Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-08-09
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Switzerland | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Switzerland World Exports Value (US$) 172 702 655 007.00 195 609 280 170.00 234 819 262 335.00 312 282 673 243.00 357 905 223 538.00 311 145 884 178.00 291 959 193 895.00 304 691 297 208.00 299 308 693 087.00 310 524 275 089.00 313 629 550 202.00 318 414 645 198.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -13.913 13.263 20.045 32.988 14.609 -13.064 -6.166 4.36 -1.766 3.747 1.00 1.525
Imports Value (US$) 155 572 596 857.00 176 280 625 555.00 208 219 897 633.00 295 071 061 330.00 321 050 462 022.00 275 053 992 633.00 253 152 460 172.00 269 157 232 225.00 267 501 495 875.00 278 665 555 576.00 276 291 811 281.00 290 324 714 674.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -15.226 13.31 18.118 41.711 8.804 -14.326 -7.962 6.322 -0.615 4.173 -0.851 5.079

The value of merchandise exports from Switzerland totalled $ 318 billion in 2020. Merchandise exports from Switzerland increased by 1.52% compared to 2019. Goods exports grew up by $ 4.78 billion in 2020 (the value of merchandise exports from Switzerland amounted to $313 billion in 2019)

Switzerland's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Switzerland in 2020:

  • USA with a share of 22% (73 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 15.3% (48 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 5.47% (17.4 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 5.27% (16.7 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 5.17% (16.4 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 4.85% (15.4 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 3.63% (11.5 billion US$)
  • Austria with a share of 2.57% (8.18 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 2.51% (8.01 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 2.35% (7.5 billion US$)

Exports structure from Switzerland in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 27% (88 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 26% (85 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 8% (25 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 6.58% (20 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.68% (18 billion US$): 91 - Clocks and watches and parts thereof
  • 5.3% (16.8 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.79% (12 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 1.58% (5.05 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 1.19% (3.79 billion US$): 33 - Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
  • 0.91% (2.89 billion US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices

What did Switzerland export in 2020?

Switzerland's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 22% ($71 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 14.8% ($47 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 12.4% ($39 billion): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera and other blood fractions and modified immunological products, whether or not obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) and similar products.
  • 3.95% ($12.5 billion): 2933 - Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only.
  • 3.59% ($11.4 billion): 9102 - Wrist-watches, pocket-watches and other watches, including stop-watches, other than those of heading 91.01.
  • 2.54% ($8.1 billion): 7113 - Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
  • 1.87% ($5.97 billion): 9021 - Orthopaedic appliances, including crutches, surgical belts and trusses; splints and other fracture appliances; artificial parts of the body; hearing aids and other appliances which are worn or carried, or implanted in the body, to compensate for a defect or disability.
  • 1.81% ($5.76 billion): 9101 - Wrist-watches, pocket-watches and other watches, including stop-watches, with case of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
  • 1.1% ($3.51 billion): 9018 - Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments.
  • 0.998% ($3.17 billion): 2937 - Hormones, prostaglandins, thromboxanes and leukotrienes, natural or reproduced by synthesis; derivatives and structural analogues thereof, including chain modified polypeptides, used primarily as hormones.

The value of merchandise imports to Switzerland totalled $ 290 billion in 2020. Merchandise imports to Switzerland increased by 5.07% compared to 2019. Goods imports grew up by $ 14 billion in 2020 (the value of merchandise imports to Switzerland was equal to $276 billion in 2019)

Switzerland's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Switzerland in 2020:

  • Germany with a share of 19.4% (56 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 8.15% (23 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 7.19% (20 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 6.08% (17.6 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 5.88% (17 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 5.72% (16.6 billion US$)
  • Hong Kong with a share of 4.15% (12 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 3.47% (10 billion US$)
  • Austria with a share of 3.08% (8.94 billion US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 2.81% (8.15 billion US$)

Imports structure to Switzerland in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 35% (103 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 13.4% (38 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 6.69% (19.4 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.21% (15.1 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.98% (14.4 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.84% (8.27 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.55% (7.42 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 2.23% (6.48 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.01% (5.83 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 1.56% (4.53 billion US$): 94 - Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings

What did Switzerland import in 2020?

Switzerland's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 30% ($87 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 8.91% ($25 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 4.26% ($12.3 billion): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera and other blood fractions and modified immunological products, whether or not obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) and similar products.
  • 3.48% ($10.1 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 2.71% ($7.89 billion): 7113 - Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
  • 1.39% ($4.04 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 1.12% ($3.27 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 1.07% ($3.11 billion): 7110 - Platinum, unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 0.903% ($2.62 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 0.85% ($2.46 billion): 2933 - Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only.

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Switzerland | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020