Top Switzerland Imports from the World
In 2017, Switzerland bought US$268.5 billion worth of imported products down by -16.4% since 2013 and down by -0.2% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 Swiss Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$55.4 billion or 20.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $8.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $6.4 billion
  3. Vehicles: $6 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $3.7 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.5 billion
  6. Plastics: $2.7 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $2.4 billion
  8. Gems, precious metals: $2.3 billion
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.6 billion
10. Iron or steel products: $1.5 billion
Top 10 Swiss Imports from the US

America's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$21.5 billion or 8.0% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $9.1 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $3.8 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $1.8 billion
  4. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.1 billion
  6. Vehicles: $823 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $561 million
  8. Collector items, art, antiques: $520.6 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $454.2 million
10. Plastics: $280.2 million
Top 10 Swiss Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$20.1 billion or 7.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $3.3 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals: $3.3 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.9 billion
  4. Vehicles: $968.6 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $672.9 million
  6. Furniture, lighting, signs: $652 million
  7. Plastics: $634.7 million
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $621 million
  9. Beverages: $589.5 million
10. Iron and steel: $575.9 million
Top 10 Swiss Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Switzerland equaled
$19.3 billion or 7.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $13.7 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $1.6 billion
  3. Vehicles: $840.5 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $509.4 million
  5. Machinery: $455.5 million
  6. Collector items, art, antiques: $280.3 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $234.8 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $224.3 million
  9. Cereals: $215.1 million
10. Plastics: $129.9 million
Top 10 Swiss Imports from France

France's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$18.1 billion or 6.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $5.8 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.5 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.2 billion
  4. Machinery: $819 million
  5. Vehicles: $790.7 million
  6. Cereals: $549.7 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $497.4 million
  8. Beverages: $497.1 million
  9. Collector items, art, antiques: $463.5 million
10. Plastics: $446.8 million
Top 10 Swiss Imports from China

China's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$13.3 billion or 5.0% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.3 billion
  3. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $1 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $747.1 million
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $732.2 million
  6. Cereals: $674.2 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $470.5 million
  8. Toys, games: $445.6 million
  9. Footwear: $395.8 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $343 million
Top 10 Swiss Imports from the UAE

United Arab Emirates's exports to Switzerland equaled $10 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $9.8 billion
  2. Cereals: $140.5 million
  3. Machinery: $23.2 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $6.8 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $5.5 million
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $2.4 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $2.2 million
  8. Plastics: $2.1 million
  9. Other manufactured products: $2 million
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $1.7 million
Top 10 Swiss Imports from Hong Kong

Hong Kong's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$9.4 billion or 3.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $8.8 billion
  2. Cereals: $290.4 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $84.1 million
  4. Collector items, art, antiques: $33.1 million
  5. Machinery: $20.3 million
  6. Knit or crochet clothing: $14.5 million
  7. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $14.4 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $13.3 million
  9. Other base metal goods: $8.1 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $8 million
Top 10 Swiss Imports from Austria

Austria's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$8 billion or 3.0% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $2.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $871 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $492.4 million
  4. Vehicles: $406.6 million
  5. Plastics: $359 million
  6. Wood: $352 million
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $336.7 million
  8. Paper: $294.9 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $292.3 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $222 million
Top 10 Swiss Imports from Ireland

Ireland's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$7.7 billion or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Organic chemicals: $4.4 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $2.6 billion
  3. Machinery: $285.8 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $145.6 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $86.7 million
  6. Meat: $59.7 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $59.2 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $52.4 million
  9. Beverages: $15.3 million
10. Plastics: $14.2 million
Top 10 Swiss Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Switzerland amounted to
$5.8 billion or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $2.7 billion
  2. Vehicles: $672.4 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $646.9 million
  4. Machinery: $462.1 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $311.9 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $199 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $177.6 million
  8. Cereals: $90.5 million
  9. Plastics: $77.3 million
10. Other chemical goods: $51.6 million
Fastest-Growing Switzerland Imports 2017
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