US$ 5,038mn
FDI inflow over April 2000 - March 2021

US$ 19.5bn

Bilateral trade during FY2020-21

24,567
PIOs/NRIs currently live in Switzerland

Concurrent Accreditation The Mission in Switzerland also handles India's bilateral relations with The Holy See and Liechtenstein

FDI

As a large part of FDI in India is routed through third nations, real Swiss FDI in India for 2005-16 was pegged at US$7.7 billion.

ODI

Overseas Direct Investment from India to Switzerland was US$932 million (3.3% of total ODI) during April 2017-May 2019.

Literacy

6th most literate nation in the world, Switzerland has emerged as a leading destination for high-end scientific R&D.

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Rank in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business 2020 index has been achieved through focus in tech-driven growth.

Leading brands

More than 30 per cent of the world’s biggest brands have offices in this country, including 15 Fortune 500 Companies.

Strengths

Swiss excellence lies in engineering/industrial equipment, services, precision instruments, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.

India's Exports and Imports to Switzerland

Swiss-Indian Chamber of Commerce

+41-44-289-9495

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Gutenbergstrasse 6 CH-8002 Zurich Switzerland

STARTUPS.CH

+41-52-269-3080

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Lagerhausstrasse 18 CH-8400 Winterthur

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

+41-22-917-1234

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Palais des Nations CH-1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland

Indian Trade Promotion Organisation

+91-11-2337-1540

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Pragati Bhawan, Pragati Maidan New Delhi-110001 (INDIA)

Embassy of India, Switzerland, The Holy See, Liechtenstein

+41-31-350-1139

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Kirchenfeldstrasse 28, CH-3005 Berne, Switzerland

Opportunities

Agricultural exports

    Beer made from malt (220300)
    Mineral waters (nat./art.) & aerated waters, not cont. added sugar/oth. swe … (220110)
    Non-alcoholic beverages other than waters of 2202.10 (not incl. fruit/veg. … (220290)
    Sparkling wine of fresh grapes (220410)
    Waters, incl. min. waters & aerated waters, cont. added sugar/oth. sweeteni … (220210)
    Whiskies (220830)
    Wine other than sparkling wine of fresh grapes, incl. fortified; grape must with fermentation prevented/arrested by the addition of alcohol, in containters of >10 l (220429)
    Wine other than sparkling wine of fresh grapes, incl. fortified; grape must with fermentation prevented/arrested by the addition of alcohol, in containters of 2 l/less (220421)

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    Carcasses/half-carcasses of bovine animals, fresh/chilled (020110)
    Cuts & edible offal of species Gallus domesticus, fresh/chilled (020713)
    Cuts & edible offal of species Gallus domesticus, frozen (020714)
    Meat of bovine animals, fresh/chilled, boneless (020130)
    Meat of sheep (excl. lamb), fresh/chilled, boneless (020423)
    OTHER MEAT/EDABLE OFFAL FRESH CHILLED/FRZN (020890)
    Sausages & sim. prods., of meat/meat offal/blood; food preps. based on thes … (160100)

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    Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits & oth. bakers’ wares n.e.s. in Ch.19, whethe … (190590)
    Sugar confectionery other than chewing gum (incl. white chocolate), not con … (170490)
    Sweet biscuits (190531)

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    Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80% vol. (220710)

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    Chocolate & oth. food preps. cont. cocoa (excl. of 1806.20-1806.32) (180690)
    Cocoa beans, whole/broken, raw/roasted (180100)
    Cocoa butter, fat & oil (180400)

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    Cheese (excl. of 0406.10-0406.40) (040690)
    Fresh (unripened/uncured) cheese, incl. whey cheese, & curd (040610)
    Ice cream & oth. edible ice, whether or not cont. cocoa (210500)

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    CARNATIONS (060312)
    CHRYSANTHEMUMS (060314)
    ORCHIDS (060313)

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    Roses (060311)

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    Asparagus, fresh/chilled (070920)
    Avocados, fresh/dried (080440)
    Bananas frsh or dried (080390)
    Bulbs, tubers, tuberous roots, corms, crowns & rhizomes, in growth/in flowe … (060120)
    Fruits of the genera Capsicum/Pimenta, fresh/chilled (070960)
    Grapes, fresh (080610)
    Live plants, n.e.s., incl. their roots; mushroom spawn (060290)
    Mandarins, incl. tangerines & satsumas; clementines, wilkings & sim. citrus … (080520)
    Oranges, fresh/dried (080510)
    Peaches, incl. nectarines, fresh (080930)
    Strawberries, fresh (081010)
    Tomatoes, fresh/chilled (070200)

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    Other leguminous vegetables, shelled or unshelled, fresh or chilled (070999)

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    Hazelnuts/filberts (Corylus spp.), shelled (080222)
    Nuts (excl. ground-nuts), incl. mixts., prepd./presvd., whether or not cont … (200819)

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    Other (060319)

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Minerals

    Production: 4,272,316 tonnes (finished and combined in 2017)

    Export: Clinkers Cement – 7,173 tonnes (2016), Other Cement – 4,687 tonnes (2016), Portland Cement – 169340 tonnes (2016)

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    Production: Gypsum and Plaster – 200,000 tonnes (2017)

    Export: Gypsum and Plaster (Calcined) – 1326 tonnes (2016)
    Export: Gypsum and Plaster (Crude) – 1223 tonnes (2016)

    bgs.ac.uk

    Production: 1.48 million tonnes

    bfe.admin.chUSGS Report

    Production: 448,509 tonnes (2017)

    Export: 62,494 tonnes (2016)

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Priority Sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Switzerland
  • Bullion
  • Chemicals & pharmaceuticals
  • Machinery and transport equipment
  • Precision engineering product
  • Luxury consumer products
  • Processed food items
India's top export to Switzerland
  • Textiles and garments
  • Organic chemicals
  • Pearls and precious stones
  • Non-electrical machinery
  • Coffee and tea
  • Dye
  • Hand knotted carpets

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