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Economy

The basis of the Swiss economy is the highly skilled work of the well-trained workforce. Important branches of the economy are micro technology, high technology, biotechnology, the pharmaceutical industry and know-how in the banking and insurance sector.

In Switzerland, most of the workforce is employed by small and medium-sized enterprises which play an extremely important role for the country’s economy..

Volume of Imports in Switzerland

Volumes Swiss Imports (in CHF * Billions and in% of Swiss Imports Volume, incl.)
Gold ingots and other precious metals, Coins, Jewels and precious stones, as well as Art and Antiquities pieces.

2015

  • Total Switzerland – 166.39 Billion CHF* 100% 100%
  • EU – 28 – 120.51 Billion CHF* 72.43% 72.43%
  • Germany – 46.98 Billion CHF* 28.24% 28.24%
  • Italy – 16.09 Billion CHF* 9.67% 9.67%
  • France – 13.32 Billion CHF* 8% 8%
  • Austria – 7.30 Billion CHF* 4.39% 4.39%
  • USA – 11.65 Billion CHF* 7% 7%
  • Japan – 3.08 Billion CHF* 1,85% 1,85%
  • China – 12.35 Billion CHF* 7.42% 7.42%

2016

  • Total Switzerland – 173.37 Billion CHF* 100% 100%
  • EU – 28 – 124.48 Billion CHF* 71.80% 71.80%
  • Germany – 48.56 Billion CHF* 28% 28%
  • Italy – 16.73 Billion CHF* 9.65% 9.65%
  • France – 13.46 Billion CHF* 7.76% 7.76%
  • Austria – 7.60 Billion CHF* 4.38% 4.38%
  • USA – 14.25 Billion CHF* 8.22% 8.22%
  • Japan – 3.00 Billion CHF* 1.73% 1.73%
  • China – 12.28 Billion CHF* 7.08% 7.08%

Key Macroeconomic Indicators

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GDP at market price:

USD 665 million (2015, IMF)

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GDP im PPP:

USD 482 million (2015, IMF)

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Real GDP growth:

1,2% (2016, estimate IMF)

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GDP per capita:

USD 80 675 (2015, IMF)

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GDP per capita in PPP:

USD 58 551 (2015, IMF)

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GDP by sectors of activity:

Agriculture – 1%; Industry – 27%; Services – 72% (2014, CIAWF)

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Export of Goods:

USD 290,1 million (2015, ITC)

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Export of Goods for Portugal:

USD 822,9 million (2015, ITC)

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Import of Goods:

USD 252,1 mil million (2015, ITC)

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Import of Goods for Portugal:

USD 866,7 million (2015, ITC)

Prices and Quality of Life

Life in Swiss cities is quite expensive, but the quality of life is also very high. According to a 2006 Mercer Consulting study, the cities of Zurich and Geneva ranked first in an international comparison of 350 cities. The study analyzed a total of 39 criterias that covered, among others, political, economic and social life, as well as several public services in the areas of ecology, personal security, health, education and transportation.

What is the cost ? (average price)

▹1 cup of coffee = 5 CHF
▹1 public transport ticket: starting at CHF 3.50
▹1 overnight stay in a double room with breakfast included: from 120 CHF (good price)
▹ Three-course menu: starting from 35 CHF
▹Movie ticket: 18 CHF
▹1 L of petrol (unleaded 95): CHF 1.52

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