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

Imports to Switzerland edged down 0.1 percent year-on-year to CHF 14.84 billion in July of 2017, due to a decrease in purchases of jewelry and bijouterie (-23.0 percent); vehicles (-18.1 percent), and food, beverages and tobacco (-0.2 percent). In contrast purchases increased for: chemical and pharmaceutical products (7.6 percent); machinery and electronics (6.9 percent); metals (11.2 percent), and textiles, clothing, footwear (9 percent). Among major trade partners, purchases went down from the US (-27.7 percent). In contrast, purchases rose from: China (5.1 percent); Japan (10.5 percent); Singapore (1.5 percent), and EU countries (2.7 percent), mainly Germany (1.4 percent), and Italy (8.0 percent). Imports in Switzerland averaged 6237.65 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 3511.05 2764.50 4774.02 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Exports 18346.67 18799.01 19778.73 245.90 CHF million [+]
Imports 14835.61 16034.52 17348.96 273.20 CHF million [+]
Current Account 11118.00 22023.00 25255.00 -2681.00 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 11.00 11.50 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
External Debt 1705354.00 1721336.40 1721336.40 13293.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 117.41 110.18 119.08 74.27 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 18171.00 18027.00 44260.00 -53640.00 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 833192.60 770570.00 833192.60 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1507.00 1294.00 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 3790.73 3447.52 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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14835.61 16034.52 17348.96 273.20 1950 - 2017 CHF million Monthly