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

Exports from Switzerland inched up 0.2 percent from a month earlier to CHF 18.29 billion in August, driven by increases in sales of watchmaking (1.4 percent), precision instruments (1.6 percent), and metals (1.0 percent). By contrast, there was a decline in exports of chemical and pharmaceutical products (-1.1 percent), machinery and electronics (-0.2 percent), and jewelry and bijouterie (-2 percent). Among major trade partners, exports to the EU increased 2.7 percent, mainly to France (8.4 percent), the Netherlands (8.3 percent), Spain (1.5 percent), and Italy (0.7 percent). In addition, sales rose to Singapore (11.1 percent), Brazil (4.4 percent), and the UAE (8.4 percent). By contrast, exports declined to the US (-1.6 percent), China (-0.8 percent); Japan (-22.6 percent), Hong Kong (-14.4 percent), Canada (-1.8 percent) and Australia (-6.8 percent). Exports in Switzerland averaged 6468.75 CHF million from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 18821.29 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 1407.94 1171.37 3212.11 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Exports 18294.60 18254.15 18821.29 245.90 CHF million [+]
Imports 16886.66 17082.78 17996.46 273.20 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 116.91 117.19 121.41 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 1926.00 1558.00 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 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
18294.60 18254.15 18821.29 245.90 1950 - 2018 CHF million Monthly
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