Trade: Switzerland to Japan

Swiss exports to Japan (2016)


Total Swiss exports to Japan increased 13.9% in 2016 from the previous year to CHF 7,511 Mio.

Product groups / Year

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total trade (Total 2)

6'730

7'058

7'147

6'735

6'658

7'171

6'425

6'394

6'592

7'511

01 – Forestry, agricultural and fisheries

78

125

263

241

294

286

281

344

340

320

02 - Energy source

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

1

1

03 - Textiles, clothing, shoes

171

188

178

85

72

64

55

51

58

62

04 - Printing industry

19

21

16

14

15

14

11

9

9

9

05 - Leather, rubber, plastics

152

122

78

86

65

60

67

59

62

68

06 - Chemical and pharma

2'742

2'998

4'197

3'693

3'318

3'617

2'939

2'788

2'809

3'566

07 - Stones and earth

13

13

7

9

8

10

8

8

8

10

08 - Metals

175

172

106

185

193

149

136

144

136

167

09 - Machines, appliances, electronics

778

707

504

564

612

593

570

532

549

535

10 - Vehicles

13

8

9

9

7

25

10

4

5

13

11 - Instruments, watches and jewellery

1'972

1'898

1'440

1'517

1'798

2'018

1'962

2'230

2'373

2'502

12 - Various goods

49

35

25

24

23

25

22

21

21

20

13 - Precious metals and gemstones

550

765

321

291

249

306

357

196

202

225

14 - Works of art and antiques

14

5

3

18

3

4

6

7

19

13


In CHF Mio.

Main groups of products exported by Switzerland to Japan are chemicals (47% of total exports), instruments, watches and jewelry products (33%), machines, appliances, electronics (7%) and forestry, fishery and agriculture products (4%).



From 2015 to 2016, Swiss exports to Japan increased by 13.9% mostly because of the strong increase of chemical and pharmaceutical exports (+27%). This category of goods only represents almsot half of the exports. Precision instruments watches and jewellery also increased (+5.4%), whereas exports of forestry, fishery and agriculture products declined (-5.8) as well as machines, appliances and electronics (-2.6%).



2.5% of total Swiss exports were sent to Japan in 2016. Japan is the fourth largest destination of Swiss exports in Asia (after China, Hong Kong and India).



Source: Swiss Federal Customs Administration