Czech Republic

In-depth country-focused analysis on Czech Republic's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Czech Republic's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Czech Republic, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Czech Republic's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Czech Republic before your competitors.

Czech Republic Country Risk

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Core Views We have revised down our forecast for inflation in the Czech Republic, and readjusted our expectation for monetary policy trajectory. We now expect the Czech National Bank to target a...

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Czech Republic Industry Coverage (22)

Autos

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Passenger car sales in the Czech Republic increased 17.4% year-on-year (y-o-y) in the first four months of 2014, to 60,491 units. This is commensurate with our bullish view on export-led...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View:   After a challenging period from 2011 to 2013 during which consumer electronics demand contracted in the Czech Republic there are indications of a resurgence in demand in 2014 - in...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View: The Czech Republic is to continue to benefit from its membership in both NATO and the EU, both in terms in the capability of its armed forces and the breadth and capacity of its...

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Food & Drink

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Following the Czech Statistical Office's latest revision of the Q114 real GDP growth print, we have revised upward our forecast to 2.4% from 1.8% previously. Nevertheless, we reiterate our...

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Freight Transport

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Following a year of mixed growth dynamics in different freight transport modes, BMI believes that 2014 will signal increasing volumes across the whole sector in line with improving economic outlook....

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Information Technology

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BMI View:   W e already had a positive outlook for IT market growth in the Czech Republic in 2014, but this view has been bolstered by a recovery in the desktop and notebook market, as well as a...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View:   The Czech construction sector continues to suffer from lack of investment due to the wider economic slowdown in the country . In the l onger term , the sector ' s strong...

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Insurance

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BMI View: The latest data published by the CAP (the trade association) in relation to Q114 confirms our view that growth in premiums in both main segments of the Czech insurance sector will...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Czech medical device market is expected to grow by a CAGR of 8.4 % over the 2013-2018 period, a longside increase s in GDP, imports and health expenditure . The...

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Metals

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BMI View:   The Czech steel sector looks well placed to continue its recovery in 2014 following a strong increase in production during the first half of the year. However, we caution that weak...

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Mining

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BMI View: Coal is the mainstay of the Czech Republic's mining industry and we expect this to remain the case over our forecast period to 2018. The country also hosts a uranium mine and there is...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View : While a moratorium on shale gas exploration, the Czech Republic will remain highly dependent on imported oil and gas, mostly from Russia, as conventional hydrocarbons production...

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Petrochemicals

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The Czech petrochemicals industry is on course for solid growth in 2014 and beyond in line with growth in key domestic plastic and chemicals converters, which primarily serve export markets. However...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: P harmaceutical sales will decline further this year , following the release of poor sales data from the first quarter. Price declines throughout Europe and restructuring of the...

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Power

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BMI View: This quarter our fundamen tals for the country remain unchanged. However, we see some potential downside risk s to our forecast. We have long believed that t he future of the...

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Real Estate

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BMI View:   The export-driven recovery seen within the Czech economy during 2014 has helped cultivate a more stable business environment and an increasingly attractive market for real estate...

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Renewables

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BMI View : Concerns over the country ' s economic competiveness and previous difficulties with setting renewables subsidies at a sustainable level, has led the Czech Republic government to...

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Retail

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BMI View: As the economy makes a moderate recovery, international brands are keen on entering or expanding in the Czech Republic's retail market. A positive growth forecast with falling...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: The Czech Republic telecoms market is one of the most developed   in Central and Eastern Europe, with high penetration of voice and data services - but operators are facing...

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Tourism

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The Czech Republic looks set to retain its position as one of the most popular European travel destinations, as sustained growth in key European source markets will drive up the number of arrivals to...

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Water

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BMI V iew:   The Czech Republic's water sector has room for improvement , but overall is a modern and efficient sector. This is due, in part, to the high standards that are required to meet...

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