Key figures 2018

The key figures show the most important information concerning foreign trade by goods type and country in 2018.  

General total
Trade flow CHF bn +/- %
Exports 304 +3.0
Imports 273 +2.9
Balance 30 +4.0
Business cycle total¹
Trade flow CHF bn +/- %
Exports 233 +5.7
Imports 202 +8.7
Balance 31 -9.9
¹ without precious metals, precious stones and gems, works of art and antiques

Exports

Main product groups
Product groups CHF bn Share (%)
Chemical and pharmaceutical products 104 34.3
Precious metals and gemstones 68 22.4
Precision instruments, Watches and Jewellery 50 16.3
Most important trading partners
Country CHF bn Share (%)
Germany 47 15.5
USA 40 13.2
China 30 9.7

Imports

Main product groups
Product groups CHF bn Share (%)
Precious metals and gemstones 69 25.2
Chemical and pharmaceutical products 50 18.3
Machines, appliances, electronics 32 11.7
Most important trading partners
Country CHF bn Share (%)
Germany 57 20.7
United Kingdom
26 9.5
USA 21 7.6
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