Key data

Year 2016 Total EU EU D I F
in bn CHF in bn CHF in % in % in % in %

Export CH

210,6

113,2

53,7

18,8

5,9

6,7

Import CH

173,5

124,5

71,8

28,0

9,7
7,7
Foreign trade

Source: Swiss-Impex, Total 1, economic situation: without gold bullion and others precious metals, coinx, precious stones and cameos, objets d'art and antiquities

Product categories

Part (total) commercial trade with the EU in %

 

Export

Import

Agriculture and forestry, fishery

  4,8

  8,4

Chemical products

43,4

27,4

Metals

7,9 8,8

Machines, electronics

15,0

15,2

Precision instruments, watches, jewels

16,8

  9,0

Others

12,1

31,2

Commercial exchange with the EU (2016)

Source: Swiss-Impex, Total 1, economic situation: without gold bullion and others precious metals, coinx, precious stones and cameos, objets d'art and antiquities

 

Swiss investment abroad

Foreign investment in Switzerland

Year

Total in bn CHF

in EU in bn CHF (in %)

Total in bn CHF

from EU in bn CHF (in %)

2015

1,12

544,94 (48,6)

833,19

649,77 (78,0)

Direct investment
Direct investment

Source: Swiss National Bank

 

2015

2016

Switzerland

0,8

1,3
EU-28

2,2

1,9
Growth of GNP in %
Growth of GNP in %

Source: Eurostat

Switzerland (2015)

CHF 77'943 (provisional)

EU-28 (2015)

CHF 30'840

Per capita income
Per capita income in CHF

Source: Federal Statistical Office FSO / Eurostat

Switzerland (2016)

  4,7%

EU-28 (2016)

  8,6%
Rate of unemployment
Rate of unemployment

Source: Eurostat

EU    464'409
 59,9%
EFTA        6'388
   0,8%
USA      81'075
  10,5%
Canada     40'280     5,2%
Australia     25'148     3,3%
Others   157'623
   20,3%
Total  774'923
100,0%
Swiss citizens abroad (2016)
Swiss citizens abroad (2016)

Source: FDEA

EU and EFTA 1'395'523   68.5%
Others       642'432
  31,5%
Total     2'037'955 100,0 %
Foreigners in Switzerland (March 2017)
Foreigners in Switzerland (March 2017)

Source: State Secretariat for Migration (SEM)

Year

Total

EU (in %)

2015

2'015'206

765'847 (38,0)

Manpower in Swiss firms abroad
Manpower in Swiss Firms Abroad

Source: Swiss National Bank