Description: The difference between the total value of Swiss exports and imports. Due to its small population and limited resources, foreign trade is very important for the Swiss economy and trade statistics can have a significant impact on markets.
Switzerland's major trading partners include Germany, France, Italy and the United States. While Switzerland still exports large amounts of traditional products like chocolate and watches, today more than half of Swiss exports are in mechanical and electrical engineering and chemicals.
Release Date: 6:15 (GMT); monthly, one month after the reporting period The headline figure for the trade balance is expressed in billions of Francs.