The EU’s brainy number crunchers at Eurostat have shown the Czech Republic, once again, to be the right horse to put your money on. As a thriving, modern industrial economy located in the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic leads the pack on the Old Continent with an astoundingly high level of gross fixed capital formation, leaving its bloated, wheezing behemoth neighbor to the north, geriatric Germany, searching for its dentures in the factory floor dust.
In 2015, the Czech Republic enjoyed an impressive 26.3% share of its GDP in fixed capital formation (investments in assets such as land, buildings, machines and equipment)—ranking first among all EU and Eurozone countries. Germany, on the other hand, mustered only 20.1%, which is average for the Eurozone (or, worse, only 19.9% on Eurostat’s other website comparing EU countries’ performances, shown in the image below).
But, the story doesn’t stop there. The Czech Republic buries Germany in many other economic indicators as well.
Real GDP in the Czech Republic grew 4.5%, while Germany puttered along at a boring 1.7%. Gross fixed capital formation, as stated earlier, shines bright for the Czech Republic, as opposed to dull Germany, demonstrating how the Czech Republic has attracted more solid investment in real assets that make economies prosper and returns grow.
Czechia is worth checking out, and smart investors know it.
Investors know a good thing when they see it. That’s why the current account balance (often misinterpreted, overplaying positive numbers as something always really dandy) is a healthy -2.1 million EUR for the Czech Republic. As a country’s current account can explain the difference between the country’s total value of exports of goods and services versus the total value of import of goods and services, it can also define the difference between the country’s total value of savings versus investment (public and private). Therefore, a negative current account balance can reflect a low level of national savings relative to investment—or a high rate of investment, well above savings. With its solid growth in real GDP and its hefty, first-place position within the EU for the share of its GDP in fixed capital formation, the Czech Republic is spending heavily on real investments that spur commercial activity, manufacturing and production. Take that and compare it to penny-pinching Germany, with its bloated piggy bank holding 72813 million EUR in a current account surplus, waiting for something worthwhile to buy or invest in within its own boarders.
Taking the bull by the horns, investors have poured streams of money into Czech Republic. Direct investment flows—inflows—into the Czech Republic is a healthy 4.1% of its GDP, compared to a paltry 0.4% for Germany; direct investment stocks—inward—into the Czech Republic is 67.6% of its GDP, while Germany attracts less than half of that, only 28.5% of its GDP; and, foreign direct investment intensity for the Czech Republic is 2.5% of its GDP, for Germany it’s only 1.4% of its GDP. In all three categories describing a country’s investment appeal, the Czech Republic is welcomed by the smart money with open arms. Germany’s barely tolerated.
The Czech Republic Is Europe’s Hub for Modern Manufacturing; Germany’s a Has-been.
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