General profile: Switzerland, Liechtenstein

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
8.693 Millions
0.939 CHF/US$
753 708 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(n) 39 676 km²
-0.73 %
-2.97 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+1.7 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
130 930
195 609
289 720
319 232
Merchandise imports
126 574
176 281
253 027
291 442
Merchandise trade balance
4 356
19 329
36 693
27 790
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
29 %29 %71 %71 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
73 11048 93717 42616 79516 46373 11048 93717 42616 79516 463
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Services exports
(e) 69 011
100 265
121 894
115 006
Services imports
54 175
81 032
108 163
114 029
Services trade balance
(e) 14 836
19 233
13 732
977
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
12.2
11.5
10.7
11.1
Travel
14.3
14.8
13.9
7.9
Other services
71.2
70.0
71.2
75.3
TRADE INDICES
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9410110110010410095112101737064706763585754555151107105103102102100959496969999928989919494959493
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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-3.0 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2020
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2020
GDP, current
424 599
609 056
708 418
753 708
GDP per capita, current US$
57 212
77 639
85 001
86 705
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
2.90
3.30
1.64
-2.97
Current account balance, % of GDP
13.35
14.56
11.16
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
1.245
1.043
0.962
0.939
GDP by expenditure in 2019
(as % of total GDP)
52.011.224.566.053.752.011.224.566.053.7
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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..
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2020
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2020
FDI inflows
-266.95
29 875.94
75 282.73
..
FDI outflows
51 117.51
86 182.50
88 751.37
..
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.42
0.42
0.37
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
2 506.72 565.82 591.82 524.12 517.02 406.22 437.12 420.42 615.22 494.62 341.62 214.71 795.61 795.21 721.51 894.01 703.01 377.01 305.01 120.0-21 740-53 151107 32288 59275 2839 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 indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Balance, % of GDP
(e) 7.02
10.31
10.67
..
Balance, % of imports
(e) 15.24
19.51
21.30
..
Normalized balance
(e) 0.071
0.089
0.096
..
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
11811811811811111513012212111610611411010399
LABOUR FORCE
Labour force by gender in 2020
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
54%Male 54%Female
46%Female 46%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.054 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2020
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
832
1 023
1 401
1 114
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
..
..
..
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
99 000
102 916
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2020
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.
n
Estimated. Data refers to 2016.
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
***
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: 22 July 2021