Exports of road vehicles in Czech Republic grew 7.5% to 388,163 in 2001 from 361,199 in 2000, according to provisional results provided to just-auto.com by the Automotive Industry Association there.


Year-on-year, volumes increased 11.6% to 375,862 from 336,649 for cars, representing 96.8% of shipments. Other gains included: 71.9% for trailers to 636 from 370; 42.7% for motorcycles to 4,847 from 3,396; and 0.6% for buses to 781 from 776. The only sector to decline was commercial vehicles, dropping 69.8% to 6,037 from 20,008.


Czech Republic
Auto Exports  2001  2000  % Change

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Buses  781  776  0.6
Cars  375,862  336,649 11.6
Commercial Vehicles 6,037  20,008  -69.8
     until 3.5T  4,077 17,881 -77.2
     over 3.5T  1,960  2,127  -7.9
Motorcycles  4,847  3,396  42.7
     until 50cc  114  14  714.3
     over 50cc  4,733  3,382  39.9
Trailers  636  370  71.9
     semi-trailers  466  220  111.8
     other  170  150  13.3
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TOTAL  388,163  361,199  7.5
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SOURCE  Automotive Industry Association of Czech Republic 


In 2000 versus 1999, auto exports grew 14.0% to 361,199 from 316,884. Rises amounted to: 20.7% for buses to 776 from 643; and 16.6% for cars to 336,649 from 288,712. Falls tallied: 59.6% for trailers to 370 from 916; 13.2% for commercial vehicles to 20,008 from 23,056; and 4.5% for motorcycles to 3,396 from 3,557.


Czech Republic
Auto Exports  2000  1999  % Change

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Buses  776  643  20.7
Cars  336,649  288,712  16.6
Commercial Vehicles  20,008  23,056  -13.2
     until 3.5T  17,881  20,698  -13.6
     over 3.5T  2,127  2,358  -9.8
Motorcycles  3,396  3,557  -4.5
     until 50cc  14  252  -94.4
     over 50cc  3,382  3,305  2.3
Trailers  370  916  -59.6
     semi-trailers  220  880 -75.0
     other  150  36  316.7
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TOTAL  361,199  316,884  14.0
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SOURCE  Automotive Industry Association of Czech Republic


Ryan James Tutak
associate editor, just-auto.com for Eastern Europe