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Annual Report

The Annual Report of the Swiss National Bank, comprising the Accountability Report and the Business and Financial Report, is published at the beginning of April. With the Accountability Report, the National Bank renders account of the fulfilment of its tasks to the Federal Assembly of the Swiss Confederation. The Business and Financial Report requires the approval of the Federal Council and the General Meeting of Shareholders. The Annual Report is published in German, French, Italian and English.

Subscription: free of charge

Quarterly Bulletin

The Quarterly Bulletin has been published in its current form since 1998. It includes the 'Monetary policy report' and the report on 'Business cycle trends' by the SNB regional network, both of which are used by the Governing Board for its quarterly assessment. It also includes special reports such as the 'Exchange rate survey' by the SNB regional network and the 'Chronicle of monetary events'.

The Quarterly Bulletin is available in English, German and French on the SNB website. The 'Business cycle trends' report and a few other special reports, such as the 'Exchange rate survey', are also available in Italian from March 2008 onwards.

Subscription to the printed versions (in German and French only): free of charge

Financial Stability Report

In its Financial Stability Report, the Swiss National Bank presents its assessment of the Swiss banking sector's stability. The Bank publishes this report as part of its contribution to the stability of the financial system – a task assigned to it under the new National Bank Act. In the Financial Stability Report, the National Bank focuses on trends that are observable at the levels of the banking system, the financial markets and the macroeconomic environment. The Financial Stability Report is published in June each year. The report is in English, but German and French summaries are also supplied.

Subscription: free of charge

Swiss National Bank Economic Studies / Swiss National Bank Working Papers

In 2004, within the framework of the two series 'Swiss National Bank Economic Studies' and 'Swiss National Bank Working Papers', the National Bank started publishing economic contributions at irregular intervals. These contributions are published in one language only (German, French or English).

Subscription: free of charge

Monthly Statistical Bulletin

The publication 'Monthly Statistical Bulletin' has been discontinued in September 2015. The relevant data can be consulted and downloaded via the SNB data portal at data.snb.ch. At 'old/new tables' you will find an overview of where the tables from former publications can be found on the new data portal.

Monthly Bulletin of Banking Statistics

The publication 'Monthly Bulletin of Banking Statistics' has been discontinued in January 2016. The relevant data can be consulted and downloaded via the SNB data portal at data.snb.ch. At 'old/new tables' you will find an overview of where the tables from former publications can be found on the new data portal.

Banks in Switzerland

'Banks in Switzerland' provides commented source material on the development of the Swiss banking sector. It is compiled mainly from data submitted by banks and is published annually (in German and French).

Subscription: free of charge

Swiss Financial Accounts

The Swiss Financial Accounts provide information on the scope and structure of financial assets and liabilities between the different domestic economic sectors and between Switzerland and the rest of the world. It is published once a year in autumn (available in German, French and English).

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Swiss Balance of Payments and International Investment Position

The annual report on the balance of payments provides commentaries on transactions between Switzerland and other countries. The balance of payments consists of the current account (trade in goods and services, as well as income), capital transfers and the financial account (net acquisition of financial assets and incurrence of liabilities in direct investment and other investment, and reserve assets). The annual report on Switzerland’s international investment position comments on the stocks of foreign assets and foreign liabilities, as well as Switzerland’s net investment position. The SNB compiles the report on the Swiss balance of payments and international investment position in accordance with IMF guidelines.

From 2015, the balance of payments and international investment position will be published as one combined report.

The report is published once a year in September. It is available on the SNB website in German, French and English.

Subscription for printed publication: free of charge

Direct investment

The report on direct investment provides a commentary on developments in Switzerland’s direct investment abroad as well as foreign direct investment in Switzerland.

The report is published once a year in December. It is available on the SNB website in German, French and English.

Subscription for printed publication: free of charge

Historical time series

In 2007, the Swiss National Bank is celebrating its centenary. It is marking this event by launching a new publication series featuring historical statistical data. Topics have been chosen that are (or have been) important when formulating and implementing monetary policy – both now and in the past. Wherever possible, the historical time series extend back over the past hundred years. The publications also include commentaries on the time series, describing the calculation methods as well as, for some topics, the historical and regulatory background. This helps readers understand and interpret the data, and provides the information required when relating different time series to one another. The publications in the series will be published intermittently. They will be available in German, French and English.

Subscription: free of charge

The Swiss National Bank in brief

This brochure describes in concise form (approximately thirty pages) the monetary policy approach, other major tasks, and the organisation and legal basis of the Swiss National Bank's activities. The brochure is available in German, French, Italian and English.

Subscription: free of charge

'Our National Bank' for schools, colleges and the general public

A tablet app, website and brochure provide easily accessible information about the SNB and its monetary policy, the value of price stability, the history of the minimum exchange rate and much more besides.

These resources are available to schools and the general public in English, German, French and Italian.

Subscription: free of charge

Contact details

Swiss National Bank, Library

E-mail: library@snb.ch

Telephone: +41 58 631 11 50

Postal address: P.O. Box, 8022 Zurich

Address in Zurich: Börsentrasse 10, 1st floor, 8001 Zurich

Address in Berne: Laupenstrasse 18, 2nd floor, 3008 Berne