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Trade Profile

Foreign Trade in Figures

Due to its limited territory and resources, Liechtenstein is very open to international trade. In order to benefit from the European market, Liechtenstein joined the EEA (European Economic Area) and the Schengen Zone. Moreover, the government is progressively harmonising its trade policy with that of the European Union.
Customs duties are low and there are hardly any trade barriers. Liechtenstein has formed a customs union with Switzerland and also uses the Swiss franc (CHF) as its national currency. The main factors that encourage foreign trade are a very liberal economy, an attractive tax system and sophisticated infrastructure. However, the country has a limited domestic market.
Liechtenstein has a structural trade deficit, a trend that is likely to continue in the coming years. According to data by the European Commission, in 2017 the EU exported EUR 1.3 billion to Liechtenstein, while importing EUR 1.1 billion.
Liechtenstein mainly exports small specialty machinery, connectors for audio and video, parts for motor vehicles, dental products, hardware, prepared foodstuffs, electronic equipment, and optical products. The main imports are agricultural products, raw materials, energy products, machinery, metal goods, textiles, foodstuffs, and motor vehicles.
The country’s main trade partners are Germany, Austria, the United States, Italy, China, Finland, the United Kingdom and Spain. Its main exports partners are Germany, the United States, Austria, Finland, Italy, China, the United Kingdom, Spain and Sweden.





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Last Updates: June 2018