Exports from Switzerland rose 4.6 percent from a month earlier to CHF 19.6 billion in January 2020, led by chemical & pharmaceutical products (8.6 percent), watches (5.6 percent), precision instruments (0.2 percent) and jewelry (8.9 percent). Among key trade partners, exports were up to the Euro Area (10.5 percent), in particular Germany (7.3 percent), France (14.8 percent), Italy (1.8 percent) and Austria (46.1 percent). Sales also rose to the UK (1.5 percent), the US (7.2 percent) and Japan (1.6 percent), but fell sharply to China (-32.7 percent).

Exports in Switzerland averaged 6725.92 CHF million from 1950 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 20383.12 CHF million in June of 2019 and a record low of 245.90 CHF million in January of 1950. 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.

Exports in Switzerland is expected to be 22720.00 CHF million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in Switzerland to stand at 23200.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Exports is projected to trend around 23900.00 CHF million in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19602.05 18747.30 20383.12 245.90 1950 - 2020 CHF million Monthly

Switzerland Exports
In 2019, Swiss exports reached an all-time high of CHF 312 billion despite the global uncertainty surrounding trade disputes and the world economy. Main exports were: pharmaceutical products (26 percent of total exports); natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal, and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin (25 percent); nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (7 percent); organic chemicals (7 percent); clocks and watches and parts thereof (7 percent); optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (6 percent); electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (4 percent); and plastics and articles thereof (2 percent). Germany was the largest destination of Swiss shipments (15 percent of total exports), followed by the US (14 percent), the UK (9 percent), China (7 percent), France and India (6 percent each), Italy (5 percent), Hong Kong, Japan and Spain (3 percent each), Austria, Singapore, the Netherlands and Belgium (2 percent each).

Switzerland Exports by Category Last Previous
Total 1 19602.05 18664.02 CHF Million Jan/20
Consumer Goods 13393.60 10360.20 CHF Million Jan/20
Non-European Countries 4806.00 4076.30 CHF Million Jan/20
Investment Goods 3802.60 4094.60 CHF Million Jan/20
Raw Materials & Semi Finished Goods 3278.70 2574.90 CHF Million Jan/20
Watches & Clocks 1786.10 1725.90 CHF Million Jan/20
Precision Instruments 1357.00 1297.90 CHF Million Jan/20
Basic Metals 1073.70 875.40 CHF Million Jan/20
Metal Goods 809.36 683.80 CHF Million Jan/20
Jewelry & Related Articles 775.76 703.28 CHF Million Jan/20
Food Products, Beverage & Tobacco 697.81 691.46 CHF Million Jan/20
Raw & Raw Materials 576.07 392.71 CHF Million Jan/20
Electrical, Electronic Articles 570.28 553.26 CHF Million Jan/20
Vehicles 441.27 384.57 CHF Million Jan/20
Rubber & Plastic 282.03 218.77 CHF Million Jan/20
Wearing Apparel 242.95 227.79 CHF Million Jan/20
Generation of Current, Electric Motors 231.36 194.16 CHF Million Jan/20
Metal Working Machines 224.70 316.34 CHF Million Jan/20
Clothing 204.34 194.09 CHF Million Jan/20
Unformed Synthetic Material 189.31 129.14 CHF Million Jan/20

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