Competitiveness / Trade and Investment

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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13th March 2017 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment


London Economics/AmCham EU: Czech Republic 3rd in Single Market integration index in 2015 (updated)

The study by London Economics published by AmCham EU describes how each Member State has integrated into the EU’s single economic area and measures the impact on their economies.
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6th August 2017 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment


Eurostat: US-EU FDI relationship weakened in 2016

According to preliminary results, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from the European Union (EU) to the rest of the world amounted to €186 billion in 2016, a sharp drop (-68%) compared with the €585 bn recorded in 2015, Eurostat reported.
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11th July 2017 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment


WTO Global Value Chain Development Report 2017: Between 2000 and 2015 a significant shift occurred between the medium–low and the medium–high technology inputs exchanged by Czech Rep. and Poland

The Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland, the largest players in intraregional trade in manufacturing inputs among the European economies, accounted for more than 11% of intra-Europe exports in intermediate goods in 2015, a share that more than quadrupled since 1995, the WTO Global Value Chain Development Report 2017 report says.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic