Added value of an industry analysis
An important factor for the development of companies are sector-specific influences that BAK has been analyzing since 1980. This is about sector-specific forecasts and risk analyzes or the influence of structural relationships or economic policy conditions. In addition to the ongoing analysis of the key sectors from the export sector (life sciences, tourism, MEM, financial services) as well as large domestic industries (retail, construction), model-based forecasts are drawn up for all statistically recorded sectors. The broad model and analysis infrastructure also serves as a starting point for in-depth analyzes of company-specific questions and the development of solutions for companies.
All services at a glance
|Economic significance||For many sectors, the actual significance for value added and employment in the Swiss economy only emerges at second glance, taking into account indirect effects from which other sectors benefit.|
|Growth analyses||How has the industry developed over the past decades and how can the performance be classified in the light of the given framework conditions and across the entire spectrum of industries in Switzerland?|
|Structural analyses||By analysing the various structural characteristics of an industry, a portrait can be sharpened. By examining the most important causes of intra-sector differences, structural change can be better understood and important trends, challenges, opportunities and risks for the future can be derived.|
|Economic policy framework conditions||What influence do (sector-specific) regulatory, legal and political conditions have on the competitiveness and development of the sector? Where could policy makers take action to strengthen Switzerland as a business location for the industry?|
|International comparisons||For industries that have to hold their own in international competition, international comparisons are an important element in determining where they stand. However, a look across borders also makes sense for domestically oriented industries: an analysis of industry counterparts in other countries can be used to identify the relevant governmental framework conditions and draw conclusions with regard to industry-specific success factors (best practice).|
|Forecasts||How should the economic framework conditions and the development of the sector's structural fundamental factors be assessed for the next ten years? What value-added and employment trends can be derived from this and what developments can be expected in the industry under alternative future scenarios?|
|Analyses tailored to customer needs||These services can also be used as a starting point for the analysis of customer-specific needs and questions. BAK would be pleased to get to know these in a personal conversation.|
The four most important Swiss export industries
The four most important Swiss export industries, the life sciences, technology, finance and tourism, are increasingly gaining ground. In order to determine their position, compare it internationally and monitor the development on a regular basis, BAK Economics has launched its own projects:
The life sciences industry has demonstrated its global potential in recent years. With the project «Monitoring Life Sciences Locations», BAK analyzes framework conditions and development of life sciences locations.
It is only when the Swiss technology centers are able to maintain their productivity that the high wage position can be justified. The «Monitoring Technology Locations» project compares the Swiss technology center with the (inter) national competition.
With the «Monitoring Financial Centres» project, BAK examines the key determinants of the financial sector in comparison with the most important (inter) national competitors.
Tourism is a high priority in Switzerland. Especially in peripheral regions, tourism places jobs and income in these often structurally weak areas. The various tourism studies include studies on the importance of tourism, its economic performance and international competitiveness, tourism forecasts as well as structural and economic policy issues.