Czech car production down in 2013
Car production in the Czech Republic decreased by 3.9 percent last year, according to the country’s Automotive Industry Association. A total of 1.128 million cars were produced in 2013, which was the third highest number on record. Car production is a major contributor to the Czech export-oriented economy, with Škoda Auto, Hyundai and the TPCA joint venture operating in the country. The production of buses, meanwhile, reached record levels last year when nearly 4,000 buses were made in the Czech Republic.