Car production in Czechia decreased by almost 19% in 2020

Published: 21.01.2021 Related countries:  Belgium Belgium

Despite the large drop in vehicles production, the sector managed to cope with all the restrictions

According to the latest statistics released by the Czech Automotive Industry Association, there were 1 186 151 vehicles manufactured in the Czech Republic in 2020. This represents a significant drop compared to 2019 by 18.8%. Overall, companies in the Czech Republic manufactured 1 151 901 passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (-19.2% compared to 2019), 5 070 buses (-2.8%), 553 motorbikes (-43.6%), 1 180 trucks (-0.1%) and 26 447 trailers and semi-trailers (+0,8%). ŠKODA AUTO maintained the largest share of the total production (65.0%), followed by Hyundai (20.7%) and TPCA (14.3%). Despite the largest production decrease in recent history, it is necessary to add that companies managed to cope with all the restrictive measures imposed by the Government and showed a high level of flexibility. Furthermore, automotive companies continued in the transformation changes required by the emission reduction targets set by the EU and also safety requirements.


Prepared by the team of foreign office CzechTrade Brussels