The Swiss current account surplus rose to CHF 15.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018 from CHF 12.9 billion in the corresponding period of the previous year. The services surplus widened to CHF 4.2 billion from CHF 3.4 billion a year earlier, while the primary income gap fell to CHF 1.4 billion from CHF 2.9 billion and the secondary income deficit narrowed sharply to CHF 2.5 billion from CHF 4.1 billion. Meanwhile, the goods surplus decreased to CHF 14.8 billion from CHF 16.5 billion a year ago. Considering 2018 full year, the current account surplus increased to CHF 70.6 billion from CHF 44.7 billion in 2017. Current Account in Switzerland averaged 7957.50 CHF Million from 1972 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 25032.31 CHF Million in the first quarter of 2010 and a record low of -2851.91 CHF Million in the first quarter of 2009.

Current Account in Switzerland is expected to be 19900.00 CHF Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in Switzerland to stand at 21800.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Current Account is projected to trend around 17500.00 CHF Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-25 07:00 AM Current Account CHF18.1B CHF19.7B CHF19.5B
2018-09-24 07:00 AM Current Account CHF22.1B CHF17.4B CHF20.3B
2018-12-21 08:00 AM Current Account CHF14.6B CHF22.7B CHF16.2B
2019-03-25 08:00 AM Current Account CHF 15.2B CHF16.5B CHF 19.1B
2019-06-21 07:00 AM Current Account CHF 15.2B CHF 19.9B
2019-09-20 07:00 AM Current Account CHF 26.8B
2019-12-20 08:00 AM Current Account CHF 17.5B


Switzerland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2037.56 1389.99 3268.12 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Current Account 15181.70 16512.68 25032.31 -2851.91 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 9.80 9.40 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
Imports 17359.34 17569.30 17759.64 273.20 CHF million [+]
Exports 19396.90 18959.28 19396.90 245.90 CHF million [+]
External Debt 1841937.30 1838035.30 1841937.30 13293.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 118.13 120.28 121.41 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 Current Account

Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid). This page provides - Switzerland Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15181.70 16512.68 25032.31 -2851.91 1972 - 2018 CHF Million Quarterly
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