Imports to Switzerland declined 1.8 percent from a month earlier to CHF 16.22 billion in October 2018, as purchases fell for chemical and pharmaceutical products (-10.6 percent), machinery and electronics (-1.2 percent) and vehicles (-1.7 percent). Meanwhile, imports increased for metals (3 percent), jewelry and bijouterie (7.9 percent), and textiles, clothing, footwear (3.5 percent). Among major trade partners, imports from the Euro Area went down 1 percent, namely from Germany (-0.7 percent), Italy (-3.9 percent) and the Netherlands (-8 percent), while those from France and Spain rose 18.4 percent and 8.5 percent, respectively. Also, imports dropped from the US (-4.4 percent), but increased from China (11.7 percent), Japan (38.6 percent) and the UK (0.3 percent). Imports in Switzerland averaged 6424 CHF million from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 17986.09 CHF million in January of 2018 and a record low of 273.20 CHF million in February of 1950.

Imports in Switzerland is expected to be 19050.00 CHF million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Switzerland to stand at 20850.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Imports is projected to trend around 23620.00 CHF million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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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 112.06 115.12 121.41 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 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16221.98 16514.83 17986.09 273.20 1950 - 2018 CHF million Monthly
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