Top Switzerland Imports from the World
In 2016, Switzerland bought US$268.2 billion worth of imported products down by -9.1% since 2012 but up 5.9% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Swiss Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$51.8 billion or 19.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $7.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $6.2 billion
  3. Vehicles: $5.9 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $3.7 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.9 billion
  6. Gems, precious metals: $2.6 billion
  7. Plastics: $2.5 billion
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $2.2 billion
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.7 billion
10. Iron or steel products: $1.5 billion
Top 10 Swiss Imports from the US

America's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$24 billion or 9% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $9.7 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $4.1 billion
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $2.5 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1.8 billion
  5. Machinery: $934 million
  6. Vehicles: $834.3 million
  7. Collector items, art, antiques: $660.3 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $617.2 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $397 million
10. Plastics: $276.8 million
Top 10 Swiss Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$19.7 billion or 7.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $3.9 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $3.2 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.7 billion
  4. Vehicles: $876.1 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $625.5 million
  6. Furniture, lighting, signs: $625.2 million
  7. Plastics: $591.6 million
  8. Beverages: $557.8 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $490.5 million
10. Footwear: $464.3 million
Top 10 Swiss Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Switzerland amounted
 to $18.7 billion or 7% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $12.5 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $1.7 billion
  3. Vehicles: $911.4 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $647.8 million
  5. Machinery: $403.3 million
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $381.4 million
  7. Collector items, art, antiques: $371.8 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $235.4 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $218.5 million
10. Cereals: $209 million
Top 10 Swiss Imports from France

France's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$16.6 billion or 6.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $5.4 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.4 billion
  3. Machinery: $792.9 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $762.7 million
  5. Vehicles: $697.7 million
  6. Cereals: $551.5 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $506.9 million
  8. Collector items, art, antiques: $484.7 million
  9. Beverages: $438.7 million
10. Plastics: $426.8 million
Top 10 Swiss Imports from the UAE

United Arab Emirates' exports to Switzerland 
amounted to $16.6 billion or 6.2% of its overall
imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $16.3 billion
  2. Cereals: $157.5 million
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $23.6 million
  4. Leather, animal gut articles: $10.7 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $8.1 million
  6. Collector items, art, antiques: $6.7 million
  7. Machinery: $6.2 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $3.4 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $2.5 million
10. Ceramic products: $2.5 million
Top 10 Swiss Imports from China

China's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$12.5 billion or 4.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $2 billion
  3. Cereals: $937 million
  4. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $910.9 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $843.9 million
  6. Knit or crochet clothing: $659.5 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $460.6 million
  8. Toys, games: $408.5 million
  9. Footwear: $359.4 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $329.3 million
Top 10 Swiss Imports from Hong Kong

Hong Kong's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$8.2 billion or 3.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $7.6 billion
  2. Cereals: $378.8 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $74.3 million
  4. Collector items, art, antiques: $32 million
  5. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $17 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $14.5 million
  7. Machinery: $11.4 million
  8. Knit or crochet clothing: $10.1 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $7.6 million
10. Leather, animal gut articles: $7.5 million
Top 10 Swiss Imports from Austria

Austria's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$7.9 billion or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $2.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $860.1 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $492.1 million
  4. Vehicles: $384.3 million
  5. Plastics: $350.5 million
  6. Wood: $328.3 million
  7. Paper: $282.1 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $271.4 million
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $232.2 million
10. Aluminum: $219.2 million
Top 10 Swiss Imports from Ireland

Ireland's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$7.8 billion or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Organic chemicals: $6 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $961.2 million
  3. Machinery: $244.4 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $157.6 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $135.7 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $52.1 million
  7. Meat: $50.6 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $37.2 million
  9. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $17 million
10. Plastics: $15.3 million
Top 10 Swiss Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$5.1 billion or 1.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $1.9 billion
  2. Vehicles: $880.3 million
  3. Fruits, nuts: $345.8 million
  4. Gems, precious metals: $260.7 million
  5. Vegetables: $212.2 million
  6. Machinery: $191.1 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $164.1 million
  8. Beverages: $150 million
  9. Plastics: $82.2 million
10. Collector items, art, antiques: $74.6 million
Fastest-Growing Switzerland Imports 2016
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis