According to the first edition 2019 of the online publication “Aktuelle Entwicklung” [current trends] published by the Office of Statistics of the Principality of Liechtenstein (AS), in 2019 Liechtenstein’s direct exports of goods rose year on year by 8.5% to goods with a value of 3.658 billion Swiss francs. In the case of imports an increase of 0.6% to goods worth 2.015 billion francs was registered. At the same time, overnight stays went up by 7.0% to 161,105. On the other hand, in the same period projected building costs fell by 19.2% to 455.5 million francs. Registration figures for motor vehicles were also down 6.5% on last year with 2461 new registrations.
Liechtenstein’s permanent resident population increased last year by 0.9% to 38,201 persons. 19,158 of them were employed, an increase of 1.5% compared to 2017. In 2018, the 12,961 foreigners accounted for around a third of the total permanent resident population. Compared with 2017 the number of foreigners rose by 1.3%. As in previous years, Swiss citizens (3646 persons) made up the largest group of foreign nationals in Liechtenstein in 2018.