(CIANEWS) - Half of Czech households at least sometimes resort to shopping in a neighbouring country. 27% of respondents do so regularly. Czechs shop several times a year, especially in Poland (29%) and Germany (19%). In Germany, drugs are the most attractive, in Poland meat, fuel and cigarettes, in Slovakia and Austria alcohol. The Ipsos survey for the Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Sole Traders (AMSP CR) also showed that Czechs spend more than CZK 500bn annually on food purchases in Czech shops and CZK 55bn on cross-border purchases. The state thus loses more than CZK 10bn a year in VAT and excise duty.