The Export Index indicates that the growth rate of exports from the Czech Republic will accelerate moderately in H1 2016. Czech industry orders are growing as well. Czech export is influenced positively by the artificial depreciation of the Czech koruna and low prices of raw materials. Raiffeisenbank’s chief economist Helena Horská has commented that if Czech exporters will manage to conquer new export markets, foreign trade will end with a surplus again. The deputy chairman of the Association of Exporters, Otto Daněk, has added that ca. 50,000 employees are missing on the labour market now.