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Switzerland’s Economy Rebounds Slightly in First Quarter of 2024, but Challenges Persist for Manufacturing Companies

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 performed slightly better compared to previous quarters, according to the Swiss National Bank. The central bank reported that many economic indicators suggest a more dynamic economic activity during this period.

Despite this, manufacturing companies mentioned that they had little room for pricing flexibility, putting pressure on their profit margins. Global demand in manufacturing continued to be weak and companies were facing challenges due to the Swiss franc exchange rate. 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 expecting robust growth to continue, while manufacturing companies anticipate increases in sales.

During the final three months of 2023, the Swiss economy grew by 0.3% quarter-on-quarter. The SNB stated that moderate economic growth in the first quarter of 2024 was mainly driven by the service sector, while manufacturing remained stagnant. This suggests that while some sectors may be performing well, others are still struggling with weak demand and exchange rate challenges.

By Samantha Jones

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