The current account surplus in Switzerland rose to CHF 25.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019 from CHF 14.7 billion a year earlier. This was the largest current account surplus since at least Q1 1972, as the goods surplus went up to CHF 18.3 billion from CHF 16.4 billion, mainly due to higher exports of non-monetary gold; and the services surplus rose to CHF 3.7 billion from CHF 3.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018. Meantime, the primary income balance shifted to a surplus of CHF 6.6 billion compared to a deficit of CHF 2.3 billion and the secondary income gap remained unchanged at CHF 2.8 billion. Considering the full year of 2019, the current account surplus widened to CHF 86 billion from CHF 57 billion a year ago.

Current Account in Switzerland averaged 8175.12 CHF Million from 1972 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 25834.98 CHF Million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and a record low of -2851.91 CHF Million in the first quarter of 2009. This page provides - Switzerland Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Current Account - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2020.

Current Account in Switzerland is expected to be 18200.00 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 19500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Current Account is projected to trend around 17500.00 CHF Million in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Current Account

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
25834.98 20327.21 25834.98 -2851.91 1972 - 2019 CHF Million Quarterly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-21 07:00 AM Q1 CHF 17.2B CHF 15.2B CHF 19.9B
2019-09-20 07:00 AM Q2 CHF 21.3B CHF 20.6B CHF 26.8B
2019-12-20 08:00 AM Q3 CHF 18B CHF 19.2B CHF17.5B
2020-03-23 08:00 AM Q4 CHF 26B CHF 20B CHF 21.8B
2020-06-22 07:00 AM Q1 CHF 26B CHF 18.2B
2020-09-21 07:00 AM Q2 CHF 25.9B
2020-12-18 08:00 AM Q3 CHF 19.1B


News Stream
Switzerland Posts Record Current Account Surplus in Q4
The current account surplus in Switzerland rose to CHF 25.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019 from CHF 14.7 billion a year earlier. This was the largest current account surplus since at least Q1 1972, as the goods surplus went up to CHF 18.3 billion from CHF 16.4 billion, mainly due to higher exports of non-monetary gold; and the services surplus rose to CHF 3.7 billion from CHF 3.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018. Meantime, the primary income balance shifted to a surplus of CHF 6.6 billion compared to a deficit of CHF 2.3 billion and the secondary income gap remained unchanged at CHF 2.8 billion. Considering the full year of 2019, the current account surplus widened to CHF 86 billion from CHF 57 billion a year ago.
2020-03-23
Swiss Current Account Surplus Widens in Q3
The current account surplus in Switzerland increased to CHF 18.1 billion in the third quarter of 2019 from CHF 13.1 billion a year earlier. The goods and services surplus widened to CHF 22 billion from CHF 17.2 billion, mainly due to higher exports of non-monetary gold. Slight increases in exports of telecommunications, computer and information services as well as maintenance and repair services were offset by a decline in receipts from licence fees. Imports also increased for transport services, research and development services, and maintenance and repair services. The primary income deficit narrowed to CHF 1 billion from CHF 1.9 billion, amid lower earnings from direct investment in Switzerland. The secondary income gap widened to CHF 2.9 billion from CHF 2.3 billion, mainly due to higher foreign claim payments by reinsurance companies.
2019-12-20
Swiss Current Account Surplus Narrows in Q2
Switzerland's current account surplus narrowed slightly to CHF 21.3 billion in the second quarter of 2019 from CHF 21.7 billion in the same period last year, as the goods surplus fell to CHF 14.2 billion from CHF 14.5 billion and the primary income surplus declined to CHF 4.6 billion from CHF 4.9 billion. Meanwhile, the services surplus was unchanged at CHF 4.7 billion and the secondary income deficit was flat at CHF 2.3 billion.
2019-09-20
Swiss Current Account Surplus Widens in Q1
The Swiss current account surplus rose to CHF 17.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019 from CHF 16.8 billion in the corresponding period of the previous year. The services surplus widened to CHF 6.8 billion from CHF 5.5 billion a year earlier and the goods surplus was barely unchanged at CHF 16 billion. Meantime, the primary income deficit fell to CHF 2.5 billion from CHF 2.7 billion while the secondary income gap edged up to CHF 3.0 billion from CHF 2.0 billion.
2019-06-21

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).