Chambre de Commerce - Fiche d'information pays Dernière mise à jour: 11.08.2021

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  • Steven Koener
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Indicateurs clés

41,277 km2
8,453,550 (July 2021 est.)
Type de gouvernement
federal republic (formally a confederation)
German (or Swiss German) (official) 62.1%, French (official) 22.8%, Italian (official) 8%, English 5.7%, Portuguese 3.5%, Albanian 3.3%, Serbo-Croatian 2.3%, Spanish 2.3%, Romansh (official) 0.5%, other 7.9%; note - German, French, Italian, and Romansh ar
$747.969 billion (2020 est.)
Taux de croissance
-2.9% (2020 est.)



The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. A constitution of 1848, subsequently modified in 1874, replaced the confederation with a centralized federal government. Switzerland's sovereignty and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers, and the country was not involved in either of the two world wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002. Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations but retains a strong commitment to neutrality.

Source:  The CIA World Factbook - Switzerland


Indicateurs macroéconomiques

Growth is projected to become more broad-based during the projection period as the weak domestic economy gradually accelerates. The worldwide recovery will continue to support exports. Inflation will remain subdued and is projected to exceed 1% only at the end of 2019. The large current account surplus will persist.

Monetary policy remains accommodative. With rising consumer price inflation, currently negative policy rates are projected to start to be raised in 2019. The fiscal surplus will gradually decrease as exceptional revenues unwind. Pension reform is becoming increasingly urgent to ensure the system’s financial sustainability. Increasing childcare affordability and availability would remove some constraints on women's full participation in the economy.

Source: OECD - Economic Forecast


IMF Statistics:

Subject descriptor20182019202020212022
Gross domestic product, constant prices
Percent change
Gross domestic product, current prices
U.S. dollars (Billions)
Gross domestic product per capita, current prices
U.S. dollars (Units)
Inflation, average consumer prices
Percent change
Volume of imports of goods and services
Percent change
Volume of exports of goods and services
Percent change
Unemployment rate
Percent of total labor force
Current account balance
U.S. dollars (Billions)
Current account balance
Percent of GDP
Colored cells are estimates

Source: IMF Statistics


Le Luxembourg et le pays

Existing conventions and agreements

Non double taxation agreement 

In order to promote international economic and financial relations in the interest of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg government negotiates bilateral agreements for the avoidance of double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on fortune with third countries.

  • Convention from 21.01.1993 (Memorial 1993, A No.101, p.2125)
  • Effective as of 01.01.1994 (Memorial 1993, A No.101, p.2125)
  • Protocol of Amendment from 25.08.2009 (Memorial 2010, A No.51, p.830)
  • Effective as of 01.01.2011 (Memorial 2010, A No.51, p.830)
  • Protocol of Amendment from 11.07.2012 (Memorial 2013, A No.114, p.1696 )
  • Effective as of 01.01.2011 (Memorial 2013, A No.114, p.1696)

Air Services agreement

  • Agreement from 09.04.1951 (Memorial 1952, p. 1011)
  • Effective as of 02.27.1953 (Memorial 1953, p. 263)

Source: Administration des contributions directes


Plus d'informations

Foreign Trade

The Statec Foreign Trade statistics provide information on the trade of goods - by product and by country. This information is collected respectively through the INTRASTAT declaration and on the basis of customs documents.

You can see the statistics on the website of the Statec.

Contact points in Switzerland

Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Switzerland

Ambassador with residence in Berne: Mr Jean-Claude MEYER

Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Berne
38 Sulgenauweg
CH-3007  Berne 

Tel.: (+41 -31) 311 47 32, (+41 -31) 311 68 76
E-Mail: berne.amb(at)mae.etat.lu ; berne.consulat(at)mae.etat.lu
Website: berne.mae.lu 


Consulate General

Consul General with jurisdiction over the Cantons of Geneva, Vaud, and Valais:

Mr Pierre-Louis LORENZ

13, Chemin de la Rochette
CH-1202 Genève

Tel.: +41 22 91 91 929
Fax: +41 22 91 91 920
E-Mail: geneve.rp(at)mae.etat.lu


Honorary consuls

Honorary Consul with jurisdiction over the Cantons of Basel, Baselland, and Solothurn:

Mr Michael PFEIFER

Aeschenvorstadt 4
BP 1564 
CH-4010 Basel

Tel.: (+41) 58 211 33 40 
E-Mail: mpfeifer(at)vischer.com

Honorary Consul with jurisdiction over the Cantons of Zurich, Glarus, Zoug, Schaffhausen, Appenzell, St.Gallen, Grisons, Aargau, and Thurgau:

Mr Kaspar WENGER 

Baugarten Zürich
Genossenschaft und Stiftung
Fraumünsterstraße 19
8001 Zürich

Tel.: (+41 ) (0) 44 218 80 43
E-Mail: kaspar.wenger(at)baugarten-zuerich.ch 

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg

Business Club Luxemburg-Schweiz

Mr François Muller

Tel: +41 44 366 55 11

Stockerstrasse 42
CH-8002 Zürich

Email: francois@muller-consulting.ch

Web: https://www.businessclub-luxemburg.ch/ 

Economic and Commercial Attaché (FIT)


Konsulat von Belgien
Wirtschaftsvertretung Flanderns
Gartenstrasse 36
CH - 8002 Zürich
Tel.:+41 44 280 34 35
E-mail: zurich(at)fitagency.com 

Source: FIT


Country risk as defined by Office du Ducroire for Switzerland

Ducroire is the only credit insurer covering open account deals in over 200 countries. A rating on a scale from 1 to 7 shows the intensity of the political risk. Category 1 comprises countries with the lowest political risk and category 7 countries with the highest. Macroeconomics experts also assess the repayment climate for all buyers in a country.

Link: Ducroire Office - Country Risk for Switzerland


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