Swiss Balance of Payments and International Investment Position

Current issue and description

The balance of payments comprises the current account, the capital account and the financial account, and records transactions between residents and non-residents during a given period. The international investment position reports the cross-border stocks of financial assets of all institutional units as at a specific reference date at the end of a period.

A press release commenting on Switzerland's balance of payments and international investment position is published quarterly together with the latest figures. Additional focus articles are published at irregular intervals, providing a more detailed examination of selected key areas relating to these statistics.

The SNB draws up its reporting on the balance of payments and international investment position in accordance with IMF guidelines.

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