Imports to Switzerland dropped 3.3 percent from a month earlier to CHF 14.9 billion in October 2020, led by chemical & pharmaceutical products, vehicles, food and beverages, and precision instruments. Imports were down from the EU, Japan and the US, but were up from China and the UK. source: Federal Customs Administration

Imports in Switzerland averaged 6701.12 CHF million from 1950 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 17718.98 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 November of 2020.

Imports in Switzerland is expected to be 15620.00 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 17700.00 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
14930.37 15443.81 17718.98 273.20 1950 - 2020 CHF million Monthly
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Switzerland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2870.66 2425.09 4103.94 -1478.68 CHF Million [+]
Current Account 9877.53 14534.75 25242.98 -3125.98 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 10.20 6.70 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
Imports 14930.37 15443.81 17718.98 273.20 CHF million [+]
Exports 17801.03 17868.90 20636.04 245.90 CHF million [+]
External Debt 1977691.00 1938247.20 1977691.00 768352.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 116.22 117.46 127.67 74.27 points [+]
Capital Flows 8721.81 4034.20 44347.68 -31816.47 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1295914.40 1088433.00 1295914.40 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1540.00 716.00 2284.00 51.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 1040.00 1040.00 2590.18 1039.99 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.19 0.13 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 885.98 3611.34 5020.43 885.98 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 (wda) 16063.86 15043.83 CHF Million Oct/20
Total 1 14930.37 15234.77 CHF Million Oct/20
Consumer Goods 8430.60 7982.90 CHF Million Oct/20
Chemical Products 4344.30 4047.70 CHF Million Oct/20
Investment Goods 3791.60 3738.80 CHF Million Oct/20
Medicine Goods Incl. Sanitary Articles 3397.67 3078.23 CHF Million Oct/20
Raw Materials & Semi Finished Goods 3294.94 3274.95 CHF Million Oct/20
Semi-manufactures & Intermediate Prds. 3152.37 3138.44 CHF Million Oct/20
Machines & Apparatus 2943.07 2810.08 CHF Million Oct/20
Machines & Electronic Equipment 2721.00 2529.80 CHF Million Oct/20
Vehicles 1668.70 1705.40 CHF Million Oct/20
Precision Instruments & Watches 1401.90 1497.50 CHF Million Oct/20
Agriculture & Forestry 1313.80 1252.70 CHF Million Oct/20
Metal Products 1176.70 1153.80 CHF Million Oct/20
Textiles, Wearing Apparel & Shoes 1142.86 1141.41 CHF Million Oct/20
Personal Automobiles 1025.79 966.82 CHF Million Oct/20
Clothing & Shoes 921.35 914.11 CHF Million Oct/20
Machines & Devices 918.76 926.09 CHF Million Oct/20
Chemicals Semi-manufactures 765.10 802.45 CHF Million Oct/20
Semi-manufactures Made of Metal 669.03 645.32 CHF Million Oct/20

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