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) $672,543,499,596 (2021)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 4.222% (2021)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $77,274 (2021)
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GDP Country Rank 36/197 (2021)

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 %) 0.582% (2021)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $604,546,000 (2011)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 28.8% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 1.563% (2021)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 17.991% (2021)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $59,159,320,449 (2021)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 4,963,476 (2021)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 2.87% (2020)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 19.97% (2020)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 77.16% (2020)
Unemployment Rate 5.321% (2021)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $476,216,881,586 (2021)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $571,427,242,925 (2021)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 87.962% (2021)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $9,312,168,738 (2021)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $136,702,693,860 (2021)
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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