Imports to Switzerland rose 0.5 percent to CHF 16.8 billion in January 2020 from the previous month's year-low, boosted by purchases of chemical & pharmaceutical products (1.5 percent), machines & electronics (0.8 percent) and jewelry (13.1 percent). On the other hand, imports dropped for vehicles (-16.3 percent), fuels (-2.5 percent), metals (-0.1 percent) and textiles, clothes and shoes (-3.1 percent). Imports were down 0.5 percent from the Euro Area, mostly from Germany (-2.0 percent), but increased from France (30.3 percent) and Italy (1.3 percent). Imports rose also from the UK (0.5 percent) and Japan (4.3 percent), while declines were seen from the US (-20.9 percent), China (-1.5 percent) and Singapore (-4.3 percent).

Imports in Switzerland averaged 6613.94 CHF million from 1950 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 17782.30 CHF million in January 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.

Imports in Switzerland is expected to be 18950.00 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 20620.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Imports is projected to trend around 21420.00 CHF million in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Switzerland Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16792.10 16711.84 17782.30 273.20 1950 - 2020 CHF million Monthly
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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 16669.94 16723.15 CHF Million Dec/19
Total 1 (wda) 15718.80 17213.59 CHF Million Dec/19
Consumer Goods 7908.60 8423.60 CHF Million Dec/19
Chemical Products 4092.30 3945.60 CHF Million Dec/19
Investment Goods 3773.90 4373.40 CHF Million Dec/19
Medicine Goods Incl. Sanitary Articles 3088.04 2879.59 CHF Million Dec/19
Raw Materials & Semi Finished Goods 2790.27 3447.60 CHF Million Dec/19
Semi-manufactures & Intermediate Prds. 2689.15 3309.02 CHF Million Dec/19
Machines & Apparatus 2683.99 3190.41 CHF Million Dec/19
Machines & Electronic Equipment 2376.00 2882.50 CHF Million Dec/19
Vehicles 1887.00 1876.30 CHF Million Dec/19
Precision Instruments & Watches 1879.80 2333.10 CHF Million Dec/19
Agriculture & Forestry 1124.10 1279.50 CHF Million Dec/19
Jewelry & Related Articles 958.86 1276.76 CHF Million Dec/19
Personal Automobiles 904.64 913.51 CHF Million Dec/19
Textiles, Wearing Apparel & Shoes 887.06 1040.69 CHF Million Dec/19
Metal Products 873.10 1193.60 CHF Million Dec/19
Chemicals Semi-manufactures 862.26 898.54 CHF Million Dec/19
Commercial Motor Vehicles 829.36 805.23 CHF Million Dec/19
Machines & Devices 805.90 952.96 CHF Million Dec/19

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