Switzerland - Imports of Goods and Services

Switzerland: Imports of Goods and Services

Mnemonic IM.ICHE
Unit Mil. CHF, CDASA
Adjustments Calendar Adjusted and Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 7.47 %
Data 2020 Q4 89,670
2020 Q3 96,912

Series Information

Source State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) - Switzerland
Release Gross domestic product
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1980
End Date 12/31/2020

Switzerland: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods 2020 Q4 17,915 14,590 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Current Account Balance 2020 Q4 -2,852 11,499 Mil. CHF, NSA Quarterly
Exports of Goods 2020 Q4 82,393 86,356 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Exports of Goods and Services 2020 Q4 109,308 113,173 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Imports of Goods 2020 Q4 64,477 71,766 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2020 Q4 89,670 96,912 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Net Exports 2020 Q4 19,637 16,261 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2020 Q4 106,247 109,009 Mil. Ch. 2015 CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2020 Q4 81,592 86,226 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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