Czech exports reached record levels in 2013
The volume of Czech exports last year reached a record 3.157 trillion crowns, or more than 155 billion US dollars, the Czech Exporters’ Associations said on Thursday quoting figures by the Czech Statistics Office. Year on year, exports increased by 2.8 percent while imports rose by 1.6 percent. In December alone, exports of Czech firms grew by over 18 percent, the association said. The machinery and transportation vehicles sector was particularly strong, with an annual increase of nearly 22 percent. Analysts say the Czech central bank’s foreign currency interventions contributed to the record numbers.