Imports to Switzerland dropped 3.1 percent from a month earlier to CHF 16.9 billion in March 2019, mainly due to lower purchases of chemical and pharmaceutical products (-6.5 percent); vehicles (-1.2 percent); metals (-2.1 percent); jewellery (-17.7 percent) and food, beverages and tobacco (-1.1 percent). On the other hand, imports rose for both machinery and electronics (1.0 percent) and textiles, clothing, footwear (0.9 percent). Among major trade partners, imports decreased from the Germany (-9.5 percent), France (-2.7 percent), Italy (-5.5 percent), the US (-1.8 percent), Spain (-3.6 percent), the Netherlands (-2.3 percent), Ireland (-19.1 percent) and UAE (-41.5 percent). Meanwhile, imports increased from China (3.6 percent), Japan (4.5 percent) and Austria (13.1 percent). Imports in Switzerland averaged 6475.32 CHF million from 1950 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 17759.64 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 17670.00 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 21450.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Imports is projected to trend around 24820.00 CHF million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2494.00 1994.00 3268.12 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Current Account 15181.70 16512.68 25032.31 -2851.91 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 10.20 6.70 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
Imports 16911.00 17461.00 17759.64 273.20 CHF million [+]
Exports 19405.00 19455.00 19455.00 245.90 CHF million [+]
External Debt 1827385.90 1841937.30 1841937.30 13293.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 116.45 118.13 121.41 74.27 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 20968.67 41729.10 45027.22 -54755.04 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1088433.00 1061331.00 1088433.00 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1222.00 1315.00 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 3610.62 5003.60 5003.60 999.10 CHF Million [+]
Weapons Sales 186.00 186.00 589.00 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16911.00 17461.00 17759.64 273.20 1950 - 2019 CHF million Monthly
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