The trend of wrist watch exports was more favourable than that of other products, although the variation was very small. Their value rose by 0.6% thanks in particular to bimetal, steel and platinum watches. In terms of the number of pieces the changes were more significant in both the upward and downward direction which offset each other overall.
Just one price segment reported a stronger advance. Watches priced between 200 and 500 francs (export price) posted growth in the order of 7%. Other price ranges remained unchanged from their August 2013 level.
The trend of the main markets varied considerably with rises on the one hand compensated by falls on the other. Hong Kong declined for the fourth month in a row. The United States reported a distinct increase. China continued its gradual recovery thanks to strong growth in August. Japan achieved another month of sustained growth. The situation in Europe also varied considerably: Germany declined steeply while France posted double-digit growth.