While Switzerland is used to come out on top of this EU market report one should not forget that in high-tech product and service exports Switzerland is only average. I don’t want to spoil the soup now since otherwise it looks – statistically speaking – relatively good. Still one other remark is needed: what would really count is to compare yourself with the US and Japan. And also here Switzerland has a hard time playing in the top league and unfortunately the high-tech product and service category compared with the worldwide leaders will become in my opinion the most important aspect in the near future. Something has to be done one would think.