Exports from Switzerland increased 1.8 percent from a month earlier to a record CHF 19.2 billion in November 2018, boosted by increases in sales of chemical and pharmaceutical products (3.9 percent), watchmaking (0.5 percent), precision instruments (0.7 percent), and food, beverages and tobacco (2.9 percent). By contrast, there were declines in exports of machinery and electronics (-0.9 percent), metals (-2.3 percent), and jewelry and bijouterie (-2.0 percent). Among major trade partners, exports rose to China (14.1 percent), the US (4.7 percent) and the UK (1.8 percent). Meantime, exports to the Euro Area fell 0.8 percent, in particular to Germany (-6.1 percent) and France (-2.3 percent). Still, there were gains in exports to Italy (1.9 percent), the Netherlands (13.4 percent), Austria (38.2 percent) and Spain (17.1 percent). Exports in Switzerland averaged 6512.63 CHF million from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 19195.05 CHF million in November of 2018 and a record low of 245.90 CHF million in January of 1950.

Exports in Switzerland is expected to be 20890.00 CHF million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in Switzerland to stand at 22750.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Exports is projected to trend around 24500.00 CHF million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 3071.48 2548.52 3301.57 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Current Account 14596.00 22724.00 25032.31 -2851.91 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 9.80 9.40 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
Imports 16123.57 16314.14 17984.56 273.20 CHF million [+]
Exports 19195.05 18862.66 19195.05 245.90 CHF million [+]
External Debt 1841937.30 1838035.30 1841937.30 13293.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 117.14 112.06 121.41 74.27 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 20070.23 11300.52 44260.29 -53637.28 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1088433.00 1061331.00 1088433.00 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1958.00 2250.00 2250.00 600.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 1040.00 1040.00 2590.18 1039.99 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.27 0.29 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 4962.82 4121.43 4971.77 999.10 CHF Million [+]
Weapons Sales 186.00 186.00 589.00 18.00 USD Million [+]

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Switzerland Exports

In 2017, Swiss exports reached a record high of CHF 220 billion. Main exports were: chemical and pharmaceutical products (45 percent of total exports), of which medicines (18 percent) and immunological products (13 percent); machinery and electronics (15 percent); watches (9 percent); precision instruments (7 percent); metals (6 percent); and jewelry (5 percent). Swiss main export partners were: Germany (19 percent of total exports), the US (15 percent), France and Italy (6 percent each), China and the UK (5 percent each). This page provides the latest reported value for - Switzerland Exports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Switzerland Exports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19195.05 18862.66 19195.05 245.90 1950 - 2018 CHF million Monthly
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