Overview economy

Population, economic growth, value added, sectoral structure and employment. Here you can find the most important macroeconomic figures and charts for the business location Basel.


  2010 2016 2017 2018
nominal GDP (CHF billion) 30.2 33.4 33.9 34.9*
nominal GDP (CHF per capita) 163'050 173'751 174'209 180'414*
growth in real GDP per capita 1.9 % 2.2 % 2.8 % 3.7 %*
inflation 0.8 % - 0.2 % 0.8 % 1.1 %

Source: BAK Economics, Statistical Office of the Canton of Basel-Stadt.
* = preliminary figures

Regional economic performance



Gross value added

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Sectoral concentration and productivity

Explanation: The coefficient of localisation is created to analyse the regional specialisations of the industries. It compares the ratio of employed persons of the industry with the average ratio of the sector for total employment. A value higher than 1 indicates that in Basel-Stadt the sector is represented higher than the Swiss average.

Data status 2018.

Source: BAK Economics, Statistical Office of the Canton of Basel-Stadt


Business structure

Workplaces and employment by the size of the workplace

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