Imports to Switzerland declined 1.2 percent from a month earlier to CHF 16.1 billion in November 2018, as purchases fell for machinery and electronics (-5.6 percent), metals (-3 percent), and jewelry and bijouterie (-2.9 percent) while imports of chemical and pharmaceutical products were unchanged. On the other hand, imports increased for vehicles (2.5 percent) and textiles, clothing, footwear (3.5 percent). Among major trade partners, imports from the Euro Area went down 0.2 percent, namely from France (-0.6 percent), the Netherlands (-4.1 percent), Austria (-11.7 percent) and Spain (-3.3 percent), while those from Germany and Italy rose 0.5 percent and 2.9 percent respectively. Also, imports dropped from China (-9.6 percent) and the UK (-6.3 percent) but increased from the US (8.7 percent). Imports in Switzerland averaged 6435.83 CHF million from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 17984.56 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 19050.00 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 20850.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Imports is projected to trend around 23620.00 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 Imports

In 2017, Switzerland imported mostly: chemical and pharmaceutical products (25 percent of total imports), of which medicines (10 percent); machines and electronics (16 percent); vehicles (10 percent); metals (8 percent); jewellery (6 percent); food, beverages and tobacco (6 percent); textiles, clothing and shoes (6 percent); and energy sources (4 percent). Swiss main import partners were: Germany (28 percent of total imports), Italy (10 percent), France (8 percent), China and the US (7 percent each), Austria and Ireland (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 January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16123.57 16314.14 17984.56 273.20 1950 - 2018 CHF million Monthly
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