Figures on SMEs: Total revenue
Swiss industry total revenue continues to grow after experiencing a drop during the 2008 financial crisis.
Despite increasing international competition and pressure from Frankfurt, the secondary sector has recovered since the financial crisis began in 2008. Its total revenue exceeded its 2007 level, an encouraging result for companies in the sector.
Detailed data on the total revenue of each branch of the secondary sector is available on the FSO site: Statistics for Industry and services: Production, Orders, Turnover (FSO).
Currently, the FSO does not count all branches in the tertiary sector and, therefore, does not have an overall index of the total revenue for this sector. However, changes in retail are followed on a monthly basis.
Secondary and tertiary sectors: Definitions
The secondary sector covers extractive and manufacturing industries, production and distribution of electricity, gas and water, and construction. The tertiary sector covers services such as retail trade, wholesale trade, restaurants and even telecommunications.