EU-Mercosur - a boost for jobs and exports in Czechia

Businesses of all sizes in towns and cities across Czechia already export a wide range of goods and services to Mercosur.

The EU-Mercosur trade agreement will make it easier and cheaper for them to do so.


Companies and jobs

974 The number of Czech companies that export to Mercosur.

57% The share of Czech companies exporting to Mercosur that are small and medium-sized enterprises.

13,000 The number of jobs in Czechia that EU exports to Mercosur help support.

855,000 The number of jobs in the EU that EU exports to Mercosur help support.


Exports and Imports

Czechia and Mercosur already have a close trading relationship. The EU-Mercosur trade agreement will give it a big boost.

25th Mercosur is Czechia's 25th biggest trade partner outside the EU.

€ 392m The value of Czech exports to Mercosur.

€ 169m The value of Czech imports from Mercosur.


EU trade agreements benefit companies and communities

  • Companies: Statistics on international trade in goods by enterprise characteristics, Eurostat, 2016 (latest available year). Statistics on firms exporting to Argentina and Brazil, which account for 95% of exports to MERCOSUR countries
  • Jobs: WIOD database, 2011. The jobs figures are underestimates as they refer only to EU exports to Brazil. Estimates for all Mercosur countries are not available.
  • Exports and Imports: Eurostat. Goods and services figures based on latest available data (2017).
    Trade partner ranking is based on goods only.