Glimmers of hope for recovery
The Deloitte CFO Survey – first half-year 2021
A clear majority of Swiss CFOs rates the prospects for the Swiss economy over the next 12 months as positive. However, the situation remains fragile, and despite renewed optimism, CFOs are not yet confident there will be an economic boom.
Swiss CFOs hope that the sharp decline in growth seen in 2020 can be offset by a marked recovery. But Switzerland’s economic prospects remain influenced by the pandemic and measures to tackle COVID-19.
CFOs in Switzerland are also optimistic about almost all aspects of their company’s financial outlook. However, not all companies are yet feeling the benefit of the recovery, and the improvements that have occurred are from a low baseline. Nevertheless, one-half of all CFOs expect their company’s revenues to return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year.
Key findings of the Swiss CFO Survey
Summary of the Swiss survey
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About the CFO Survey
The 41st Swiss CFO Survey was conducted online between 2 and 31 March. Despite the unusual circumstances, a total of 125 CFOs participated, representing listed companies as well as privately owned firms from every major sector of the Swiss economy. We would like to thank all participating CFOs for their support in completing the Survey.
This edition also presents the results for selected questions from the European CFO Survey. The results from 19 countries, including Switzerland, have been compiled into a single report. A total of 1,559 CFOs took part in the current European Survey.
- The Deloitte CFO Survey - 2nd half-year 2020
The long road back from the crisis
- The Deloitte CFO Survey - Summer 2020
Switzerland between recession and recovery
- The Deloitte CFO Survey - 1st half-year 2020
Addressing the crisis successfully
- The Deloitte CFO Survey - 2nd half-year 2019
Swiss companies preparing for stormier times
- Deloitte CFO Survey - First half-year 2019
Growth outlook: Switzerland still good, Europe returns to mediocrity
- Deloitte CFO Survey - Second half-year 2018
Is the boom at an end?
- Deloitte CFO Survey - First half-year 2018
Summer in Switzerland: a mini-boom, negative interest rates and skills shortages
- The Deloitte CFO Survey Autumn 2017
- The Deloitte CFO Survey Summer 2017
- The Deloitte CFO Survey Spring 2017
Brighter horizons, but concerns remain
- The Deloitte CFO Survey Winter 2016
A positive outlook for 2017
- The Deloitte CFO Survey Autumn 2016
Higher growth rates back on the horizon