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

Imports to Switzerland increased by 4.5 percent year-on-year to CHF 13.38 billion in January of 2017, due to chemical-pharmaceutical products (4.4 percent), machinery and electronics (6.5 percent), metals (8.8 percent); textiles, clothing and footwear (12.5 percent); food, beverages and tobacco (6.3 percent), energy carriers (27.6 percent), jewelry and bijouterie (40.5 percent), precision instruments (6.2 percent), plastic products (5.5 percent) and paper and graphic products (2.2 percent). In contrast, imports declined for: vehicles (-23.7 percent) and watches (-2.5 percent). Imports in Switzerland averaged 6169.07 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 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 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13383.69 13774.01 17348.96 273.20 1950 - 2017 CHF million Monthly