Czech Republic: 2018 Article IV Consultation - Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Czech Republic

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June 26, 2018

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This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that Czech Republic’s growth has been strong, broad-based and job rich. The economy grew at 4.4 percent in 2017, led by strong domestic demand. The unemployment rate fell to a record low of 2.3 percent in April 2018, even with increased participation. Meanwhile, headline and core inflation are close to the target of 2 percent. Growth is projected to remain strong this year, at 3.7 percent, but labor shortages are putting constraints on future growth. In the near term, a decline in global trade is a major risk for a small economy highly dependent on external demand, particularly from the euro area, but also indirectly from other regions given how tightly integrated is the Czech economy into supply chains.


Country Report No. 2018/187



Publication Date:

June 26, 2018



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