Electronics Industry in Switzerland

Electronics Industry in Switzerland

RER, Date of Publication: Jun 18, 2019

The Swiss Electronics Industry Report provides essential market intelligence for all sizes of company from small enterprises to major global groups and for financial/management consultancies, government agencies and academia requiring a reliable overview of the electronics industry in Switzerland.

Electronics production declined by 0.6% in 2017 and compared to declines of 3.5% in 2016 and 5.0% in 2015. Output is forecast to recover in 2018 with growth of 4.3% but ease to 0.7% in 2019. The strength of Switzerland's electronics industry lies in a small range of niche products, with high added value. Control and instrumentation, and consumer goods (mainly watches) are the two sectors of industry, which dominate Swiss electronics output. Watch production accounted for 30.1% of total production and control and instrumentation 32.1% share in 2018. In 2017, the watch industry declined by 7.0% on the back of weaker exports. In 2017, it was estimated that some 17.6 million watches were exported (2016: 19.0 million).

Looking forward the Swiss watch industry is entering a period of transition with traditional manufacturers facing increasing competition as increasing number of smart watches enter the market. Output in the control and instrumentation sector increased by 7.4% in 2017, a significant improvement on the prior year’s decline of 0.1%, and is forecast to increase by a further 6.5% in 2018 before easing to 2.0% in 2019, the slowdown in exports and the weakening global economy impacting demand. Medical, which had increased by 7.6% in 2015, declined by 7.1% in 2016 and by a further 6.6% in 2017 but was forecast to post growth of 2.0% in 2018. Output is forecast to decline by 2.0% in 2019.

The manufacture of microelectronics and electronic components is also important in Switzerland accounting for 14.1% of output in 2017. Specialised products dominate this sector, due not only to relentless competition with standard items, but also to the specialised applications in successful Swiss products, such as new electronic watches.

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Electronics Industry in Switzerland
Table of Contents

Economic Overview
Industry Structure
Market Data and Forecasts 2016-2022
Production Data 2016-2019
Methodologies/Guide to Statistics

Product Coverage

Office Equipment
Control & Instrumentation
Medical & Industrial
Radio Communications
Active Components
Passive Components
Other Components

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Date of Publication:
Jun 18, 2019
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