Trade Balance in Switzerland

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Switzerland - Trade Balance

The economy likely remained stuck in a low gear in the third quarter. Manufacturing production contracted, restrained by a languishing German industrial sector. Moreover, service sector activity moderated in the quarter according to the industry-specific PMI. On the upside, household spending should have remained strong thanks to a rock-solid labor market and the wealth effect from a strong franc, while merchandise exports strengthened in Q3 despite the currency appreciation. Turning to Q4, the economy appears poised to improve slightly. The downturn in the manufacturing sector softened in October, with the PMI rising to a seven-month high, although it remained in contractionary territory. Moreover, the leading KOF indicator rose marginally in the same month, but continued to signal below-average growth in the months ahead.

Switzerland - Trade Balance Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Trade Balance (USD billion)36.3  35.6  36.8  32.8  29.7  

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Switzerland Trade Balance Chart

Switzerland Trade
Note: Trade balance (in USD bn).
Source: Swiss Federal Statistics Office (BFS).

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