Facts and figures

Key figures

6 x
more value today compared to its launch 30 years ago.
9611.61 points
is the all-time high reached on 9 January 2018. The SMI reached its all-time low of 1,287.6 points on 14 January 1991.
No. 1 & 2 in Europe
the highest capitalized companies are Nestlé and Novartis. And with Roche, three SMI stocks are in Europe’s top 5.
11.7 billion
Swiss francs are invested in SMI-based ETFs and derivatives.
12 million
index options and futures contracts were traded on the SMI in 2017.
16,000 structured products
were launched on the SMI in 2017, making it one of the ten most used baseline values in Europe.
20 companies
are contained in the SMI. Before the number was limited to 20, it fluctuated between 18 and 29.
stock market capitalization and trading volume are used equally as a basis for selecting SMI stocks.
10 bedrocks
composition. They derive from 17 stocks that made up the original composition in 1988.


Composition 1988 & today

  SMI 1988 SMI today
Number of titles 24 20

Adia I


Ciba Geigy I

Ciba Geigy PS

Elektrowatt I

Hoffmann-La-Roche GS

Holderbank I

Jacobs Suchard I

Nestlé I

Nestlé PS

Oerlikon-Bührle I

Pargesa I

Pirelli I

Rückversicherung PS

Sandoz PS





Schweiz. Kreditanstalt I

Schweiz. Volksbank StN

Swissair I

Winterthur I

Zurich I

ABB Ltd N                    

Adecco N                     

CS Group N                   

Geberit N                    

Givaudan N                   

Julius Baer N                

LafargeHolcim N              

Lonza N                      

Nestle N                     

Novartis N                   

Richemont N                  

Roche GS                     

SGS N                        

Sika I                       

Swatch Group I               

Swiss Life Holding AG N      

Swiss Re N                   

Swisscom N                   

UBS Group N

Zurich Insurance N    

You can find further facts & figures on the SMI on the website of SIX and in the SMI Factsheet.