Almost 10 000 persons and 900 commodity traders are at the centre of raw material trade in Switzerland

Neuchâtel, 08.03.2021 - In 2018, there were around 900 commodity traders in raw materials in Switzerland, employing some 9800 persons. These traders were assisted by related activities such as certification, transport and financing. A survey has provided a first, partial estimate of the number of jobs involved in these related activities, underlining in particular the importance of financing activities. These are the first official figures for the trade in raw materials sector from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

This press release and further information on this topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below).

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For the core: Philippe Stauffer, FSO, Economic Structure and Analyses,
tel.: +41 58 463 60 75, e-mail:

For the cluster: Daniel Zulauf, SECO, General Management, tel. +41 58 483 93 80,


State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Federal Statistical Office

Last modification 30.01.2024

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