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    Czech Republic Economy - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/czech_republic/czech_republic_economy.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview:
      The Czech Republic is one of the most stable and prosperous of the post-Communist states of Central and Eastern Europe. Growth in 2000-05 was supported by exports to the EU, primarily to Germany, and a strong recovery of foreign and domestic investment. Domestic demand is playing an ever more important role in underpinning growth as interest rates drop and the availability of credit cards and mortgages increases. Current account deficits of around 5% of GDP are beginning to decline as demand for Czech products in the European Union increases. Inflation is under control. Recent accession to the EU gives further impetus and direction to structural reform. In early 2004 the government passed increases in the Value Added Tax (VAT) and tightened eligibility for social benefits with the intention to bring the public finance gap down to 4% of GDP by 2006, but more difficult pension and healthcare reforms will have to wait until after the next elections. Privatization of the state-owned telecommunications firm Cesky Telecom took place in 2005. Intensified restructuring among large enterprises, improvements in the financial sector, and effective use of available EU funds should strengthen output growth.

      GDP (purchasing power parity):
      $185.7 billion (2005 est.)

      GDP (official exchange rate):
      $110.2 billion (2005 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate:
      4.8% (2005 est.)

      GDP - per capita (PPP):
      $18,100 (2005 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector:
      agriculture: 3.4%
      industry: 39.3%
      services: 57.3% (2004 est.)

      Labor force:
      5.27 million (2005 est.)

      Labor force - by occupation:
      agriculture: 4%
      industry: 38%
      services: 58% (2002 est.)

      Unemployment rate:
      9.1% (2005 est.)

      Population below poverty line:
      NA%

      Household income or consumption by percentage share:
      lowest 10%: 4.3%
      highest 10%: 22.4% (1996)

      Distribution of family income - Gini index:
      25.4 (1996)

      Inflation rate (consumer prices):
      2% (2005 est.)

      Investment (gross fixed):
      26.2% of GDP (2005 est.)

      Budget:
      revenues: $48.16 billion
      expenditures: $53.04 billion; including capital expenditures of $NA (2005 est.)

      Public debt:
      33.1% of GDP (2005 est.)

      Agriculture - products:
      wheat, potatoes, sugar beets, hops, fruit; pigs, poultry

      Industries:
      metallurgy, machinery and equipment, motor vehicles, glass, armaments

      Industrial production growth rate:
      6% (2005 est.)

      Electricity - production:
      78.18 billion kWh (2003)

      Electricity - consumption:
      56.5 billion kWh (2003)

      Electricity - exports:
      26.3 billion kWh (2003)

      Electricity - imports:
      10.1 billion kWh (2003)

      Oil - production:
      12,380 bbl/day (2003)

      Oil - consumption:
      185,200 bbl/day (2003 est.)

      Oil - exports:
      26,670 bbl/day (2001)

      Oil - imports:
      192,300 bbl/day (2001)

      Oil - proved reserves:
      17.25 million bbl (1 January 2002)

      Natural gas - production:
      133 million cu m (2003 est.)

      Natural gas - consumption:
      9.623 billion cu m (2003 est.)

      Natural gas - exports:
      1 million cu m (2001 est.)

      Natural gas - imports:
      9.521 billion cu m (2001 est.)

      Natural gas - proved reserves:
      3.964 billion cu m (1 January 2002)

      Current account balance:
      -$3.523 billion (2005 est.)

      Exports:
      $78.37 billion f.o.b. (2005 est.)

      Exports - commodities:
      machinery and transport equipment 52%, chemicals 5%, raw materials and fuel 9% (2003)

      Exports - partners:
      Germany 36.2%, Slovakia 8.5%, Austria 6%, Poland 5.3%, UK 4.7%, France 4.6%, Italy 4.3%, Netherlands 4.3% (2004)

      Imports:
      $76.59 billion f.o.b. (2005 est.)

      Imports - commodities:
      machinery and transport equipment 46%, raw materials and fuels 15%, chemicals 10% (2003)

      Imports - partners:
      Germany 31.7%, Slovakia 5.4%, Italy 5.3%, China 5.2%, Poland 4.8%, France 4.7%, Russia 4.1%, Austria 4% (2004)

      Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:
      $30.49 billion (2005 est.)

      Debt - external:
      $43.2 billion (30 June 2005 est.)

      Economic aid - recipient:
      $2.4 billion in available EU structural adjustment and cohesion funds (2004-06)

      Currency (code):
      Czech koruna (CZK)

      Exchange rates:
      koruny per US dollar - 23.957 (2005), 25.7 (2004), 28.209 (2003), 32.739 (2002), 38.035 (2001)

      Fiscal year:
      calendar year


      NOTE: The information regarding Czech Republic on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Czech Republic Economy 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Czech Republic Economy 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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