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 4.94 %
Data 2022 Q2 114,585
2022 Q1 120,540

Series Information

Source State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) - Switzerland
Release Gross domestic product
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1980
End Date 6/30/2022

Switzerland: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods 2022 Q2 18,892 26,902 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Current Account Balance 2022 Q2 11,090 17,837 Mil. CHF, NSA Quarterly
Exports of Goods 2022 Q2 96,702 113,055 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Exports of Goods and Services 2022 Q2 131,835 146,008 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Imports of Goods 2022 Q2 77,809 86,152 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2022 Q2 114,585 120,540 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Net Exports 2022 Q2 17,250 25,467 Mil. CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2022 Q2 118,099 131,598 Mil. Ch. 2015 CHF, CDASA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2022 Q2 95,291 100,530 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, seasonally adjusted, sports adjusted (CDASA Sports Adjusted)
    • Calendar day adjusted and seasonally adjusted (CDASA)
    • Seasonally adjusted (SA)
    • Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start dates:
    • 1980Q1 for GDP(E)
    • 1980Q1 for GDP(O) in sports adjusted form
    • 1990Q1 for remaining 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

Annual GFCF detail


  • Measurement: Millions of Swiss francs at current prices (Mil. CHF)
  • Adjustment: Not applicable
  • Native frequency: Annual
  • Start date: Uniformly 1995


  • Pre-2020 benchmark - 1995 to 2018 ("_19")

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".

Within GVA, the "arts, entertainment and recreation" branch (and hence total GDP) is reported using an additional analytic variant, viz., triple-adjusted: seasonal, calendar day, and sports event. This branch contains GVA earned by the several major international sports associations based in Switzerland, which occurs on a four-year cycle. This special adjustment facilitates business cycle analysis. This is the first such situation encountered by Data Buffet.

The special situation "CDASA Sports Adjusted" applies to only four series: the "arts, entertainment and recreation" branch and total GDP, in both nominal and real terms.

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