Imports to Switzerland rose by 3.3 percent from a month earlier to CHF 15.28 billion in January 2021, led by chemical & pharmaceutical products, machines and electronics, and metals. Imports were up from the EU, the UK, China, and Singapore. source: Federal Customs Administration

Imports in Switzerland averaged 6711.99 CHF million from 1950 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 17738.68 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 February of 2021.

Imports in Switzerland is expected to be 15620.00 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 17700.00 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
15279.00 14794.00 17738.68 273.20 1950 - 2021 CHF million Monthly
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Switzerland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 3584.00 3102.00 4091.95 -1478.68 CHF Million [+]
Current Account 8778.45 13130.51 25242.98 -3125.98 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 10.90 8.60 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
Imports 15279.00 14794.00 17738.68 273.20 CHF million [+]
Exports 18863.00 17895.00 20663.91 245.90 CHF million [+]
External Debt 2008375.70 1977691.00 2008375.70 768352.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 117.74 116.48 127.67 74.27 points [+]
Capital Flows 12731.07 1463.33 58151.60 -67462.49 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1369627.00 1358873.80 1369627.00 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 422.00 949.00 2284.00 51.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 1040.00 1040.00 2590.18 1039.99 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.29 0.19 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 2386.11 885.98 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 15278.93 14585.88 CHF Million Jan/21
Total 1 (wda) 14547.83 13756.86 CHF Million Jan/21
Consumer Goods 7142.30 7742.90 CHF Million Jan/21
Chemical Products 4109.50 3891.90 CHF Million Jan/21
Investment Goods 3226.30 3508.70 CHF Million Jan/21
Medicine Goods Incl. Sanitary Articles 3164.90 3020.56 CHF Million Jan/21
Raw Materials & Semi Finished Goods 3046.64 2739.25 CHF Million Jan/21
Semi-manufactures & Intermediate Prds. 2928.24 2624.96 CHF Million Jan/21
Machines & Apparatus 2555.67 2732.79 CHF Million Jan/21
Machines & Electronic Equipment 2414.70 2482.00 CHF Million Jan/21
Precision Instruments & Watches 1276.20 1389.10 CHF Million Jan/21
Vehicles 1203.40 1707.80 CHF Million Jan/21
Agriculture & Forestry 1102.50 1217.00 CHF Million Jan/21
Metal Products 1024.70 876.50 CHF Million Jan/21
Textiles, Wearing Apparel & Shoes 913.12 977.94 CHF Million Jan/21
Machines & Devices 796.37 824.45 CHF Million Jan/21
Chemicals Semi-manufactures 776.98 714.06 CHF Million Jan/21
Clothing & Shoes 718.04 784.08 CHF Million Jan/21
Personal Automobiles 634.57 1023.77 CHF Million Jan/21
Semi-manufactures Made of Metal 609.09 484.57 CHF Million Jan/21

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