Sales of new road vehicles in Czech Republic grew 2.3% to 174,751 in 2001 from 170,785 in 2000, according to provisional results provided to just-auto.com by the Automotive Industry Association there.


Year-on-year, volumes increased: 28.8% for buses to 979 from 760; 2.3% for cars to 152,171 from 148,730; and 1.4% for commercial vehicles to 21,601 from 21,295.

Czech Republic

Auto Sales 2001 2000 % Change
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Buses 979 760 28.8
Cars 152,171 148,730 2.3
Commercial Vehicles 21,601 21,295 1.4
until 3.5T 15,008 15,036 -0.2
over 3.5T 6,593 6,259 5.3
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TOTAL 174,751 170,785 2.3
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SOURCE Automotive Industry Association of Czech Republic

In 2000 versus 1999, sales of new autos expanded 1.7% to 170,785 from 167,970. Rises tallied: 1.9% for commercial vehicles to 21,295 from 20,907; and 1.7% for cars to 148,730 from 146,257. Buses fell 5.7% to 760 from 806.

Czech Republic

Auto Sales 2000 1999 % Change
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Buses 760 806 -5.7
Cars 148,730 146,257 1.7
Commercial Vehicles 21,295 20,907 1.9
until 3.5T 15,036 15,742 -4.5
over 3.5T 6,259 5,165 21.2
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TOTAL 170,785 167,970 1.7
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SOURCE Automotive Industry Association of Czech Republic

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