Foreign trade

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At a glance

Switzerland belongs to those countries where the share of foreign trade in gross domestic product (GDP) is highest. The main partners in the cross-border trade of goods are the industrialised countries; the EU is particularly important.

Incooperation with the Federal Customs Administration (FCA), the FSO makes available the foreign trade results. The foreign trade statistics are important to the FSO as a component of gross domestic product.

If you have questions regarding the foreign trade statistics please contact the Federal Customs Administration’s Statistics Section.

 

Swiss foreign trade in CHF million
  Import Export Net trade balance
2006  177 148  185 216  8 068
2007  193 216  206 252  13 036
2008  197 520  215 984  18 464
2009  168 998  187 448  18 450
2010  183 436  203 484  20 048
2011  184 540  208 203  23 663
2012  277 544  292 958  15 414
2013  298 394  332 137  33 743
2014  252 505  285 179  32 674
2015  243 772  279 155  35 383
2016  266 137  298 408  32 271
2017  265 572  294 894  29 322
2018  273 389  303 886  30 497
Source: FSO, FCA - Foreign trade statistics

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Import, Export

Under the guidance of the Federal Customs Administration, the foreign trade statistics publish data on import and export by trading partner (country) and goods.


Contact

Federal Statistical Office Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland
Ph.
+41 58 462 66 10

Federal Customs Administration

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