General profile: Switzerland

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
8.417 Millions
0.985 CHF/US$
667 109 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
..
-0.43 %
1.30 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+4.6 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
130 930
195 609
289 820
303 221
Merchandise imports
126 574
176 281
253 110
268 658
Merchandise trade balance
4 356
19 329
36 710
34 563
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
34 %34 %66 %66 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
43 70436 99632 66727 33218 58943 70436 99632 66727 33218 589
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Services exports
(e) 66 381
94 998
112 980
114 356
Services imports
46 760
69 411
94 323
95 207
Services trade balance
(e) 19 622
25 587
18 656
19 149
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
11.7
10.9
9.8
10.1
Travel
15.1
15.5
14.5
14.0
Other services
70.8
69.6
71.1
71.6
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+1.3 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2016
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
GDP, current
411 631
586 887
677 151
667 109
GDP per capita, current US$
55 301
74 603
81 230
79 255
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
3.06
3.00
0.85
1.30
Current account balance, % of GDP
13.98
14.76
11.21
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
1.245
1.043
0.962
0.985
GDP by expenditure in 2015
(as % of total GDP)
53.911.323.062.951.253.911.323.062.951.2
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+4.6 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2016
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
FDI inflows
-951.19
28 744.19
70 400.37
-26 340.20
FDI outflows
51 117.51
85 700.68
104 007.39
30 648.22
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
..
..
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
-26 340-26 34070 40070 4008 0608 06064664628 97928 97925 88225 88228 74428 74428 89128 89115 21215 21232 43532 43543 71843 718-951-95193293216 50316 5036 2776 2778 8568 85619 25519 255-26 34070 4008 06064628 97925 88228 74428 89115 21232 43543 718-95193216 5036 2778 85619 255FDI 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
2016
Balance, % of GDP
(e) 7.05
10.36
10.66
10.84
Balance, % of imports
(e) 15.27
19.52
20.99
20.09
Normalized balance
(e) 0.071
0.089
0.095
0.091
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
11911211613012212111610611411010499
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2016
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
54%Male 54%Female
46%Female 46%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.084 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2016
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
832 000 000
1 023 109 000
1 400 993 000
1 524 961 000
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
..
..
..
..
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
99 048
(e) 127 630
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2016
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
(l) 5.50
..
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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.
l
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: 15 September 2017