Imports to Switzerland dropped 1.7 percent from a month earlier to CHF 16.9 billion in July 2019, mainly due to lower purchases of chemical and pharmaceutical products (-8.3 percent), vehicles (-3.9 percent), metals (-2.8 percent), and textiles, clothing, footwear (-0.9 percent). On the other hand, imports rose for: machinery and electronics (0.3 percent); jewellery (13.4 percent); food, beverages and tobacco (0.8 percent); and energy products (4.6 percent). Among major trade partners, imports were down from France (-16.8 percent), Belgium (-3.9 percent), Austria (-19.4 percent), Ireland (-33.9 percent), and the US (-1.7 percent), but rose from Germany (0.4 percent), Italy (3.4 percent), Spain (30.4 percent), the Netherlands (2.3 percent), the UK (6.9 percent), the UAE (45.3 percent), China (1.7 percent), and Japan (10.7 percent). Imports in Switzerland averaged 6539.30 CHF million from 1950 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 17714.75 CHF million in January of 2018 and a record low of 273.20 CHF million in February of 1950.

Imports in Switzerland is expected to be 17450.00 CHF million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Switzerland to stand at 19420.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Imports is projected to trend around 21420.00 CHF million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2671.16 3173.56 3313.65 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Current Account 17215.95 15181.70 25032.31 -2851.91 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 10.20 6.70 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
Imports 16926.10 17212.02 17714.75 273.20 CHF million [+]
Exports 19597.25 20385.58 20385.58 245.90 CHF million [+]
External Debt 1837567.60 1827385.90 1841937.30 13293.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 127.67 117.14 127.67 74.27 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -3522.43 20968.67 45027.22 -54755.04 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1088433.00 1061331.00 1088433.00 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2003.00 1620.00 2255.00 600.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 1040.00 1040.00 2590.18 1039.99 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.13 0.27 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 3991.53 3610.62 5003.60 999.10 CHF Million [+]
Weapons Sales 243.00 184.00 530.00 18.00 USD Million [+]

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Switzerland Imports

In 2018, Swiss imports rose the most since 2010 and surpassed the CHF 200 billion mark for the first time despite the global economic uncertainties. Main imports were: chemical and pharmaceutical products (25 percent of total imports), of which medicines (10 percent); machines and electronics (16 percent); vehicles (10 percent); jewellery (8 percent); metals (8 percent); textiles, clothing and shoes (6 percent); food, beverages and tobacco (5 percent) and energy sources (5 percent). Swiss main import partners were: Germany (27 percent of total imports), Italy (9 percent), France (8 percent), China (7 percent), the US (6 percent), Ireland, Austria and the UK (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 August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16926.10 17212.02 17714.75 273.20 1950 - 2019 CHF million Monthly
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