General profile: Switzerland, Liechtenstein

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2021
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
8.730 Millions
0.914 CHF/US$
817 560 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(q) 39 676 km²
0.58 %
3.35 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+19.1 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2021
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchandise exports
130 930
195 609
289 720
380 194
Merchandise imports
126 574
176 281
253 027
324 069
Merchandise trade balance
4 356
19 329
36 693
56 125
Export structure by product group in 2021
(as % of total exports)
30 %30 %70 %70 %
Top 5 partners in 2021
(exports, millions of US$)
62 65655 09033 04231 40820 26562 65655 09033 04231 40820 265
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Services exports
(e) 69 248
100 366
123 410
134 785
Services imports
57 532
86 553
117 753
142 347
Services trade balance
(e) 11 716
13 813
5 657
-7 562
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Transport
12.2
11.5
10.6
11.9
Travel
14.3
14.8
13.7
7.7
Other services
71.3
70.7
72.3
76.2
TRADE INDICES
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1019510110110010410095112101737064706763585754555151105108105103102102100959496969999928989919494959493
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+3.3 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2021
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
GDP, current
424 599
609 056
708 418
817 560
GDP per capita, current US$
56 894
77 504
85 156
93 645
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
2.90
3.30
1.64
3.35
Current account balance, % of GDP
11.54
13.42
9.37
9.24
Exchange rate (/US$)
1.245
1.043
0.962
0.914
GDP by expenditure in 2020
(as % of total GDP)
51.011.928.462.353.551.011.928.462.353.5
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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-2.3 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2021
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
FDI inflows
-266.95
29 875.94
84 319.60
1 016.44
FDI outflows
51 117.51
86 182.50
91 543.33
-19 120.39
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.41
0.41
0.36
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
2 556.62 413.32 550.82 591.82 524.12 517.02 406.22 437.12 420.42 615.22 494.62 341.62 214.71 795.61 795.21 721.51 695.31 533.31 225.41 176.0994.91 016-162 704-105 807-83 155111 201150 24184 3209 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
2021
Balance, % of GDP
(e) 5.54
9.39
9.76
12.82
Balance, % of imports
(e) 11.74
17.40
18.87
22.66
Normalized balance
(e) 0.055
0.080
0.086
0.102
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
126117119120119120113117130123122117107115111104100
LIVING AREA
Population by living area in 2021
(% of population)
Urban
74%Urban 74%Rural
26%Rural 26%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.044 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2021
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
832
1 023
1 401
930
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
..
..
..
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
99 048
102 916
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
2.27
1.64
1.06
1.00
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
6.37
5.88
4.14
3.75
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
5.04
(r) 5.50
5.45
..
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.
q
Estimated. Data refers to 2020.
r
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: 20 October 2022