Key figures 2016

The key figures show the most important information concerning foreign trade by goods type and country in 2016.

General total
Trade flow CHF bn +/- %
Exports 298 +6.9
Imports 266 +9.2
Balance 32 -8.8
Business cycle total¹
Trade flow CHF bn +/- %
Exports 210 +3.7
Imports 174 +4.3
Balance 37 +1.1
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 94 31.6
Precious metals and gemstones 86 28.8
Machines, appliances, electronics 31 10.4
Most important trading partners
Country CHF bn Share (%)
Germany 43 14.3 
USA 36 12.2 
United Kingdom 32 10.7

Imports

Main product groups
Product groups CHF bn Share (%)
Precious metals and gemstones 90 34.0
Chemical and pharmaceutical products 44 16.4
Machines, appliances, electronics 29 10.8
Most important trading partners
Country CHF bn Share (%)
Germany 51 19.2
USA 24 9.1
Italy 19 7.3
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