Switzerland: Trade freedom

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 Switzerland

Trade freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 87
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2023
 Average 86
 Min - Max 78 - 90
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Switzerland from 1996 to 2023. The average value for Switzerland during that period was 86 points with a minimum of 78 points in 1996 and a maximum of 90 points in 2010. The latest value from 2023 is 87 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 175 countries is 70 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Switzerland - Trade freedom - recent values

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Switzerland - Trade freedom - historical chart - 1996-2023




The Trade Freedom index for Switzerland measures the absence of tariffs and other barriers that affect the international trade of goods and services.
Definition: The Trade freedom index is based on two indicators: the trade-weighted average tariff rate and non-tariff barriers (including quantity, price, regulatory, customs and investment restrictions, and direct government intervention).


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 Property rights 94 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 92 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 95 2023 points
 Business freedom 84 2023 points
 Labor freedom 61 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 85.10 2023 points
 Trade freedom 87 2023 points
 Investment freedom 85 2023 points
 Financial freedom 90 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 84 2023 index points
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