To what regions does Swiss industry export and how is the trade balance of the country changing? Here is a presentation of detailed figures.
Exports play a major role in the Swiss economy. Between 1980 and 2018, exports more than quintupled, increasing from CHF 45 billion to CHF 233 billion, while imports tripled, rising from CHF 54 billion to CHF 202 billion, according to the Analysis of Swiss Foreign Trade in 2018 performed by the Federal Customs Administration (FCA). The surplus trade balance was thus at CHF 31 billion in 2017.