General profile: Switzerland, Liechtenstein

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
8.514 Millions
0.985 CHF/US$
685 180 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 39 676 km²
0.53 %
1.10 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-1.1 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
130 930
195 609
289 819
299 559
Merchandise imports
126 574
176 281
253 110
269 796
Merchandise trade balance
4 356
19 328
36 709
29 764
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
30 %30 %70 %70 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
45 31236 67524 49319 90017 12845 31236 67524 49319 90017 128
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
(e) 66 356
94 961
113 075
120 663
Services imports
46 757
69 411
94 822
101 446
Services trade balance
(e) 19 599
25 550
18 253
19 217
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
11.7
10.9
9.8
10.2
Travel
15.1
15.5
14.5
14.1
Other services
70.8
69.6
71.1
71.3
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+1.1 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
412 743
589 404
685 580
685 180
GDP per capita, current US$
55 438
74 912
82 035
80 477
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
3.13
3.04
1.22
1.10
Current account balance, % of GDP
13.46
14.71
10.76
9.71
Exchange rate (/US$)
1.245
1.043
0.962
0.985
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
53.712.023.165.854.653.712.023.165.854.6
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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-2.2 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
-266.95
29 875.94
81 883.92
40 986.08
FDI outflows
51 117.51
86 182.50
93 890.16
-14 915.36
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.42
0.42
0.37
0.36
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
2 488.12 488.12 497.12 497.12 517.02 517.02 406.22 406.22 437.12 437.12 420.42 420.42 615.22 615.22 494.62 494.62 341.62 341.62 214.72 214.71 795.61 795.61 795.21 795.21 721.51 721.51 695.31 695.31 533.31 533.31 225.41 225.41 176.01 176.0994.9994.940 98640 98648 31448 31481 88481 8849 3409 3401 1551 15529 48329 48326 41526 41529 87629 87629 93529 93516 21516 21533 53833 53844 59844 598-267-2671 8461 84617 30517 3056 8646 8649 3899 38919 85519 8552 488.12 497.12 517.02 406.22 437.12 420.42 615.22 494.62 341.62 214.71 795.61 795.21 721.51 695.31 533.31 225.41 176.0994.940 98648 31481 8849 3401 15529 48326 41529 87629 93516 21533 53844 598-2671 84617 3056 8649 38919 855FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Balance, % of GDP
(e) 7.02
10.31
10.47
9.98
Balance, % of imports
(e) 15.24
19.51
20.84
18.69
Normalized balance
(e) 0.071
0.089
0.094
0.085
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
11711911111513012212111610611411010399
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
54%Male 54%Female
46%Female 46%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.094 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
832
1 023
1 401
1 759
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
..
..
..
..
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
99 000
102 916
108 061
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
2.60
1.64
1.06
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
7.41
5.88
4.14
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
5.04
(o) 5.50
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
o
Number of persons employed in full time equivalent units.Total business economy includes repair of computers, personal and household goods; except financial and insurance activities.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 19 November 2018