Imports to Switzerland rose 9.8 percent from a month earlier to CHF 13.64 billion in May 2020. Purchases increased for machines & electronics (9.9 percent), metals (8.5 percent), jewellery (33 percent) and vehicles (66.2 percent). Among key trading partners, imports were up from the Euro Area (12.1 percent), in particular from Germany (7.2 percent), Italy (31.9 percent), France (18.2 percent) and Spain (18.2 percent), Austria (23.5 percent), and the Netherlands (14.9 percent). Purchases also rose China (13.7 percent), Japan (16.2 percent), Hong Kong (24.1 percent) and the Middle East (46 percent)t, but were down from the UK (-8.5 percent), the US (-9.6 percent).

Imports in Switzerland averaged 6642.98 CHF million from 1950 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 17656.68 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 July of 2020.

Imports in Switzerland is expected to be 12420.00 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 17120.00 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
13637.00 12417.00 17656.68 273.20 1950 - 2020 CHF million Monthly
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Switzerland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2811.00 4232.00 4232.00 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Current Account 17359.51 20915.82 25032.31 -2851.91 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 10.20 6.70 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
Imports 13637.00 12417.00 17656.68 273.20 CHF million [+]
Exports 16448.00 16649.00 20695.14 245.90 CHF million [+]
External Debt 1938247.20 1883924.30 1938247.20 768352.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 126.18 125.54 127.67 74.27 points [+]
Capital Flows -1331.51 21844.03 45027.22 -54755.04 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1295914.40 1088433.00 1295914.40 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1343.00 1329.00 2284.00 600.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 1040.00 1040.00 2590.18 1039.99 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.19 0.13 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 3611.34 3709.11 5020.43 999.10 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 13636.77 12379.71 CHF Million May/20
Total 1 (wda) 13491.68 12199.24 CHF Million May/20
Consumer Goods 6832.50 6108.30 CHF Million May/20
Chemical Products 3893.80 4212.50 CHF Million May/20
Investment Goods 3058.00 2836.30 CHF Million May/20
Medicine Goods Incl. Sanitary Articles 3039.60 3250.83 CHF Million May/20
Raw Materials & Semi Finished Goods 2947.28 2925.83 CHF Million May/20
Semi-manufactures & Intermediate Prds. 2800.90 2776.75 CHF Million May/20
Machines & Apparatus 2458.79 2345.15 CHF Million May/20
Machines & Electronic Equipment 2270.30 2114.80 CHF Million May/20
Agriculture & Forestry 1235.30 1211.20 CHF Million May/20
Textiles, Wearing Apparel & Shoes 1150.60 881.34 CHF Million May/20
Precision Instruments & Watches 1035.80 748.00 CHF Million May/20
Metal Products 1001.40 928.20 CHF Million May/20
Vehicles 875.90 572.00 CHF Million May/20
Machines & Devices 811.77 740.14 CHF Million May/20
Clothing & Shoes 723.61 566.68 CHF Million May/20
Chemicals Semi-manufactures 708.53 817.73 CHF Million May/20
Food 602.65 614.74 CHF Million May/20
Semi-manufactures Made of Metal 565.80 533.91 CHF Million May/20

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