Car production increased by 25.2 percent year-on-year. This was influenced, among other things, by last year’s lower comparative base. The automotive industry thus improved despite shutdowns at some major manufacturers.
The production of machines or electrical equipment also contributed to the growth of the industry, where a significant part of production is tied to the production of automobiles.
“It increased by almost a fifth year-on-year partly due to the low comparative base of production in the pharmaceutical industry. Recovery is visible in the leather industry in recent months,” the statisticians said.
However, most industries recorded a year-on-year decline in February. “The production of chemical substances and chemical preparations, other non-metallic mineral products (primarily building materials and glass) and the production of basic metals, metallurgy and foundry fell by almost a fifth in a year-on-year comparison,” said Veronika Doležalová, head of the industry statistics department of the CZSO.
The value of new orders for Czech industry increased by 1.1 percent year-on-year. Although orders from abroad were lower by 2.7 percent, domestic new orders, on the contrary, increased by 10.1 percent. Also in this case, the production of motor vehicles and other means of transport contributed the most, as well as the production of metal structures and metal products.
On the contrary, the value of new orders in the production of basic metals, metallurgy, foundry and the chemical industry fell again.
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