Startup boom: 51,637 company formations make 2023 the top year in the Swiss commercial register

04.01.2024 | from HELP Media AG


04.01.2024, 2023 marks a start-up boom with a record number of 51,637 companies founded in Switzerland. This represents a pleasing increase not only compared to the previous year, when 50,015 companies were registered, but also in a ten-year comparison. These impressive figures illustrate the continuous growth and increasing dynamism in the Swiss business environment.

New entries
The year 2023 ends with an increase of 7% in new companies, with a total of 4,694 new companies being registered. This represents a significant increase compared to the previous month, in which 4,394 new businesses were registered. However, the comparison to the previous year shows a slight decrease of 4%, when there were 4,897 new registrations.

Key figures December 2023

If you look at the total number of new companies founded in 2023, you can see that with 51,637 new companies founded, the record value of 2021 with a total of 50,545 companies founded was exceeded. The difference here is 2%. A look at the last ten years shows the impressive growth of the Swiss corporate landscape. A total of 40,687 new companies were founded in 2013, which is 27% fewer than in 2023.

New company start-ups 10-year comparison

The number of deletions rose again in December 2023 and amounted to 2,827. This corresponds to an increase of 5% compared to the previous month, when 2,689 deletions were registered. A look at the previous year also shows an increase. In December 2022, 2,622 deletions were made, an increase of 8%.

Since 2019, total deletions have continued to decline. A total of 30,721 deletions were registered in 2023, an increase of 10% compared to 2022. This marks a change in the previous downward trend in deletion numbers.

Deletion figures 10-year comparison

The mutations reach a new high at the end of the year. In December 2023, 18,508 companies were mutated, an increase of 5% compared to November 2023, when 17,648 company mutations were registered. Of these, a total of 2,000 companies have decided to liquidate their company in December 2023. However, compared to 2022, there is a slight decrease of 1%. Looking at the annual totals, it is noticeable that mutations have increased steadily since 2017, with the exception of 2021. The ten- year comparison also shows a strong increase of 20%.

Principality of Liechtenstein
The Principality of Liechtenstein can also end 2023 on a positive note. In December 2023 there were 96 new companies founded. This is 85% more than the previous month. However, the mutations have decreased. 888 new mutations were recorded. A decrease of 5% compared to the previous month. The number of deletions increased by 18% compared to the previous month with 104 deletions. The commercial register key figures for Liechtenstein can be accessed at

Andy Rauch, CEO
Telefon 044 240 36 40

--- END press release Startup boom: 51,637 company formations make 2023 the top year in the Swiss commercial register ---


More information and links:

On are published media releases, information from Swiss companies and Swiss authorities.

HELP Media AG on social networks
Facebook X (früher Twitter) Instagram LinkedIn YouTube


Publish your media releases as a subscription and benefit from two free media releases.

Subscription 10 media releases (+2 free)
Subscription now »

Publish media release

To publish your own press release on, click on the following link:

Publish media release now »



Thurgauerstrasse 40, 8050 Zurich

Copyright © 1996-2024 HELP Media AG, CH-8050 Zurich. All statements without guarantee. Terms and Conditions, Terms of Use & Privacy Policy