Czech automotive industry experienced a slight recovery in June 2020

The Czech automotive industry experienced a slight recovery in June 2020, yet 32.5% fewer motor vehicles produced this year than in 2019.

In June, bus manufacturers Iveco CR and SOR Libchava were particularly successful, achieving a significant growth of 12.7%.

Cars

A total of 503.615 passenger cars were produced in Czechia in the first half of the year, which is 32.6% less than in the same period of 2019.

Skoda produced 337.580 (- 28.2%). The gradual increase in production caused by the coronavirus pandemic contributed to a gradual increase in its production in June, when the carmaker produced 73.991 more vehicles compared to previous months.

Nošovický Huyndai produced a total of 96.390 cars (- 39.9%) in the first half of the year, while TPCA produced a total of 69.645 cars, 40.3% less than in the first half of last year.

Buses and trucks

In June 2019, Vysokomýtské Iveco produced 37 more buses than in June 2019. SOR Libchavy increased production by 73.3% in June and produced 223 buses.

Together with KH Motor Centrum Opava, which has produced 9 buses since the beginning of the year, all manufacturers produced 516 buses in June (+ 12.7%).

Tatra produced a total of 628 trucks in the first half of the year, 143 more than in the first half of last year (i.e. + 29.5%).

Motorcycles

The only motorcycle manufacturer, Týnecká JAWA, produced 249 motorcycles in the first half of the year. Compared to the previous year, it saw a decrease in production of 637 units (- 71.9 %).

Trailers and semi-trailers

The segment of trailers has not suffered much from the coronavirus pandemic so far.

Total production in all categories increased slightly by 1.9% in the first half of the year to a total of 15.454 trailers.

The positive development is mainly due to the increase in production of small trailers produced by Agados to a total of 14.363 vehicles (+ 2.5%).

Schwarzmüller was successful in the category of large trailers with 908 units produced for January to June (+ 0.5%).

PANAV, on the other hand, recorded a decrease, both in the trailer category (135 pcs; – 19.2%), and semi-trailers (48 pcs; – 38.5%).

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