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

17th December 2021 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

PwC CEO Survey: Rising raw material prices or failing supply? The bigger problem for Czech CEOs now is the lack of people

Czech companies continue to struggle with the impact of the pandemic and are going through another difficult year. CEOs do not think the situation will improve significantly any time soon, with 60% of them considering the lack of people to be the biggest problem, while rising prices and dysfunctional supply chains are also a concern. This is according to the interim results of the PwC CEO Survey.
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13th December 2021 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

AmCham Year-End Report 2020-2021: From the first days, we tried to make the connections and propose solutions that worked.

Dear Members, When we sit down to write intros for yearend publications, we typically want to convince the reader that this was somehow an exceptional year. This year we do not need to try very hard. The coronavirus disrupted business in ways that no worst case scenario could estimate. The board, our councils and committees, Weston and I spent more time this year trying to find answers that would keep companies in business and people employed than any of us could have imagined in January 2020.
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7th December 2021 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

2021/Q3 Industrial Property Market Report

Nearshoring of supply chains drives demand by tenants and causes a steady drop in vacancy rate. Developers responded to this situation with increased construction activity mostly tailored to the client signed before construction begins. Speculative construction does not reach a sufficient level to satisfy prime markets. The industrial market as a whole is influenced by lack of employees, shortage of various commodities like AdBlue or building materials, rising prices, and more. All these factors foretell bad times for companies without sufficient capital. Automation and other strategies to secure labor productivity will play a central role in the future.
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