Switzerland - EducationSwitzerland - Education
OverviewSwiss public spending on education above OECD averages and strong purchasing power offer opportunities for U.S. companies in the education sector. Switzerland’s decentralized educational system devolves many purchasing decisions to the cantons and municipalities. Regional, linguistic and cultural differences play an important role in the procurement of goods and services related to education.
|(In million USD)||2014||2015||2016||2017 (Estimated)|
|Total Local Production1||3,679||3,797||3,844||3,921|
|Imports from the US2||14||14||16||17|
|Total Market Size||4,148||4,208||4,254||4,343|
|Exchange Rates Applied||0.915||0.963||0.985||0.985|
1Swiss gross value-added in the education and training sector per: https://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/de/home/statistiken/volkswirtschaft/volkswirtschaftliche-gesamtrechnung/produktionskonto.assetdetail.3322008.html. 2017 estimate is based on a 2% growth assumption.
2Goods include instruments for demonstrational purposes (HS Code 9023) and printed books (HS Code 4901).
Leading Sub-SectorsEducational travel (amounting to about $60 million per year according to https://www.bea.gov/international/). Switzerland imports $39 million annually in instruments designed for demonstrational purposes (HS Code 9023).
OpportunitiesOpportunities for U.S. companies exist in education technology, software, instruments for demonstrational purposes, and educational travel.
Web ResourcesWebsite on the Swiss educational system: http://www.edk.ch/dyn/11910.php
Swiss Trade Fair on education (Swissdidac / Worlddidac): https://worlddidac.org/exhibitions/worlddidac-swissdidac-bern-switzerland/
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