Switzerland Current Account  1972-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Swiss current account surplus increased to CHF 18.1 billion in the first quarter of 2018 from CHF 12.9 billion in the same period of the previous year. The goods surplus went up significantly to CHF 15.0 billion from CHF 9.2 billion in Q1 2017, due to higher exports of chemical and pharmaceutical products as well as watches; and higher receipts on trading in non-monetary gold. Also, the primary income surplus rose to CHF 0.43 billion from CHF 0.13 billion. In contrast, the services surplus decreased slightly to CHF 5.0 billion from CHF 5.3 billion and the secondary income deficit increased to CHF 2.3 billion from CHF 1.8 billion. Current Account in Switzerland averaged 7907.02 CHF Million from 1972 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 25353.43 CHF Million in the first quarter of 2010 and a record low of -2766.94 CHF Million in the first quarter of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-12-22 08:00 AM Current Account CHF13B CHF18.7B CHF15.1B
2018-03-26 07:00 AM Current Account CHF19.7B CHF13.3B CHF24.2B
2018-06-25 07:00 AM Current Account CHF18.1B CHF19.7B CHF19.5B
2018-09-25 07:00 AM Current Account CHF18.1B CHF20.3B
2018-12-14 08:00 AM Current Account CHF16.2B


Switzerland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 1308.99 1242.54 3247.05 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Exports 18794.15 18714.08 18826.31 245.90 CHF million [+]
Imports 17485.15 17471.54 17987.25 273.20 CHF million [+]
Current Account 18134.28 19679.42 25353.43 -2766.94 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 9.80 9.40 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
External Debt 1829754.10 1796783.40 1829754.10 13293.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 117.19 118.78 121.41 74.27 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 11440.23 578.27 44260.29 -53637.28 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 965478.00 842197.00 965478.00 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1558.00 1316.00 2145.00 600.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 1040.00 1040.00 2590.18 1039.99 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.27 0.29 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 4067.59 3677.75 4971.77 999.10 CHF Million [+]
Weapons Sales 186.00 186.00 589.00 18.00 USD Million [+]

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Switzerland Current Account

Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid). This page provides - Switzerland Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
18134.28 19679.42 25353.43 -2766.94 1972 - 2018 CHF Million Quarterly
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current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -10469.00 Mar/18
Brazil 435.00 Jun/18
Canada -19496.00 Mar/18
China 58.00 Jun/18
Euro Area 4.62 May/18
France -2333.00 Jun/18
Germany 26200.00 Jun/18
India -13000.00 Mar/18
Indonesia -8028.00 Jun/18
Italy 2226.00 May/18
Japan 1175.60 Jun/18
Mexico -6940.80 Mar/18
Netherlands 21821.00 Mar/18
Russia 22300.00 Jun/18
South Korea 7380.00 Jun/18
Spain 2437.00 May/18
Switzerland 18134.28 Mar/18
Turkey -2973.00 Jun/18
United Kingdom -17720.00 Mar/18
United States -124105.00 Mar/18


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