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Swiss Watch Exports -27% in March

29 april 2009

The decline in Swiss watch exports was quite pronounced in March, with the high-end market particularly hard-hit. Exports fell 27 percent to $791.3 million (CHF 914.4 million), according to the Swiss Watch Federation, RAPAPORT reported.
“The decline focused mainly on the highest price segments in March,” the Federation explained. "Wristwatches costing between $434 and $2603 (CHF 500 and CHF 3,000) remained in a very negative trend, joined by timepieces costing more than CHF 3,000, which to date had shown more resilience," it added. "Watches costing less than $174 (CHF 200) registered a below-average decline, while products between CHF 200 and CHF 500 recorded an increase of several points in value terms."
The Swiss Watch Federation noted that there were declines in almost all of its markets in March, with exports to Hong Kong, Switzerland’s largest market, falling by 29 percent. Exports to the U.S. fell by half for the second consecutive month, and exports to Italy decreased by 10 percent. France was the only market among the five largest to register growth, rising by 3 percent. Exports to Japan fell 25 percent during the month. Switzerland’s watch exports in the first quarter fell 24 percent to $2.5 billion (CHF 2.9 billion), the Federation reported.