This was reported by the Czech
Statistical Office, adding that the main reason is still high prices of
imported energy commodities and inputs. The balance with EU
countries improved by CZK 17.1bn. The deficit with non-EU
countries widened by CZK 27.5bn. Exports rose by 17.2% to CZK
392.1bn and imports by 19.2% to CZK 418.9bn. On a month-onmonth adjusted basis, exports fell by 2.6% and imports by 1.8%. In
10M 2022, the balance showed a deficit of CZK 174.3bn (2021:
surplus of CZK 3.4bn).