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

Imports to Switzerland rose 11.1 percent year-on-year to CHF 17 billion in October of 2017, boosted by an increase in purchases of chemical and pharmaceutical products (0.1 percent); machinery and electronics (5.9 percent); vehicles (5.2 percent); food, beverages and tobacco (8.7 percent); metals (22.5 percent); textiles, clothing, footwear (12 percent), and jewelry and bijouterie (73.9 percent). Among major trade partners, purchases went up from China (11.3 percent); the EU (9.2 percent), mainly from Germany (15.2 percent), France (30.9 percent), and Italy (11 percent). In contrast, purchases fell from Japan (-45.4 percent); Hong Kong (26.2 percent), and the US (-3.3 percent). Imports in Switzerland averaged 6272.62 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 2333.39 2814.83 4774.95 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Exports 19332.75 18329.36 19778.73 245.90 CHF million [+]
Imports 16999.37 15514.54 17348.96 273.20 CHF million [+]
Current Account 18748.00 12055.00 25353.00 -2767.00 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 11.00 11.50 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
External Debt 1712708.00 1705354.00 1721336.40 13293.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 108.21 114.71 119.08 74.27 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 12428.00 12832.00 44260.00 -53637.00 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 833192.60 770570.00 833192.60 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1876.00 2110.00 2138.00 600.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 1039.99 1039.99 2590.18 1039.99 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.27 0.29 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 4175.95 3929.05 4852.69 999.10 CHF Million [+]
Weapons Sales 186.00 437.00 589.00 18.00 USD Million [+]

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Switzerland Imports

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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16999.37 15514.54 17348.96 273.20 1950 - 2017 CHF million Monthly