Imports to Switzerland dropped 2.3% from a month earlier to a three-month low of CHF 16.4 billion in October 2021 on lower purchases of chemicals and pharmaceutical products (-11.4%), food and beverages (-2.0%), vehicles (-9.4%) and plastics (-0.3%). Imports declined from the EU (-4.4%), Japan (-13.9%), and Singapore (-15.2%) but increased from China (4.1%), the US (6.4%), and the UK (5.2%). source: Federal Customs Administration

Imports in Switzerland averaged 6822.14 CHF million from 1950 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 17624.11 CHF million in June of 2018 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 December of 2021.

Imports in Switzerland is expected to be 17900.00 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 19520.00 CHF million in 2022 and 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 4409.00 4328.00 CHF Million Oct/21
Imports 16416.00 16804.00 CHF million Oct/21
Exports 20825.00 21132.00 CHF million Oct/21
Terms of Trade 110.51 118.25 points Oct/21
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).

Switzerland Imports by Category Last Previous
Total 1 (wda) 17420.35 16665.91 CHF Million Oct/21
Total 1 16415.84 16709.40 CHF Million Oct/21
Consumer Goods 7995.30 8197.00 CHF Million Oct/21
Chemical Products 4179.10 4688.80 CHF Million Oct/21
Raw Materials & Semi Finished Goods 4007.04 4203.90 CHF Million Oct/21
Investment Goods 3873.30 3990.00 CHF Million Oct/21
Semi-manufactures & Intermediate Prds. 3848.93 4052.80 CHF Million Oct/21
Machines & Apparatus 3041.40 3017.60 CHF Million Oct/21
Medicine Goods Incl. Sanitary Articles 3010.91 3445.56 CHF Million Oct/21
Machines & Electronic Equipment 2839.40 2795.10 CHF Million Oct/21
Precision Instruments & Watches 1797.10 1612.10 CHF Million Oct/21
Metal Products 1465.70 1504.50 CHF Million Oct/21
Agriculture & Forestry 1372.20 1377.50 CHF Million Oct/21
Vehicles 1301.10 1464.50 CHF Million Oct/21
Textiles, Wearing Apparel & Shoes 1069.85 1091.92 CHF Million Oct/21
Chemicals Semi-manufactures 994.42 1072.75 CHF Million Oct/21
Machines & Devices 988.45 1033.30 CHF Million Oct/21
Semi-manufactures Made of Metal 885.51 916.24 CHF Million Oct/21
Clothing & Shoes 872.68 883.79 CHF Million Oct/21
Jewelry & Related Articles 797.52 610.71 CHF Million Oct/21

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