Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

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.

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10th February 2020 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


CNB unexpectedly increases rates

The Czech National Bank unexpectedly raised interest rates at today's meeting by 25bp to 2.25%, with four of the seven board members voting for the hike. We expect the key rate to remain unchanged now before a cut at the turn of the year.   
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9th January 2020 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


The Czech economy will continue slowing down in 2020 and unemployment will remain low

The Czech economy will be marked by continued slowdown in 2020, with GDP growing by 2.0%. Despite the slowdown in growth, the unemployment rate should remain at a very low level, at around two percent. The average wage will rise by the lowest percentage in three years, 5.7%. Inflation is expected to be 2.5-3.0% during 2020. These are some of the conclusions of the 2020 analysis of the economic outlook compiled by Deloitte's economic team.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic