Swiss external trade in (textile) sectors in the first half year 2016

Swiss external trade in (textile) sectors in the first half year 2016

Swiss total exports reached  CHF 105339 million, a plus of CHF 5158 million or +0.7 % real and + 5.1 % against the same period in 2015. Textiles, clothing and footwear participated with CHF 1680 million (nominal + 7.8 %m, real +10.8 %), in the second quarter the figure was CHF 883 million

Total textile machinery exports in the first semester 2016 amounted to CHF 440 million, CHF -111 Mio (-20.2 %, real -24.8 %) against 2015.

Total Swiss imports reached CHF 86001 million, a plus of CHF 3211 million (nominal + 3.9 %, real + 2.1 %)

Textile imports amounted in the first half year to CHF 997 million, + 30 million (nominal + 3.2 %, real +1.5 %). Clothing reached CHF 2700 million, plus 162 million (nominal + 6.4 %, real + 5.9 %). Footwear amounted to CHF 811 million or a plus of 63 million (nominal + 8.4 %, real -2.0 %). The three sectors together realised imports in the order of CHF 4508 million, a plus of 256 million (nominal + 6 %, real +3.0 %).

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