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

12th February 2021 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs


AmCham Workforce Report: General Population and Employment Trends

AmCham Workforce Report on general population and employment trends is now available for members. Over the next six months, we will publish a series of reports that will compare our workforce with those of neighboring countries, and within regions of the Czech Republic.
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12th February 2021 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


Czech inflation slowed less than expected in January

While the market and the Czech National Bank expected January inflation to slow towards 1.7%, the actual figure surprised with growth of 2.2%. Volatile food prices were the surprising element again, but this does not change our view for a 2021 CPI slowdown and rate hike in the second half of this year
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10th February 2021 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


Czech industry is expanding mainly thanks to cars

Industrial production grew again in December and the biggest driver was the production of cars. At the beginning of the year, we expect a slight weakening of production, but for the rest of 2021 growth should continue and reach almost 10% for the whole year. Strong industry corresponds to the growth of exports, which, given the low imports, means another foreign trade surplus.
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