Imports from non-EU countries increased by 22.9%. The most distinctive relative increase was evident in imports from the CIS, and further in imports from developing economies, other countries, EFTA countries and other advanced market economies. Imports from European transition economies decreased. In overall imports, the share of other advanced market economies dropped from 7.2% to 6.5%. The position of EFTA countries and European transition economies stayed at the level of the first half of 2009. Orientation towards other countries increased from 10.0% to 10.9%, towards CIS from 6.7% to 7.8%, and towards developing economies from 6.9% to 7.7%1.
1) Source: Czech Statistical Office
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