The following analysis highlights Switzerland’s fastest-growing exported goods and is based on data for 2014. For more recent research statistics, please see the main article Switzerland’s Top 10 Exports.
Only two of Switzerland’s fastest-growing export product categories posted double-digit gains from 2010 to 2014.
Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level, which is better for looking at trends as opposed to uncovering more targeted micro opportunities at the 6, 8 or 10-digit code level.
Fastest-Growing Swiss Export Products
Listed below in descending order are the fastest-growing export products from Switzerland. Shown within parentheses is the percentage increase in a product category’s exports for the 5-year period ending in 2014.
- Cereals: Up by 169.7% since 2010 (US$6,277,000)
- Live animals: Up by 100.9% ($24,008,000)
- Aircraft, spacecraft: Up by 95.4% ($2,576,655,000)
- Collector items, art, antiques: Up by 90.6% ($2,485,616,000)
- Coffee, tea and spices: Up by 79.6% ($2,249,911,000)
- Railway, tram equipment: Up by 78.1% ($1,099,852,000)
- Vegetables: Up by 74.0% ($6,563,000)
- Footwear: Up by 64.9% ($367,765,000)
- Feathers, artificial flowers, hair: Up by 64.1% ($1,597,000)
- Fruits, nuts: Up by 59.2% ($16,241,000)
Rice was the strongest growth component behind cereals’ number one position as the fastest-growing Swiss export category.
Swiss exporters also posted accelerating international sales of live horses and chickens.
Aircraft parts, planes and helicopter sales paced Swiss aircraft and spacecraft exports to their third-place finish.
Hand-rendered paintings, drawings and pastels were the fastest-improving factors for Switzerland’s collector items, art and antiques category.
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on April 15, 2015
Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis. Accessed on April 15, 2015