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Economic trends

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Economic trends, summer 2023

Below-average growth expected to continue


In this module, Iconomix provides a brief summary of the SECO publication ‘Konjunkturtendenzen’/‘Tendances conjoncturelles’ (economic trends) and the SECO press release.

  • The advanced text is integrated in the worksheet.
  • Alongside questions testing understanding of the subject matter, there are individual advanced questions that go beyond the advanced text and encourage further thought.
  • The following resources are also available:
    • Slide set with all charts and tables from the SECO publication
    • Dataset (Excel) with facts and figures on the economy
    • The individual components can be combined in different ways depending on the level of the audience.

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Economic trends, summer 2023

  • Global: The global economic situation is fragile
  • Switzerland: Solid growth in first quarter of 2023
  • Forecast for Switzerland: Economy set to weaken in 2023, with higher growth in 2024
  • Risks: Pronounced economic risks

Sample answers Economic trends, summer 2023



Economic developments: Charts (slide set)

All graphs and tables from the SECO publication (only available in German)

Economic developments: Time series (Excel)

Published by: BAK Economics AG on behalf of Iconomix

Economic forecasts: Background knowledge (slide set)

Set of slides on how economic forecasts are made and used, prepared by Professor Aymo Brunetti, textbook author and professor of economics at the University of Bern. (only available in German)

Additional information


Credits – Economic trends, summer 2023

Concept and realisation:

Didactics consultant: 
Juliette Merath

Translation & proofreading: 
SNB Language Services

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