(ČIA) The economy will fall by 8.0% in 2020 due to COVID-19. Subsequently, in 2021 it will strengthen by 4.0%. Households' final consumption expenditures will decrease by 4.8% in 2020. They will increase by 4.2% next year. Consumer prices should increase by 2.8% and 2.1%, respectively. The average monthly wage will increase by 2.5% in nominal terms in 2020 and by 5.8% in 2021. This stems from the forecasts by the Czech National Bank (ČNB).