Switzerland had modest export growth in April. This was mainly stimulated by demand from Asia and the USA for pharmaceutical and chemical products, as well as watches and jewellery.
Exports during April rose 0.4% compared with the previous year in real terms. adjusted for inflation to 17.08 billion Swiss In nominal terms exports gained 0.3%, according to figures from the Customs authorities.
Imports reached 14.65 billion Swiss francs: a decline of 7.3% in real terms and 5.3% lower in nominal terms.