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

10th February 2023 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

Last year was marked by a decline in the number of used cars to be found on the market

Compared to the previous year, last year was marked by a decline in the number of used cars to be found on the market. Overall, 4.6% fewer cars were offered than in 2021. The nearly new car segment saw an even greater decline, with 16% fewer cars offered year-on-year. A total of 87,512 nearly new cars were advertised in 2021, compared to only 73,482 last year. New technologies in the form of electric and hybrid vehicles are gaining an ever-larger share of the market. 
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8th February 2023 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

AmCham Real Estate Council: Supply of residential housing will not grow rapidly also due to uncertainty about the way forward on the new construction law

Land-use policy can be separated roughly into three processes: decisions on land use (or development), creating zoning requirements to facilitate the land use plan, and permitting to ensure that those developing the land abide by zoning requirements (and therefore the land-use plan).
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7th February 2023 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Smarter immigration, greater innovation

Innovation relies on human knowledge, skills and creativity to develop new technology and utilize to benefit human society. Humans with that knowledge, or those skills, and that creativity are a precious and scarce commodity, and, therefore, in high demand in those economies that generate the most innovation.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic