Switzerland

Location: Europe

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Population: 7,655,600 (Estimate July 2012)

Language(s): German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 20.4%, Italian (official) 6.5%, Serbo-Croatian 1.5%, Albanian 1.3%, Portuguese 1.2%, Spanish 1.1%, English 1%, Romansch (official) 0.5%, other 2.8% (2000 census)

 

Currency:   Swiss francs (CHF)

GDP: $ 340.4 billion (estimated 2011)

Top Import Commodities:

  • Precious Metals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Arts and Antiques
  • Machinery
  • Aircrafts parts
  • Optical/Medical
  • Components for production systems

Germany 32%, Italy 10.2%, France 8.5%, US 5.3%, Netherlands 4.5%, Austria 4.3%, (2010)

Other Information:

  • Opportunities in biotech, nanotech and renewable energy
  • One of the world’s highest per capita GDP
  • High technology production