William Malcolm

Czech Auto Production Up 31.7% In First Half Of 2021

Car manufacturers in the Czech Republic produced 663,015 passenger cars during the first half of this year. Although it is approximately 31.7 percent more year-on-year, compared to the pre-crisis year of 2019, it is 11.2 percent less. The Association of the Automotive Industry announced it today. Production began to stagnate in the summer due to the lack of supply of chips.

Production continues to be negatively affected by disrupted supply chains, a global shortage of semiconductors, but also other raw materials and a shortage of manpower. The high year-on-year increase is due to the fact that last year production virtually stopped in the second half of March and in April, with a few exceptions.

“The automotive industry continues to be under enormous pressure. The global shortage of chips, but also rising prices of raw materials, labor shortages in the Czech Republic continue to be uncertain about the development of the pandemic significantly affect the sector’s performance. in 2019. In EU countries, ie in our main export markets, this decline is more than one-fifth, “said Zdeněk Petzl, Executive Director of the Association of the Automotive Industry.