Switzerland Imports  1950-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Switzerland decreased 9.1 percent year-on-year to CHF 14.18 billion in April of 2017, due to a decrease in purchases of plastics (-9.5 percent), machinery and electronic (-9 percent), metals (-5.4 percent), watches (-25.4 percent), food, beverages and tobacco (-4.6 percent), chemicals and pharmaceuticals (-15.7 percent), paper and graphic products (-11.5 percent), jewelry and bijouterie (-14.5 percent), and vehicles (-2.3 percent). In contrast, import rose for: energy products (15.2 percent) and textiles, clothing and footwear (2.6 percent). Imports in Switzerland averaged 6202.27 CHF million from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 17348.96 CHF million in October of 2007 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 1968.25 3038.08 4754.87 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Exports 16149.39 19645.75 19778.73 245.90 CHF million [+]
Imports 14181.14 16607.66 17348.96 273.20 CHF million [+]
Current Account 22022.94 20619.00 25255.00 -2681.00 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 11.00 9.00 15.60 -0.60 percent [+]
External Debt 1721336.40 1672899.60 1721336.40 13293.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 111.02 110.48 119.08 74.27 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 18026.84 37370.73 44259.81 -53639.84 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 833192.60 770570.00 833192.60 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1406.00 1247.00 2083.00 600.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 1039.99 1039.99 2590.18 1039.99 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.29 1.35 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 3447.52 4587.21 4725.41 2179.85 CHF Million [+]
Weapons Sales 186.00 437.00 589.00 18.00 USD Million [+]

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Switzerland Imports Notes

In 2016, Switzerland imported mostly: chemical and pharmaceutical products (25 percent of total imports), of which medicines (10 percent); machines and electronics (17 percent); vehicles (11 percent); metals (8 percent); food, beverages and tobacco (6 percent); and textiles, clothing and shoes (5 percent). Swiss main import partners are: Germany (28 percent), Italy (10 percent), the US and France (8 percent each), China (7 percent), and Ireland and Austria (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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14181.14 16607.66 17348.96 273.20 1950 - 2017 CHF million Monthly