wiiw Forecast Reports

THE CZECH REPUBLIC: Benefiting from a positive demand shock


Leon Podkaminer

in: Mixed Prospects: Consumption Leads Fragile Recovery in the CESEE Core – CIS Stumbles
wiiw Forecast Report No. Autumn 2015, November 2015 , pp. 73-76

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Given the relatively low level of debt in the private sector and the growth-friendly monetary policy, a further moderate recovery should be forthcoming in 2016-2017 (with growth averaging 2.35%). However, the current expansion of infrastructural investment is not going to extend into the years ahead. Uncertainties also persist where the performance of foreign trade is concerned. Furthermore, growth might be seriously impaired, were the previous fiscal consolidation policy to be reintroduced.


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Annual Database, wiiw Monthly Database

Countries covered: Czechia, Visegrad countries