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Czech Republic: Prices decreased in agriculture and increased in industry 19.10.2018 Czech Republic: Prices decreased in agriculture and increased in industry In comparison to August 2017, agricultural producer prices went down by 2.1%. Industrial producer prices and construction work prices were both higher by 3.3% and 3.5%, respectively.
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Czech retail trade successful also in August 19.10.2018 Czech retail trade successful also in August In August 2018, sales adjusted for calendar effects increased at constant prices by 4.2%, year on year (y-o-y).
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Surplus of the Czech Trade Balance Fell Year−on−Year 19.10.2018 Surplus of the Czech Trade Balance Fell Year−on−Year According to preliminary data in current prices, in August 2018 the external trade balance in goods ended in a surplus of CZK 2.3 bn, which was by CZK 2.6 bn lower, year−on−year (y−o−y).
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Czech National Bank increases interest rates 04.10.2018 Czech National Bank increases interest rates Czech National Bank (CNB): CNB Bank Board increased the two-week repo rate by 25 basis points to 1.50%. It also increased the Lombard rate to 2.50% and the discount rate to 0.50%.
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Housing dominated year-on-year price growth 13.09.2018 Housing dominated year-on-year price growth Consumer prices in August increased by 0.1% compared with July. The year-on-year growth of consumer prices accelerated to 2.5% in August, which was 0.2 percentage points up on July.
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Industrial production in July 2018 10.09.2018 Industrial production in July 2018 In July 2018, working days adjusted industrial production increased at constant prices by 6.7%, year-on-year (y-o-y); non-adjusted industrial production increased by 10.3%, y-o-y.
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Balance of the Czech Republic ended in a Deficit in July 10.09.2018 Balance of the Czech Republic ended in a Deficit in July According to preliminary data in current prices, in July 2018 the external trade balance in goods ended in a deficit of CZK 4.8 bn, which was by CZK 2.9 bn higher, year−on−year (y−o−y).
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Average Wage Increased by 6.2% in Real Terms 07.09.2018 Average Wage Increased by 6.2% in Real Terms In Q2 2018 the average gross monthly nominal wage per full time equivalent (FTE) employee in the national economy increased by 8.6% compared to the same period of the previous year. In real terms it grew by 6.2%. The median wage was CZK 27 236 (approx. USD 1 231).
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Sales in retail trade continued to grow 07.09.2018 Sales in retail trade continued to grow In July 2018, sales adjusted for calendar effects increased at constant prices by 4.4%, year on year (y-o-y); non-adjusted sales increased by 5.6%, y-o-y.
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The unemployment rate decreased to 2,3% 06.09.2018 The unemployment rate decreased to 2,3% The general unemployment rate of the aged 15-64 years, seasonally adjusted, reached 2,3% in July 2018 and decreased by 0,5 p.p., year-on-year.
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