KOF forecast projecting 2.3% GDP growth for 2018.
With the existence of a strong correlation between the trend of investment and the development of GDP. To general facts, investment activities increase more rapidly in times of economic growth than in times of economic weakness. In the past three years, the capital investment in favor of the long-term horizon, similar to the GDP trend. On the basis of the adjusted price, capital investment grew by 2.2% in 2015, 3.1% in 2016 and 2.3% in 2017. Comparatively the growth rate of capital investment in the period 2004-2014 It has been around 2.2%.