Friday, May 22, 2009

V4 Currencies: SKK Gone Strong, PLN and HUF Down

This is a graph depicting the purchasing power of Visegrád Four currencies vis-à-vis Euro since November 2005, when Slovak Koruna entered the ERM II system. The figure shows that the Slovak currency has been fixed to Euro at the time when all V4 currencies registered their several-year highs (summer 2008). After criris-related depreciation of CZK, PLN and HUF, this strong conversion rate made Slovakia relatively more expensive to its neighbors, which hampers exports but tames inflation. More information can be found in TREND Analyses' macropresentation.

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