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

Imports slumped 3.4 percent year-on-year to CHF 16.56 billion in April 2018, dragged by lower purchases of: chemical and pharmaceutical products (-16.6 percent); machinery and electronics (-0.2 percent); and vehicles (-17.2 percent). In contrast, imports went up for: jewelery and bijouterie (17.7 percent); metals (1.3 percent); and textiles, clothing, footwear (8.6 percent). Among major trade partners, imports from the EU went down 4.2 percent, in particular from the UK (-22.6 percent), Germany (-0.3 percent), Italy (-2.7 percent) and France (-6.5 percent). Also, imports from the US declined 28.2 percent, while those from China and Singapore increased 8.4 percent and 46.5 percent respectively. Imports in Switzerland averaged 6346.32 CHF million from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 17922.55 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 2798.79 2248.09 4241.40 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Exports 19358.57 19393.33 19800.55 245.90 CHF million [+]
Imports 16559.79 17145.24 17922.55 273.20 CHF million [+]
Current Account 19679.42 13307.09 25353.43 -2766.94 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 9.80 9.40 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
External Debt 1796783.40 1755869.00 1796783.40 13293.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 118.08 113.52 121.41 74.27 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 578.27 -147.62 44260.29 -53637.28 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 965478.00 842197.00 965478.00 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1513.00 1301.00 2145.00 600.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 1040.00 1040.00 2590.18 1039.99 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.27 0.29 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 3677.75 4971.77 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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16559.79 17145.24 17922.55 273.20 1950 - 2018 CHF million Monthly
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