Switzerland Imports  1950-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Switzerland fell 1.1 percent from a month earlier to CHF 16.89 billion in August, as purchases dropped for vehicles (-5.6 percent), jewelry and bijouterie (-10.2 percent), metals (-3.3 percent), and textiles, clothing, footwear (-3.0 percent). Meanwhile, imports increased for chemical and pharmaceutical products (6.9 percent), and machinery and electronics (0.7 percent). Among major trade partners, imports from the EU went down 1.5 percent, namely from Germany (-0.9 percent), France (-23.5 percent), Spain (-1.3 percent), and Austria (-6.7 percent) while those from Italy and the Netherlands rose 5.5 percent and 0.2 percent, respectively. Also, imports declined from China (-2.5 percent), but rose from the US (19.8 percent) and Japan (0.3 percent). Imports in Switzerland averaged 6400.11 CHF million from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 17996.46 CHF million in January of 2018 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 1407.94 1171.37 3212.11 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Exports 18294.60 18254.15 18821.29 245.90 CHF million [+]
Imports 16886.66 17082.78 17996.46 273.20 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 116.73 116.91 121.41 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 2217.00 1926.00 2217.00 600.00 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16886.66 17082.78 17996.46 273.20 1950 - 2018 CHF million Monthly
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