Liechtenstein exported goods worth 900 million Swiss francs in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the latest figures from the Office for Statistics (AS). This equates to a rise of 6.4 per cent over the final quarter of 2016.
Almost 61 per cent of the exports were to European countries. Germany remained Liechtenstein’s most important trade partner, importing goods worth more than 207 million Swiss francs.
Liechtenstein’s exports in the fourth quarter did not only increase to Germany, but also to Europe, by a total of 6.2 per cent.
In turn, Liechtenstein imported goods worth 523 million francs in the final quarter of last year. This equates to an increase of 4.5 per cent compared to the fourth quarter of 2016.
The most important trade partner here too was Europe, accounting for a proportion of more than 80 per cent. Liechtenstein imported goods totaling just under 420 million francs from European countries.
It imported goods worth 195 million francs from its most important European trade partner, Germany.
External trade relations with Switzerland are not included in the statistics. The Office for Statistics does not generally take these figures into account, because trade with Switzerland is recorded at the Swiss border.