Economic policy

This section reports on economic policy initiatives of the Czech government, the EU, and other entities that have a direct impact on the competitiveness of the country. It also includes information on economic priorities of the AmCham and other leading associations.

Spotlight issue

3rd November 2020 / Economic policy / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

Impact of Tourists on the Economy - AmCham Hospitality Recovery Proposal

International tourism contributes more to the country’s economy than is revealed in national statistics. Not only do tourists serve an “export” role by spending income earned abroad at Czech hotels and in other industries designated as the tourist sector, but tourists also support the restaurant, retail, culture, banking (through withdrawal fees), telecommunication, and transport industries. National and city assessments of the economy do not assess this impact. We estimate, conservatively, that tourists contribute CZK 11,189 per night spent in Prague.  
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13th January 2021 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Inflation is hampered by cheaper food, with core inflation remaining high

Due to a fall in food prices, inflation slowed down more than expected. Core inflation remains elevated. We still expect inflationary pressures will ease due to weakened demand. At the beginning of the year, inflation should be below 2%. Inflation is below market and CNB expectations, and speculation on future rate hikes is declining.
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11th January 2021 / Economic policy / Business and Industry

Government Measures Supporting Business

The list of Government measures supporting Business. Last update January 11, 2021.
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5th January 2021 / Economic policy / Digital Agenda

Czech Investment in ICT Equipment, Software at 4.3% of GDP

In 2019, companies and public administration invested almost CZK 245 bn in ICT equipment and software. Investment in software and databases has been growing at a significantly faster pace, accounting for two-thirds of the total investment in ICT, than investment in ICT equipment. More than 18% of the total R&D expenditures in the country were spent in the ICT industry.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic