The Swiss current account surplus rose to CHF 14.6 billion in the third quarter of 2018 from CHF 7.9 billion in the corresponding period of the previous year. The goods surplus widened to CHF 10.5 billion from CHF 9.0 billion and the secondary income deficit narrowed sharply to CHF 2.4 billion from CHF 4.8 billion in Q3 of 2017. In addition, the primary income account posted a surplus of CHF 1.5 billion, compared to a CHF 1.6 billion gap a year earlier. Meanwhile, the services surplus decreased to CHF 5.0 billion from CHF 5.3 billion in the same period of the prior year. Current Account in Switzerland averaged 7988.45 CHF Million from 1972 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 25032.31 CHF Million in the first quarter of 2010 and a record low of -2851.91 CHF Million in the first quarter of 2009.

Current Account in Switzerland is expected to be 25100.00 CHF Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in Switzerland to stand at 21800.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Current Account is projected to trend around 19500.00 CHF Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-26 07:00 AM Current Account CHF19.7B CHF13.3B CHF24.2B
2018-06-25 07:00 AM Current Account CHF18.1B CHF19.7B CHF19.5B
2018-09-24 07:00 AM Current Account CHF22.1B CHF17.4B CHF20.3B
2018-12-21 08:00 AM Current Account CHF14.6B CHF22.7B CHF16.2B
2019-03-25 08:00 AM Current Account CHF14.6B CHF 25.1B
2019-06-21 07:00 AM Current Account CHF 19.9B
2019-09-20 07:00 AM Current Account


Switzerland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 1388.18 1760.24 3268.33 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Current Account 14596.00 22724.00 25032.31 -2851.91 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 9.80 9.40 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
Imports 17474.30 16905.02 17761.35 273.20 CHF million [+]
Exports 18862.47 18665.26 19158.58 245.90 CHF million [+]
External Debt 1841937.30 1838035.30 1841937.30 13293.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 117.27 117.14 121.41 74.27 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 20070.23 11300.52 44260.29 -53637.28 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1088433.00 1061331.00 1088433.00 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1118.00 1572.00 2250.00 600.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 1040.00 1040.00 2590.18 1039.99 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.13 0.27 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 4962.82 4121.43 4971.77 999.10 CHF Million [+]
Weapons Sales 186.00 186.00 589.00 18.00 USD Million [+]

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Switzerland Current Account

Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid). This page provides - Switzerland Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14596.00 22724.00 25032.31 -2851.91 1972 - 2018 CHF Million Quarterly
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Australia -10688.00 Sep/18
Brazil -815.00 Dec/18
Canada -10343.00 Sep/18
China 546.00 Dec/18
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France -1117.00 Dec/18
Germany 21000.00 Dec/18
India -19100.00 Sep/18
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Japan 452.80 Dec/18
Mexico -5081.50 Sep/18
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Russia 38800.00 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 29583.00 Sep/18
Singapore 17796.10 Dec/18
South Africa -176577.00 Sep/18
South Korea 4819.30 Dec/18
Spain 1770.00 Nov/18
Switzerland 14596.00 Sep/18
Turkey -1437.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom -26522.00 Sep/18
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