Top Czech News Headlines: Friday, June 17, 2022

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  • Fuel prices in the Czech Republic are at an all-time high, with a litre of the most popular Natural 95 petrol currently selling for an average of CZK 47.69 per litre, according to data from the company CCS.

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  • Car production in the Czech Republic increased by 12.8 percent year-on-year in May to 120,186 vehicles, according to data released by the Automotive Industry Association on Thursday.

 

  • The Czech Republic has the highest rate of cannabis users among young people aged 15 to 34; 23% of young Czechs have used it in the last year. This is according to this year’s report from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).

 

  • According to preliminary figures from the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO), the population of the Czech Republic grew by 3,200 to 10.52 million in the first quarter of the year. This increase was only due to the effect of foreign immigration (+10,800), as the natural population decreased by 7,600.

 

  • Year-on-year, they rose by 16.0%, up 1.8ppt from April. In the housing division, prices of natural gas rose mainly by 49.2% (44.2% in April) and solid fuels by 30.1% (24.1%). In the catering and accommodation division, prices of food services and accommodation services increased by 22.8% (19.5%) and 18.1% (14.4%), respectively.

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