Switzerland-EU in figures

A freight train.
More than half of Swiss foreign trade is conducted with the European Union. 51% of Switzerland’s exports go to the EU and 69% of its imports come from the EU. © Erich Westendarp

The European Union and Switzerland have strong economic ties. Switzerland's most important trading partners are EU member states, in particular the neighbouring countries. For the EU as well, Switzerland is a major trading partner and ranked third in 2019 after the United States and China.

Switzerland–EU in figures (PDF, Number of pages 22, 2.0 MB, German)

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Selection of charts

Switzerland's most important economic partners in 2019 by volume of trade

Chart Switzerland's most important economic partners in 2019 by volume of trade (JPG, 35.1 kB)
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Source : own calculations based on the  Swiss-Impex (AFD) dataset

EU's most important economic partners in 2019 by volume of trade

Chart EU's most important economic partners in 2019 by volume of trade (JPG, 27.6 kB)
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Source : data is based on the tables « Exports of goods from the EU » and « Imports of goods in the EU» in this document.

Migration balance 2015-2019 in total and of EU/EFTA citizens

Chart Migration balance 2015-2019 in total and of EU/EFTA citizens (JPG, 32.3 kB)
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Source: SEM (in German)