This is based on preliminary data from the Czech Statistical
Office. The overall balance was adversely affected mainly by a yearon-year decline in the motor vehicle trade surplus by CZK 10.1bn.
Exports rose by 13.2% to CZK 343.9bn and imports by 30.1% to CZK
350.8bn. The balance with the EU27 ended with a surplus of CZK
51.4bn, which was CZK 16.1bn lower year-on-year.