Switzerland and the UK are important to each other as trading partners and have close economic ties. Liberal economic systems and open markets are high priorities for both countries.
The UK is Switzerland's sixth most important trading partner. In 2020, Swiss imports and exports amounted to around CHF 16 billion each, a total trade volume of approx. CHF 32 billion.
At the end of 2019, Swiss direct investments in the UK stood at CHF 78.6 billion, which makes the UK the fifth most important destination for Swiss direct investments.
At the end of 2019, UK direct investments in Switzerland stood at CHF 68 billion.
Both Switzerland and the UK have major financial centres. There are consequently regular exchanges between supervisory authorities, central banks and banking associations.
Trade promotion, Switzerland Global Entreprise
Country information, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO