|Unit||Mil. CHF, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Source||Banque National Suisse|
|Release||Balance of Payments and International Investment Position|
|Balance of Goods||2018 Q4||14,987||11,607||Mil. CHF, CDASA||Quarterly|
|Current Account Balance||2018 Q4||15,181||16,512||Mil. CHF, NSA||Quarterly|
|Exports of Goods||2018 Q4||79,083||81,346||Mil. CHF, CDASA||Quarterly|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2018 Q4||110,258||113,383||Mil. CHF, CDASA||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods||2018 Q4||64,096||69,738||Mil. CHF, CDASA||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2018 Q4||88,386||94,747||Mil. CHF, CDASA||Quarterly|
|Net Exports||2018 Q4||21,871||18,635||Mil. CHF, CDASA||Quarterly|
|Real Exports of Goods and Services||2018 Q4||121,336||125,243||Mil. Ch. 2010 CHF, CDASA||Quarterly|
|Real Imports of Goods and Services||2018 Q4||93,410||101,011||Mil. Ch. 2010 CHF, CDASA||Quarterly|
|Real Net Exports||2017||92,077,714,600||86,414,056,400||NCU||Annual|
The source writes:
The topic ‘international economic affairs’ covers information on Switzerland’s foreign trade, balance of payments and international investment position, on direct investment, the operational activities of multinational enterprises, as well as on a number of international indicators.
Data are disseminated in millions of Swiss francs (CHF) on the balance of payments and show:
According to the source:
Definition: The objective of direct investment is to exert a direct and lasting influence on the operations of a company abroad. As a rule, a direct investment relationship is deemed to exist if an investor (direct investor) owns at least 10% of the voting stock of a company (direct investment company) abroad or sets up a subsidiary or branch abroad. As soon as a direct investment relationship has been established, all cross-border intragroup financial linkages generally qualify as direct investment.
Definition: Portfolio investments are cross-border transactions in connection with the purchase and sale of equity and debt securities which are not covered by direct investment or reserve assets. Unlike direct investment, the emphasis is on income rather than the influence on the business activities of a company.
Definition: ‘Other investment’ covers all financial investment which is not included under direct investment, portfolio investment, derivatives or reserve assets.
Definition: Reserve assets are central bank assets denominated in foreign currencies or gold. Reserve assets within the financial account comprise transactions in these assets.
Other sectors - total includes direct investment loans.
Short term money market instruments of Banks are also included in money market instruments of the other sectors
Long term bonds and notes of Banks are also included in bonds of the other sectors.
Data is subject to revision.
Annual data may lag quarterly data.
Reported figures are rounded so components may not sum precisely.
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