The result of external trade in November was a pleasant surprise, although for the entire year 2018 the trade balance will end up with a lower surplus than the year before. Labour market pressures did not let up at the end of the year. The higher share of unemployed in December was caused by seasonal effects, and the increasing number of vacancies shows that demand for labour remains strong.
EC Women in Digital Scoreboard: Czechia ranks low, gender pay gap in the ICT sector among highest in the EU
The European Commission has launched an annual scoreboard to monitor women's participation in the digital economy. Czechia ranks 24th, behind Estonia (7th), Austria (13th), Slovakia (20th), Poland (21st) and Hungary (23rd).
Industrial production grew by almost 5% year-on-year in November, supported by one extra working day. Though the automotive segment posted double-digit growth again, new orders are still on a weaker footing
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Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy
- 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
- 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
- 3) Health Care as an export industry
- 4) Government as a competitive advantage
In Policy Pipeline policy developments in the Czech Republic and abroad are monitored to bring better understanding of current topics and trends.