Imports to Switzerland dropped 1.2 percent from a month earlier to CHF 17.4 billion in February 2019, dragged by purchases of chemical and pharmaceutical products (-1.1 percent); machinery and electronics (-1.9 percent); vehicles (-4.1 percent); jewellery (-5.1 percent); metals (-0.5 percent); textiles, clothing, footwear (-2.3 percent); and food, beverages and tobacco (-2.3 percent). Among major trade partners, imports decreased from China (-13.8 percent), Japan (-11.6 percent), the UAE (-50.7 percent), Spain (-1.3 percent), Ireland (-5.5 percent) and Austria (-19.3 percent). Meanwhile, imports increased from Germany (1.4 percent), France (3.6 percent), Italy (2.8 percent), the UK (75 percent), the Netherlands (3.9 percent) and the US (1.2 percent). Imports in Switzerland averaged 6475.32 CHF million from 1950 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 17759.64 CHF million in January of 2018 and a record low of 273.20 CHF million in February of 1950.

Imports in Switzerland is expected to be 17670.00 CHF million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Switzerland to stand at 21450.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Imports is projected to trend around 24820.00 CHF million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2037.56 1389.99 3268.12 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Current Account 14596.00 22724.00 25032.31 -2851.91 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 9.80 9.40 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
Imports 17359.34 17569.30 17759.64 273.20 CHF million [+]
Exports 19396.90 18959.28 19396.90 245.90 CHF million [+]
External Debt 1841937.30 1838035.30 1841937.30 13293.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 120.28 117.27 121.41 74.27 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 20070.23 11300.52 44260.29 -53637.28 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1088433.00 1061331.00 1088433.00 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1118.00 1572.00 2250.00 600.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 1040.00 1040.00 2590.18 1039.99 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.13 0.27 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 4962.82 4121.43 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 2018, Swiss imports rose the most since 2010 and surpassed the CHF 200 billion mark for the first time despite the global economic uncertainties. Main imports were: chemical and pharmaceutical products (25 percent of total imports), of which medicines (10 percent); machines and electronics (16 percent); vehicles (10 percent); jewellery (8 percent); metals (8 percent); textiles, clothing and shoes (6 percent); food, beverages and tobacco (5 percent) and energy sources (5 percent). Swiss main import partners were: Germany (27 percent of total imports), Italy (9 percent), France (8 percent), China (7 percent), the US (6 percent), Ireland, Austria and the UK (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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17359.34 17569.30 17759.64 273.20 1950 - 2019 CHF million Monthly
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