Switzerland Exports  1950-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Exports from Switzerland surged 11.4 percent year-on-year to CHF 18.1 billion in January of 2017, driven by chemical-pharmaceutical products (23.9 percent), machinery and electronics (4.5 percent), precision instruments (1.6 percent), metals (12.2 percent); food, beverages and tobacco (2.1 percent); textiles, clothing and footwear (17.7 percent) and plastic products (0.8 percent). In contrast, outbound shipments fell for: watches (-6.2 percent), jewelry and bijouterie (-8.5 percent), vehicles (-19.3 percent) and paper and graphic products (-0.7 percent). Among major trade partners, sales were higher to: the EU countries (9.0 percent), China (35.0 percent), Japan (12.5 percent), Singapore (6.4 percent), Russia (37.9 percent), the US (34.4 percent), India (6.4 percent), Brazil (45.4 percent), South Africa (26.7 percent) and Australia (1.2 percent). In contrast, sales fell to European countries outside the EU (-5.2 percent), Hong Kong (-8.6 percent) and Taiwan (-4.4 percent). Exports in Switzerland averaged 6339.61 CHF million from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 19778.73 CHF million in October of 2014 and a record low of 245.90 CHF million in January of 1950.

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Switzerland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4733.00 2694.00 4733.00 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Exports 18116.36 16490.36 19778.73 245.90 CHF million [+]
Imports 13383.69 13774.01 17348.96 273.20 CHF million [+]
Current Account 20619.00 19569.00 25255.00 -2681.00 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 11.00 9.00 15.60 -0.60 percent [+]
External Debt 1672899.60 1651514.40 1705185.80 13293.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 113.51 108.76 119.08 74.27 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 37370.73 13137.31 44259.81 -53639.84 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 833192.60 770570.00 833192.60 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1437.00 1770.00 2083.00 600.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 1039.99 1039.99 2590.18 1039.99 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.29 1.35 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 4587.21 3851.17 4725.41 2179.85 CHF Million [+]
Weapons Sales 369.00 342.00 589.00 18.00 USD Million [+]


Switzerland Exports by Category Last
Total 2 (wda) 24887.37 CHF Million Jun/16
Total 2 24273.22 CHF Million Jun/16
Total 2 (trend) 23886.48 CHF Million Jun/16
Total 1 18334.57 CHF Million Sep/16
Total 1 (trend) 17935.89 CHF Million Sep/16
Consumer Goods 11186.90 CHF Million Sep/16
Consumer Goods (trend, Total 1) 10481.03 CHF Million Jun/16
Consumer Goods (trend, Total 2) 10481.03 CHF Million Jun/16
Consumer Goods (total 1, Wda) 10296.91 CHF Million Jun/16
Consumer Goods (total 2, Wda) 10296.91 CHF Million Jun/16
Consumer Goods (total 1) 10214.44 CHF Million Jun/16
Consumer Goods (total 2) 10214.44 CHF Million Jun/16
Pharmaceuticals, Vitamin, Diagnostic P 7114.26 CHF Million Sep/16
Chemical Products (total 1, Wda) 6725.44 CHF Million Apr/15
Chemical Products (trend, Total 1) 6668.83 CHF Million Apr/15
Chemical Products (total 1) 6479.36 CHF Million Apr/15
Investment Goods 4403.50 CHF Million Sep/16
Non-European Countries 4387.40 CHF Million Sep/16
Investment Goods (total 2, Wda) 4188.94 CHF Million Jun/16
Investment Goods (trend, Total 2) 4069.28 CHF Million Jun/16

Switzerland Exports Notes

In 2016, exports reached a record high of CHF 210.7 billion. Main exports were: chemical and pharmaceutical products (45 percent of total exports), of which medicines (19 percent) and immunological products (12 percent); machinery and electronics (15 percent); watches (9 percent); precision instruments (7 percent); metals (6 percent); and jewelry (5 percent). Swiss main export partners are: Germany (19 percent), the US (15 percent), France (7 percent), Italy (6 percent), the UK and China (5 percent each). This page provides the latest reported value for - Switzerland Exports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Switzerland Exports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
18116.36 16490.36 19778.73 245.90 1950 - 2017 CHF million Monthly
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