Total Swiss exports reached a value of CHF 63112 million and total imports showed a value of 50548 million, thus the balance resulted at 12564 million. Total exports were increasing nominally by 3.7 % and imports by 2.6 %, both against the second quarter 2021. In real terms exports were growing 1.5 % and imports by 1.1 %.
Dispatches to North America contributed to exports with pharmaceuticals by CHF 1.3 billion or more than half – namely immunologic products (CHF + 911 million), as well as raw and basic products (CHF +496 million). Also Jewellery exports reached CHF 735 million. The export of precision instruments grew by 4.0 % and Watches by 3.6 %, both sectors reached a new sales record. In lockstep were Machinery and Electronics and Metals (+2.7 % respectively + 2.6 %), the two firstly mentioned sectors show a foreign trade of near to the pre-corona level.
At the end of September 2021, Textiles, Clothing and Footwear exported a value of CHF 390 million or a plus of CHF +6 million, or nominally + 1.6 % and oin real terms + 2.3 %.
The imports of Textiles, Clothing and Footwear had a total value of CHF 987 million, a plus of CHF 15 million, or nominally + 1.5 % or in real terms +3.1 %.
The share of Clothing on imports reached CHF 642 million, a plus of CHF 6 million, or nominally + 1.0 %, and in real terms + 2.1 %.
Imported Footwear had a share on imports of CHF 168 million, minus CHF 1 million, nominally -0.8 %, in real terms + 3.9 %.
These figures derive from the Swiss Customs Authorities.