Key figures

Switzerland counts about 550 companies with activities directly related to commodity trading and shipping.

This activity provides over 35'000 direct jobs, with related services accounting for many more.

Fiscal contributions from commodity trading activity companies represent 22% of Geneva's budget, 10% in Zug and approximately 19% of the City of Lugano's income.

Commodity Trading
Swiss-based commodity trading companies handle a third of
the world trade in Crude Oil and Products

Number 1 worldwide in Grains and Oil Seeds
Number 1 in Europe in Sugar
Number 1 (tied with London) in Cotton

Trade Finance
Number 1 worldwide in the finance of commodity trading
Inspection and Certification
Number 1 worldwide

22% of global movement of commodities

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The Swiss Trading & Shipping Association is a non-profit, non-political Swiss association representing companies active in commodity trading and shipping activities, trade finance and related services.

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P.O. Box 1565
CH-1201 Geneva

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