Imports to Switzerland increased 3.4 percent from a month earlier to CHF 17.6 billion in August 2019, mainly due to higher purchases of chemical and pharmaceutical products (2.5 percent), vehicles (3.1 percent); jewellery (22.8 percent); and energy products (3.2 percent). On the other hand, imports dropped for: machinery and electronics (-1.9 percent); food, beverages and tobacco (-1.9 percent); metals (-3.0 percent), and textiles, clothing, footwear (-5.9 percent). Among major trade partners, imports were up from Germany (0.8 percent), France (19.7 percent), Belgium (14.4 percent), Austria (25.3 percent), the UK (11.7 percent), Spain (0.8 percent), the Middle East (2.8 percent), China (8.7 percent), and the US (2.9 percent). Still, purchases decreased from Italy (-12.4 percent), the Netherlands (-7.1 percent), and Japan (-19.9 percent). Imports in Switzerland averaged 6552.55 CHF million from 1950 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 17708.65 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 17450.00 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 19420.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Imports is projected to trend around 21420.00 CHF million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 1152.71 2582.24 3302.89 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Current Account 21272.85 20553.43 25032.31 -2851.91 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 10.20 6.70 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
Imports 17579.05 16995.39 17708.65 273.20 CHF million [+]
Exports 18731.77 19577.64 20381.94 245.90 CHF million [+]
External Debt 1837567.60 1827385.90 1841937.30 13293.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 121.59 127.67 127.67 74.27 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 5849.35 -2299.83 45027.22 -54755.04 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1088433.00 1061331.00 1088433.00 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2003.00 1620.00 2255.00 600.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 1040.00 1040.00 2590.18 1039.99 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.13 0.27 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 4301.75 3949.18 4946.97 999.10 CHF Million [+]
Weapons Sales 243.00 184.00 530.00 18.00 USD Million [+]

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Switzerland Imports

In 2018, Swiss imports rose the most since 2010 and surpassed the CHF 200 billion mark for the first time despite the global economic uncertainties. Main imports were: chemical and pharmaceutical products (25 percent of total imports), of which medicines (10 percent); machines and electronics (16 percent); vehicles (10 percent); jewellery (8 percent); metals (8 percent); textiles, clothing and shoes (6 percent); food, beverages and tobacco (5 percent) and energy sources (5 percent). Swiss main import partners were: Germany (27 percent of total imports), Italy (9 percent), France (8 percent), China (7 percent), the US (6 percent), Ireland, Austria and the UK (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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17579.05 16995.39 17708.65 273.20 1950 - 2019 CHF million Monthly
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