Current Account to GDP in Switzerland increased to 10.90 percent in 2019 from 8.60 percent in 2018. source: Swiss National Bank

Current Account to GDP in Switzerland averaged 7.74 percent from 1980 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 14.80 percent in 2006 and a record low of -0.60 percent in 1980. This page provides - Switzerland Current Account to GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Current Account to GDP - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on December of 2020.

Current Account to GDP in Switzerland is expected to reach 7.50 percent by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Switzerland Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around 7.80 percent in 2021 and 8.20 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Current Account to GDP

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.90 8.60 14.80 -0.60 1980 - 2019 percent Yearly

Switzerland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 3094.28 2864.14 4091.95 -1478.68 CHF Million [+]
Current Account 8778.45 13130.51 25242.98 -3125.98 CHF Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 10.90 8.60 14.80 -0.60 percent [+]
Imports 15669.20 15042.55 17738.68 273.20 CHF million [+]
Exports 18763.49 17906.69 20663.91 245.90 CHF million [+]
External Debt 2008375.70 1977691.00 2008375.70 768352.30 CHF Million [+]
Terms of Trade 117.30 116.22 127.67 74.27 points [+]
Capital Flows 12731.07 1463.33 58151.60 -67462.49 CHF Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1369627.00 1358873.80 1369627.00 20958.90 CHF Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1540.00 716.00 2284.00 51.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 1040.00 1040.00 2590.18 1039.99 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.19 0.13 2.03 0.13 [+]
Tourism Revenues 2386.11 885.98 5020.43 885.98 CHF Million [+]
Weapons Sales 243.00 184.00 530.00 18.00 USD Million [+]


Switzerland Current Account to GDP
The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes.