Competitiveness / Business and Industry

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

6th June 2016 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

AmCham Policy Report - Issue 6 - June 6: The Future of Prague: Making Stuff Here, Selling It There

Cities attract people of different talents and skills. Its streets and buildings form competitive cauldrons where these differences are refined into specialization. Specializations combine into industries that produce a sum greater than the individual parts. Those sums are then sold elsewhere to create wealth. Cities, then, are the deep sea vent of economies: the place where elements collide to create new forms of life. That makes them vital for any national strategy of growth. In fact, such a strategy should piece together how the cities within a country’s borders can complement each other as they compete. Prague, today, has a challenge.  
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28th April 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry Beer consumption by foreigners, tourists up by 19% y-o-y

After two years of stagnating beer consumption in the Czech Republic, domestic consumer interest has gone up. Some 16.38 million hectoliters of beer were consumed in the Czech Republic last year, nearly 200,000 hectoliters more than the year before, according to the Czech Brewery and Malt Association (ČSPS). The number of breweries also increased, writes.
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11th April 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

World Bank Group/OECD study on inclusive global value chains: Czech SMEs tend to channel their value added for exports through large firms

World Bank Group and OECD published Policy Options in Trade and Complementary Areas for GVC Integration by Small and Medium Enterprises and Low-Income Developing Countries, a study including examples from the Czech Republic. 
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29th March 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

Mastercard 2017 Masterindex survey on Pan-European E-Commerce Trends

According to the Mastercard 2017 Masterindex survey on Pan-European E-Commerce Trend, more than 40% of Czech online shoppers have never bought from foreign websites.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic