In the first half of the year, the 25 biggest companies in the country upped their turnover by 3 per cent, according to a statement. The mood is overwhelmingly positive in the industrial and construction sectors.
According to the AS statistics, 40 per cent of the 44 industrial and manufacturing companies surveyed in the middle of the year rated the climate as good.
A further 58 per cent were satisfied with the state of their own company. For the autumn quarter, increased order intakes and personnel numbers are forecast overall.
The employment rate also grew significantly in the first half of the year, reaching just under 38,000 people. This equates to a rise of 2.3 per cent over the previous year. In the same period in 2016, employment rose by only 0.8 per cent.
The trend in exports was not so optimistic, with a fall of 2.3 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year. Exports to European countries were down by 1.7 per cent, to Asia by 5.2 per cent and to the USA by 5.3 per cent.
In the banking sector, the three biggest banking groups in Liechtenstein reported net new money inflow of 11.4 billion Swiss francs compared to 4.1 billion francs in the first half of 2016. Client assets under management grew by 19.1 per cent to 272.1 billion francs.