Imports to Switzerland rose 1.9 percent from a month earlier to CHF 15.2 billion in September 2020. Purchases increased for pharmaceutical products (13.3 percent), vehicles (22.6 percent), metals (0.6 percent), textiles and footwear (3.1 percent), and precision instruments (2 percent). Imports were up from the Euro Area (5.1 percent), Japan (31.3 percent), Singapore (4.4 percent), but were down from China (-0.5 percent), the US (-9.7 percent), and the UK (-15.4 percent).

Imports in Switzerland averaged 6680.98 CHF million from 1950 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 17737.42 CHF million in June of 2018 and a record low of 273.20 CHF million in February of 1950. This page provides - Switzerland Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Imports - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2020.

Imports in Switzerland is expected to be 14780.00 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 16500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Imports is projected to trend around 18420.00 CHF million in 2021 and 21520.00 CHF million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15235.00 14953.00 17737.42 273.20 1950 - 2020 CHF million Monthly
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Switzerland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2673.00 3298.00 4153.71 -1478.68 CHF Million [+]
Current Account 9877.53 14534.75 25242.98 -3125.98 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 10.20 6.70 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
Imports 15235.00 14953.00 17737.42 273.20 CHF million [+]
Exports 17908.00 18251.00 20688.52 245.90 CHF million [+]
External Debt 1977691.00 1938247.20 1977691.00 768352.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 117.46 126.18 127.67 74.27 points [+]
Capital Flows 8721.81 4034.20 44347.68 -31816.47 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1295914.40 1088433.00 1295914.40 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1540.00 716.00 2284.00 51.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 1040.00 1040.00 2590.18 1039.99 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.19 0.13 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 885.98 3611.34 5020.43 885.98 CHF Million [+]
Weapons Sales 243.00 184.00 530.00 18.00 USD Million [+]


Switzerland Imports
In 2019, imports to Switzerland reached a record high of CHF 275 billion despite the global uncertainty surrounding trade disputes and the world economy. Main imports were: natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal, and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin (31 percent of total imports); pharmaceutical products (11 percent); nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (7 percent); vehicles (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 (5 percent); organic chemicals (5 percent); mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (3 percent); and optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (3 percent). Germany was the biggest source of imports (21 percent of total imports), followed by Italy (8 percent), France and the US (7 percent each), the UK and China (6 percent each), the UAE (5 percent), Austria and Ireland (3 percent each), Spain, Thailand, the Netherlands, Belgium and Japan (2 percent each).
Switzerland Imports by Category Last Previous
Total 1 15234.77 14914.47 CHF Million Sep/20
Total 1 (wda) 15043.83 13305.79 CHF Million Sep/20
Consumer Goods 7982.90 6919.70 CHF Million Sep/20
Chemical Products 4047.70 3421.40 CHF Million Sep/20
Investment Goods 3738.80 3048.80 CHF Million Sep/20
Raw Materials & Semi Finished Goods 3274.95 2789.81 CHF Million Sep/20
Semi-manufactures & Intermediate Prds. 3138.44 2670.01 CHF Million Sep/20
Medicine Goods Incl. Sanitary Articles 3078.23 2568.01 CHF Million Sep/20
Machines & Apparatus 2810.08 2452.07 CHF Million Sep/20
Machines & Electronic Equipment 2529.80 2245.10 CHF Million Sep/20
Vehicles 1705.40 1064.40 CHF Million Sep/20
Precision Instruments & Watches 1497.50 1659.80 CHF Million Sep/20
Agriculture & Forestry 1252.70 1078.10 CHF Million Sep/20
Metal Products 1153.80 931.80 CHF Million Sep/20
Textiles, Wearing Apparel & Shoes 1141.41 946.02 CHF Million Sep/20
Personal Automobiles 966.82 609.70 CHF Million Sep/20
Machines & Devices 926.09 777.98 CHF Million Sep/20
Clothing & Shoes 914.11 749.29 CHF Million Sep/20
Chemicals Semi-manufactures 802.45 707.35 CHF Million Sep/20
Semi-manufactures Made of Metal 645.32 495.40 CHF Million Sep/20

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