The growth pace of the Czech economy will slow down on the year from 4.5% to 3.2% in 2018. The economic growth will total 2.9% in 2019. The results will be supported by domestic demand and increased exports. The inflation rate should remain stable at 2.4%. The increase in consumer prices will be mostly due to more expensive food items and services. These figures stem from the European Commission (EC)’s winter macroeconomic forecast.