Imports to Switzerland grew 10.3% to a record high of CHF 19.8 billion in May of 2022, namely chemicals and pharmaceuticals; vehicles; machinery and electronics; metals; vehicles; and textiles and clothing. In contrast, purchases fell for energy. Imports were up from Europe (13.0%), namely Germany (8.0%), Italy (4.3%), French (6.8%), and Asia (10.0%), namely China (3.9%), Japan (1.6%). source: Federal Customs Administration

Imports in Switzerland averaged 6865.52 CHF million from 1950 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 19258.47 CHF million in March of 2022 and a record low of 273.20 CHF million in February of 1950. This page provides - Switzerland Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Imports - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on July of 2022.

Imports in Switzerland is expected to be 18690.00 CHF million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Switzerland Imports is projected to trend around 22640.00 CHF million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Imports



Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade 2023.00 3611.00 CHF Million May 2022
Imports 19839.00 17994.00 CHF million May 2022
Exports 21867.00 21605.00 CHF million May 2022
Terms of Trade 107.32 112.47 points May 2022

Switzerland Imports
In 2019, imports to Switzerland reached a record high of CHF 275 billion despite the global uncertainty surrounding trade disputes and the world economy. Main imports were: natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal, and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin (31 percent of total imports); pharmaceutical products (11 percent); nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (7 percent); vehicles (6 percent); electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (5 percent); organic chemicals (5 percent); mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (3 percent); and optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (3 percent). Germany was the biggest source of imports (21 percent of total imports), followed by Italy (8 percent), France and the US (7 percent each), the UK and China (6 percent each), the UAE (5 percent), Austria and Ireland (3 percent each), Spain, Thailand, the Netherlands, Belgium and Japan (2 percent each).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19839.00 17994.00 19839.00 273.20 1950 - 2022 CHF million Monthly
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Switzerland Imports by Category Last Previous
Total 1 (wda) 20034.93 17888.02 CHF Million May/22
Total 1 19839.44 17777.45 CHF Million May/22
Consumer Goods 10344.30 7803.20 CHF Million May/22
Chemical Products 6026.50 4497.40 CHF Million May/22
Raw Materials & Semi Finished Goods 4873.46 4331.08 CHF Million May/22
Semi-manufactures & Intermediate Prds. 4685.95 4153.27 CHF Million May/22
Medicine Goods Incl. Sanitary Articles 4655.94 3226.17 CHF Million May/22
Investment Goods 4123.50 3764.50 CHF Million May/22
Machines & Apparatus 3227.19 2986.29 CHF Million May/22
Machines & Electronic Equipment 3001.60 2782.20 CHF Million May/22
Precision Instruments & Watches 2324.90 1545.60 CHF Million May/22
Metal Products 1808.60 1572.60 CHF Million May/22
Agriculture & Forestry 1633.50 1500.10 CHF Million May/22
Vehicles 1525.20 1293.50 CHF Million May/22
Energy Products 1265.04 1412.68 CHF Million May/22
Energy 1265.00 1412.70 CHF Million May/22
Jewelry & Related Articles 1204.22 616.91 CHF Million May/22
Chemicals Semi-manufactures 1184.57 1108.08 CHF Million May/22
Semi-manufactures Made of Metal 1162.73 990.33 CHF Million May/22
Machines & Devices 1121.59 1002.76 CHF Million May/22
Textiles, Wearing Apparel & Shoes 1082.37 990.65 CHF Million May/22
Personal Automobiles 868.90 726.98 CHF Million May/22
Clothing & Shoes 851.53 788.77 CHF Million May/22
Leather, Rubber, & Plastic Products 740.60 643.37 CHF Million May/22
Food 695.75 666.89 CHF Million May/22
Building Requisites Goods 505.84 434.40 CHF Million May/22
Production Machines 419.38 374.24 CHF Million May/22
Furnishings 413.62 373.56 CHF Million May/22
Commercial Motor Vehicles 390.46 343.80 CHF Million May/22
Semi-manufactures from Plastic 382.18 338.36 CHF Million May/22
Hospital & Practice Mechanisms 365.87 317.17 CHF Million May/22
Force Production Machines 361.46 331.52 CHF Million May/22
Semi-manufactures For Food Production 360.86 318.11 CHF Million May/22
Measure, Examine & Control Devices 353.79 329.65 CHF Million May/22
Paper, Publishing & Printing 344.99 305.67 CHF Million May/22
Office Machines 306.12 353.51 CHF Million May/22
Earth & Stones 298.88 259.63 CHF Million May/22
Above Ground Construction Goods 295.56 249.14 CHF Million May/22
Transmission Apparatus & Installation 232.48 227.97 CHF Million May/22
Household Articles 211.30 187.18 CHF Million May/22
Road Vehicles 200.87 178.39 CHF Million May/22
Raw Materials 187.51 177.81 CHF Million May/22
Drink & Tobacco 167.88 148.83 CHF Million May/22
Semin-manufactures of Paper 150.49 130.29 CHF Million May/22
Entertainment Electronics 146.13 138.83 CHF Million May/22
Game, Sport & Leisure Devices 140.50 131.16 CHF Million May/22
Handicraft Machine Tools 122.81 111.20 CHF Million May/22
Prints 96.85 89.79 CHF Million May/22
Household Apparatus 77.02 57.92 CHF Million May/22
Air & Spacecraft 60.60 23.30 CHF Million May/22

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