Economic Trivia

Switzerland is a modern market economy with low unemployment, a highly skilled labor force, and a per capita GDP among the highest in the world

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2021): Germany, United States, and China
Top 3 Exported Goods (2021): Precious Stones & Metals, Pharmaceuticals, and Organic Chemicals

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Machinery; Chemicals; Watches; Textiles

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $733,136,783,938 (2022)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 2.059% (2022)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $83,598 (2022)
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GDP Country Rank 36/197 (2022)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.835% (2022)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $604,546,000 (2011)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 28.8% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) -0.614% (2022)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 17.82% (2022)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $81,459,351,367 (2022)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 5,024,491 (2022)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 2.186% (2021)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 19.873% (2021)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 77.941% (2021)
Unemployment Rate 4.202% (2022)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $506,407,170,891 (2022)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $605,575,244,873 (2022)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 93.871% (2022)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $27,707,325,846 (2022)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $146,125,019,279 (2022)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Switzerland’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank