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 1.35 %
Data 2021 Q3 98,711
2021 Q2 100,059

Series Information

Source State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) - Switzerland
Release Gross domestic product
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1980
End Date 9/30/2021

Switzerland: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods 2021 Q3 28,511 24,483 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Exports of Goods 2021 Q3 97,523 95,784 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Exports of Goods and Services 2021 Q3 127,967 126,751 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Imports of Goods 2021 Q3 69,011 71,301 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2021 Q3 98,711 100,059 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Net Exports 2021 Q3 29,256 26,691 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2021 Q3 118,912 118,979 Mil. Ch. 2015 CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2021 Q3 86,936 88,142 Mil. Ch. 2015 CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Current Account Balance 2021 Q2 10,508 11,114 Mil. CHF, NSA 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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