Swiss watch exports
Statistics on Swiss watch exports are updated monthly. They are based on foreign trade statistics prepared by the Federal Customs Administration. All values are expressed as export prices, according to declarations made by the exporting firms.
The year starts on a high note
Benefiting from the dynamic performance of previous months and a favourable base effect, watch industry exports rose strongly at the beginning of 2018. Their value stood at 1.6 billion francs in January, more...
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|Total value by countries||[ January ]|
|Watches and total value by regions||[ January ]|
|Watches and movements since 2011||[ January ]|
|Previous month’s results|
Historical series since 2000
|Total value for the 10 main markets|
|Watches by price point|
|Watches by material|
|Quartz and mechanical watches|
The data supplied by the Federal Customs Administration and published by the FH can be subsequently revised or adjusted. The most recent publications prevail.
Each year, the FH compares the results of the main watch producing or exporting countries in an illustrated summary report. This document provides an overview of trends in the sector.
The Swiss and World watch industries in 2016 EN - FR - DE
The Swiss and World watch industries in 2015 EN - FR - DE
The Swiss and World watch industries in 2014 EN - FR - DE
Statistics published by the FH are based on export figures and not on sales to the end consumer. There may be differences between these two types of results. In addition, FH statistics are the result of consolidating the exports of all Swiss watchmaking firms. It is not possible on the basis of these statistics to determine the business trends of a particular firm or group, bearing in mind that performance levels may differ from one company to another.