Swiss Business Activity Statistics
Business Activity Statistics
|Annual Core Retail Sales||6.4||Sep 2008|
|Annual Retail Sales||0.7||Feb 2013|
|Industrial Production||144.69||Q4 2011||+0.97 %|
|SVME PMI||50.2||Apr 2013||+3.93 %|
Business Activity indicators vary country by country, but in general are designed to show monthly trends in national business activity. Indicators common to many countries include retail sales (monthly reports tracking the level of consumer spending) and industrial production (reports showing total value of output for factories, mines, utilities, and so on). These indicators are calculated differently by each country, so cannot be used to compare country to country.