Czech car production rise seen slowing to around 6 percent this year

The growth of auto production and parts supply in the Czech Republic is seen slowing this year compared to last, according to the president of the Auto Industry Group, Bohdan Wojnar. He told the Czech News Agency that the rise in overall production this year would probably fall back to around 6 percent from last year’s 8%. Last year the three main Czech car makers produced 1.3 million cars. In the first quarter of 2017 production was up 10.7 percent with 387,342 units manufactured. Wojnar said demand was expected to ease in some key markets. Czech car production is a key to the country’s manufacturing and exports.