Switzerland Exports  1950-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Exports from Switzerland decreased by 4.2 percent from the previous month to CHF 18.94 billion in January 2018, mainly due to lower sales of: chemical and pharmaceutical products (-5.3 percent); machinery and electronics (-1.8 percent); precision instruments (-3.2 percent); jewelry and bijouterie (-13.7 percent); and food and beverages (-7.4 percent). In contrast, exports of watches increased by 4.1 percent. Among major trade partners, exports declined to the US (-7.5 percent); and the EU (-5.4 percent), mainly Germany (-1.1 percent), France (-7.6 percent) and Italy (-6.2 percent). Meanwhile, sales went up to Japan (21.3 percent), China (4 percent) and Hong Kong (3 percent). Exports in Switzerland averaged 6514.75 CHF million from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 19765.35 CHF million in December of 2017 and a record low of 245.90 CHF million in January of 1950.

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Switzerland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 1323.45 3374.11 4232.74 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Exports 18936.88 19765.35 19765.35 245.90 CHF million [+]
Imports 17613.43 16391.24 17613.43 273.20 CHF million [+]
Current Account 13029.77 18722.38 25353.43 -2766.94 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 11.00 11.50 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
External Debt 1755869.00 1712708.00 1755869.00 13293.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 119.83 109.46 119.83 74.27 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 5130.76 18494.10 44260.29 -53637.28 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 965478.00 842197.00 965478.00 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1076.00 1554.00 2138.00 600.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 1040.00 1039.99 2590.18 1039.99 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.27 0.29 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 4942.59 4175.95 4942.59 999.10 CHF Million [+]
Weapons Sales 186.00 437.00 589.00 18.00 USD Million [+]

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Switzerland Exports

In 2017, Swiss exports reached a record high of CHF 220 billion. Main exports were: chemical and pharmaceutical products (45 percent of total exports), of which medicines (18 percent) and immunological products (13 percent); machinery and electronics (15 percent); watches (9 percent); precision instruments (7 percent); metals (6 percent); and jewelry (5 percent). Swiss main export partners were: Germany (19 percent of total exports), the US (15 percent), France and Italy (6 percent each), China and the UK (5 percent each). This page provides the latest reported value for - Switzerland Exports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Switzerland Exports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
18936.88 19765.35 19765.35 245.90 1950 - 2018 CHF million Monthly
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