Switzerland recorded a Current Account surplus of 10.20 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2018. Current Account to GDP in Switzerland averaged 7.71 percent from 1980 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 14.80 percent in 2006 and a record low of -0.60 percent in 1980.

Current Account to GDP in Switzerland is expected to be 9.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Switzerland Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around 8.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Current Account to GDP

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.20 6.70 14.80 -0.60 1980 - 2018 percent Yearly


Switzerland Current Account to GDP
The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes.

Switzerland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2212.14 2357.24 3238.22 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Current Account 18091.41 19214.28 25032.31 -2851.91 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 10.20 6.70 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
Imports 16723.15 16911.93 17704.58 273.20 CHF million [+]
Exports 18935.30 19269.17 20399.45 245.90 CHF million [+]
External Debt 1884597.80 1839891.70 1893047.80 768352.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 120.05 120.29 127.67 74.27 points [+]
Capital Flows 10028.69 2434.09 45027.22 -54755.04 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1295914.40 1088433.00 1295914.40 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1151.00 1607.00 2278.00 600.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 1040.00 1040.00 2590.18 1039.99 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.19 0.13 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 5020.43 4301.75 5020.43 999.10 CHF Million [+]
Weapons Sales 243.00 184.00 530.00 18.00 USD Million [+]