The Swiss current account surplus rose to CHF 17.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019 from CHF 16.8 billion in the corresponding period of the previous year. The services surplus widened to CHF 6.8 billion from CHF 5.5 billion a year earlier and the goods surplus was barely unchanged at CHF 16 billion. Meantime, the primary income deficit fell to CHF 2.5 billion from CHF 2.7 billion while the secondary income gap edged up to CHF 3.0 billion from CHF 2.0 billion. Current Account in Switzerland averaged 8006.49 CHF Million from 1972 until 2019, 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 26800.00 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 18200.00 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
2018-09-24 07:00 AM Current Account Q2 CHF22.1B CHF17.4B CHF20.3B
2018-12-21 08:00 AM Current Account Q3 CHF14.6B CHF22.7B CHF16.2B
2019-03-25 08:00 AM Current Account Q4 CHF 15.2B CHF16.5B CHF 19.1B
2019-06-21 07:00 AM Current Account Q1 CHF 17.2B CHF 15.2B CHF 19.9B
2019-09-20 07:00 AM Current Account Q2 CHF 17.2B CHF 26.8B
2019-12-20 08:00 AM Current Account Q3 CHF 17.5B


Switzerland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 3251.00 1517.00 3268.12 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Current Account 17215.95 15181.70 25032.31 -2851.91 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 10.20 6.70 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
Imports 17131.00 17272.00 17759.64 273.20 CHF million [+]
Exports 20382.00 18789.00 20382.00 245.90 CHF million [+]
External Debt 1837567.60 1827385.90 1841937.30 13293.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 127.67 117.14 127.67 74.27 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -3522.43 20968.67 45027.22 -54755.04 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1088433.00 1061331.00 1088433.00 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1371.00 1524.00 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 3991.53 3610.62 5003.60 999.10 CHF Million [+]
Weapons Sales 243.00 184.00 530.00 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 July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17215.95 15181.70 25032.31 -2851.91 1972 - 2019 CHF Million Quarterly
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