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

Imports to Switzerland rose 1.1 percent year-on-year to CHF 13.88 billion in February of 2017, driven by chemicals and pharmaceuticals (10.7 percent), vehicles (28.0 percent) and energy products (32.2 percent). In contrast, import fell for: machinery and electronic (-2.5 percent), metals (-2.5 percent); textiles, clothing and footwear (-2.4 percent), food, beverages and tobacco (-5.3 percent), jewelry and bijouterie (-37.6 percent), plastic products (-8.1 percent), paper and graphic products (-9.6 percent) and watches (-22.2 percent). Imports in Switzerland averaged 6178.64 CHF million from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 17348.96 CHF million in October of 2007 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 3105.00 4830.00 4830.00 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Exports 16986.00 18116.36 19778.73 245.90 CHF million [+]
Imports 13882.00 13383.69 17348.96 273.20 CHF million [+]
Current Account 22022.94 20619.00 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 [+]
Weapons Sales 369.00 342.00 589.00 18.00 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.29 1.35 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 4587.21 3851.17 4725.41 2179.85 CHF Million [+]


Switzerland Imports by Category Last
Total 2 (wda) 21461.38 CHF Million Jun/16
Total 2 (trend) 21090.96 CHF Million Jun/16
Total 2 20868.90 CHF Million Jun/16
Total 1 (trend) 14466.52 CHF Million Sep/16
Total 1 14206.99 CHF Million Sep/16
Total 1 (wda) 13883.68 CHF Million Sep/16
Consumer Goods 7227.20 CHF Million Sep/16
Consumer Goods (trend, Total 1) 7157.27 CHF Million Jun/16
Consumer Goods (trend, Total 2) 7157.27 CHF Million Jun/16
Consumer Goods (total 1) 6725.44 CHF Million Jun/16
Consumer Goods (total 2) 6725.44 CHF Million Jun/16
Consumer Goods (total 1, Wda) 6627.42 CHF Million Jun/16
Consumer Goods (total 2, Wda) 6627.42 CHF Million Jun/16
Investment Goods (total 2, Wda) 3779.69 CHF Million Jun/16
Investment Goods (trend, Total 2) 3755.65 CHF Million Jun/16
Investment Goods (total 2) 3718.06 CHF Million Jun/16
Investment Goods 3435.80 CHF Million Sep/16
Chemical Products 3424.60 CHF Million Sep/16
Raw Materials & Semi Finished Goods 3248.26 CHF Million Sep/16
Semi-manufactures & Intermediate Prds. 3128.84 CHF Million Sep/16

Switzerland Imports Notes

In 2016, Switzerland imported mostly: chemical and pharmaceutical products (25 percent of total imports), of which medicines (10 percent); machines and electronics (17 percent); vehicles (11 percent); metals (8 percent); food, beverages and tobacco (6 percent); and textiles, clothing and shoes (5 percent). Swiss main import partners are: Germany (28 percent), Italy (10 percent), the US and France (8 percent each), China (7 percent), and Ireland and Austria (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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13882.00 13383.69 17348.96 273.20 1950 - 2017 CHF million Monthly