Switzerland - Balance of Goods

Switzerland: Balance of Goods

Mnemonic TRBG.ICHE
Unit Mil. CHF, CDASA
Adjustments Calendar Adjusted and Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 5.07 %
Data 2021 Q1 19,837
2020 Q4 18,880

Series Information

Source State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) - Switzerland
Release Gross domestic product
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1980
End Date 3/31/2021

Switzerland: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods 2021 Q1 19,837 18,880 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Current Account Balance 2021 Q1 15,927 -2,852 Mil. CHF, NSA Quarterly
Exports of Goods 2021 Q1 90,805 83,623 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Exports of Goods and Services 2021 Q1 119,410 113,634 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Imports of Goods 2021 Q1 70,967 64,742 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2021 Q1 97,856 92,300 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Net Exports 2021 Q1 21,553 21,334 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2021 Q1 114,183 110,620 Mil. Ch. 2015 CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2021 Q1 87,769 83,972 Mil. Ch. 2015 CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Real Net Exports 2017 92,077,714,600 86,414,056,400 NCU Annual

Release Information

For Switzerland, the expenditure and production approaches to gross domestic product (a.k.a. "use of GDP") from the quarterly national accounts. From 1980.


  • Framework: ESA 2010
  • Industry classification: NOGA 2008, modeled after NACE Rev. 2
  • Measurements:
    • Millions of Swiss francs at chained year-2015 prices (Mil. Ch. 2015 CHF)
    • At current prices
  • Adjustments:
    • Calendar day adjusted and seasonally adjusted (CDASA) 
    • Seasonally adjusted (SA)
    • Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start dates:
    • 1980Q1 for GDP(E)
    • 1990Q1 for GDP(O)


  • ESA 2010 at 2010 prices - 1980 to 2020
  • ESA 1995 at 2005 prices - 1980 to 2014
  • ESA 1995 at 1990 prices - 1980 to 2003

The source produces national accounts data in current prices (CHF) and in real terms, as well as seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted. Real data in millions of chained 2015 CHF are published with implicit deflators. The source publishes GDP for multiple expenditure categories. 

The Swiss QNA are compiled by a so-called indirect estimation approach, based on temporal disaggregation techniques. Quarterly estimates are derived from the available annual data, using statistical methods and quarterly indicators. The accuracy of the preliminary annual estimates, obtained as the sum of the quarterly estimated values, depends to a large extent on the quality of the available and retained quarterly indicators. For seasonal and trading days adjustment, Swiss QNA currently relies on the X13-Arima-Seats method.

Switzerland aggregates GDP(E) to "domestic demand" and "total demand".

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