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Czech economy in 2002: record-low inflation


  • Kamil Janáček
  • Eva Zamrazilová


Gross domestic product continued to grow in 2002, faster than in the economies of most of the Czech Republic's major partners, albeit at a slower pace than in 2001. The major driving force of economic growth was private consumption, followed by government consumption. Investment demand registered a slowdown as an indirect result of weak foreign demand. 2002 was the year of record-low inflation in the history of the Czech Republic - at the end of the year, the consumer price index stood at 0.6 %. During 2002, nominal appreciation of the Czech currency accelerated - the koruna appreciated against the euro by almost ten per cent. The labor market was severely hit by the general economic slowdown and the unemployment rate anew reached the record-high level at the end of the year.

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  • Kamil Janáček & Eva Zamrazilová, 2003. "Czech economy in 2002: record-low inflation," Prague Economic Papers, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2003(2).
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpep:v:2003:y:2003:i:2:id:208

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    Czech economy; labour market; monetary policy; external balance; world economic growth;

    JEL classification:

    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe


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