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

Imports edged up 0.1 percent from a month earlier to CHF 17.49 billion in June 2018. An increase in purchases of machinery and electronics (1.5 percent), vehicles (2.9 percent), jewelry and bijouterie (0.6 percent) and metals (1.8 percent); partially offset a decline in imports of chemical and pharmaceutical products (-0.3 percent), textiles, clothing, footwear (-1.8 percent), and food, beverages and tobacco (-3.8 percent). Among major trade partners, imports from the EU went up 1 percent, namely from Germany (2.7 percent), Italy (2.6 percent), the UK (12.7 percent) and Austria (10.5 percent); while those from France and the Netherlands declined 3.7 percent and 9.3 percent respectively. Also, imports rose from the US (6.4 percent) and the UAE (18.5 percent), while those from China fell 1.2 percent. In the second quarter of the year, imports fell 0.4 percent to CHF 51.1 billion. Imports in Switzerland averaged 6373.83 CHF million from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 17987.25 CHF million in January of 2018 and a record low of 273.20 CHF million in February of 1950.

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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 Imports

In 2017, Switzerland imported mostly: chemical and pharmaceutical products (25 percent of total imports), of which medicines (10 percent); machines and electronics (16 percent); vehicles (10 percent); metals (8 percent); jewellery (6 percent); food, beverages and tobacco (6 percent); textiles, clothing and shoes (6 percent); and energy sources (4 percent). Swiss main import partners were: Germany (28 percent of total imports), Italy (10 percent), France (8 percent), China and the US (7 percent each), Austria and Ireland (4 percent each). This page provides - Switzerland Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17485.15 17471.54 17987.25 273.20 1950 - 2018 CHF million Monthly
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