The Swiss current account surplus widened to CHF 22.1 billion in the second quarter of 2018 from CHF 20.4 billion in the same period of the previous year. The goods surplus increased to CHF 15.2 billion from CHF 14.2 billion in Q2 2017, mostly due to higher exports of chemical and pharmaceutical products. Also, the services surplus advanced to CHF 4.6 billion from CHF 4.1 billion and the primary income surplus rose to CHF 4.8 billion from CHF 4.5 billion. On the other hand, the secondary income deficit went up to CHF 2.5 billion from CHF 2.4 billion. Current Account in Switzerland averaged 7988.45 CHF Million from 1972 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 25032.31 CHF Million in the first quarter of 2010 and a record low of -2851.91 CHF Million in the first quarter of 2009.

Current Account in Switzerland is expected to be 25100.00 CHF Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in Switzerland to stand at 17014.68 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Current Account is projected to trend around 19500.00 CHF Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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
2018-09-24 07:00 AM Current Account CHF22.1B CHF17.4B CHF20.3B
2018-12-14 08:00 AM Current Account CHF22.1B CHF16.2B


Switzerland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2637.00 1272.74 3354.86 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Exports 18858.98 17787.57 18858.98 245.90 CHF million [+]
Imports 16221.98 16514.83 17986.09 273.20 CHF million [+]
Current Account 22143.83 17434.59 25032.31 -2851.91 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 9.80 9.40 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
External Debt 1838035.30 1829754.10 1838035.30 13293.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 115.12 116.73 121.41 74.27 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 11300.52 11440.23 44260.29 -53637.28 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 965478.00 842197.00 965478.00 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1958.00 2250.00 2250.00 600.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 1040.00 1040.00 2590.18 1039.99 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.27 0.29 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 4121.43 4067.59 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
22143.83 17434.59 25032.31 -2851.91 1972 - 2018 CHF Million Quarterly
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