Forecast Swiss Construction Industry

Analysis of the most important macroeconomic and demographic factors

Detailed forecasts by main building
Taking into account relevant indicators and influencing factors, real construction investments - broken down into new construction, conversion and renovation - are analysed and forecast at the level of Switzerland as a whole for infrastructure buildings (e.g. educational buildings, social buildings), residential buildings (e.g. single-family and multi-family houses), industrial buildings (e.g. commercial buildings, hotels, factories, warehouses).

In the case of residential buildings, a forecast of the newly constructed apartments is also separated according to single and multi-family houses. All forecasts extend over a period of 6 years.

Detailed regional forecasts
As the volume of construction varies considerably in the individual regions, detailed information is provided on individual parts of the country. The three types of building construction infrastructure, residential and commercial buildings for the following regions are separately analyzed and projected:

Bassin Lémanique (Genève, Vaud)
Espace Mittelland (Bern, Solothurn, Neuchâtel, Fribourg, Jura)
Basel (Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft)
Zurich / Aargau
Central Switzerland (Luzern, Zug, Schwyz, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Uri)
Eastern Switzerland (St. Gallen, Thurgau, Appenzell Innerhoden, Appenzell Ausserhoden, Glarus, Schaffhausen)
Southern Switzerland (Graubünden, Valais, Ticino)

Data supply and special requests are available upon request.



The BAK Economics «Bauprognose» publication provides detailed background information, data and forecasts on the Swiss construction industry.

Contents of the publication

  • Forecast horizons six years
  • Construction investments are analyzed for new construction, conversion and renovation for infrastructure, residential and business buildings
  • Detailed regional evaluation of the main building types
  • Graphics on the historical development of cantonal building investment as well as current cantonal indicators (authorizations and requests) in the appendix

Attractive additional service for subscribers

  • The graphics and tables of the publication are available online.

The publication is published annually at the beginning of September (current version: Schweizer Bauprognose 2019-2025, only available in German).

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