AUD to CHF Exchange Rate

Ah, Switzerland: gold bullion, cuckoo clocks and hot cheese. What’s not to like?

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What influences the AUD/CHF exchange rate?

The AUD/CHF exchange rate may be influenced by the CHF’s status as a safe haven currency. However, the USD and JPY have been preferred as safe havens in recent years probably due to Swiss National Bank intervention in pricing against the euro. Nonetheless, the Swiss franc is still seen as a safe choice for traders when economic conditions around the world are turbulent and that privileged status may influence AUD/CHF rates.  


Because gold is a major export from Australia to Switzerland, the AUD/CHF exchange rate could be influenced by the price of gold. As a commodity currency, the Aussie dollar is vulnerable to commodity booms and busts, which may also have a subsequent impact on CHF/AUD exchange rates. Learn more about the factors that affects the value of the Aussie dollar.

AUD/CHF Snapshot

“Switzerland is Australia’s tenth-largest source of foreign investment and tenth-largest investment destination.” – Australian Government Dept. of Foreign Affairs & Trade2

 

  • In 2015, Australia was ranked 12th in GDP, while Switzerland ranked 19th.3 In 2014, Australia was the 21st largest exporter and importer in the world, while Switzerland was the 17th biggest exporter and 18th biggest importer.4,5  

  • In 2016, World Economic Forum (WEF) ranked the Swiss economy the most competitive in the world for the 8th consecutive year.6  

  • Top Australian exports to Switzerland in 2015 included gold, silver, platinum, and meats, while medicaments, clocks and watches, and pharmaceutical products were among the top imports from Switzerland.7

 

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Currency Name: Swiss Franc  

Currency Code: CHF

Currency Symbol: Fr  

Central Bank: Swiss National Bank

Countries Used In: Switzerland, Campione d'Italia, Liechtenstein

Major Unit: One Franc     

Minor Unit: One Rappen     

Note Denominations: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 1,000 francs

Coin Denominations: 5, 10, 20 rappen. ½, 1, 2, 5 francs


CHF to AUD exchange rate analysis. Check out our daily market analysis to learn the factors influencing the CHF to AUD exchange rate today.


Sources:

  1. https://www.snb.ch/en/iabout/monpol
  2. http://dfat.gov.au/geo/switzerland/pages/switzerland-country-brief.aspx
  3. http://databank.worldbank.org/data/download/GDP.pdf
  4. http://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/profile/country/che/
  5. http://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/profile/country/aus/
  6. http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/business/wef-report_switzerland-is-the-world-s-most-competitive-economy-/42478248
  7. http://dfat.gov.au/trade/resources/Documents/swit.pdf