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 2020, exports more than quintupled, increasing from CHF 45 billion to CHF 225 billion, while imports quadrupled, rising from CHF 54 billion to CHF 182 billion, according to the Analysis of Swiss Foreign Trade in 2020 performed by the Federal Customs Administration (FCA). The surplus trade balance was thus at CHF 43 billion in 2020, despite a historic drop provoked by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.