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(Reuters) – Falling Czech car production in September decreased industrial on the finish of the third quarter amid plant shutdowns as a result of world chip scarcity, the statistics workplace stated on Monday.
Output fell for a second straight month and drove the pattern of decrease output in central European economies closely reliant on the car sector. On Friday, Hungary reported its first year-on-year industrial output decline since January.
Czech production slipped a bigger-than-expected 4.0% year-on-year and by 3.3% month-on-month.
The statistics workplace stated that in the third quarter industrial production progress slowed to 0.2% year-on-year.
“September results reflect especially the reduction of production of cars and their parts,” stated Radek Matejka from the statistics workplace. “However, that doesn’t alter the fact that many other (economic activities) in manufacturing continue to be rather successful and their production is on the rise.”
Car production dropped by a 3rd in September, in response to the information.
Toyota and Volkswagen (DE:)’s Skoda Auto each confronted production halts in the month as a result of a scarcity of chips.
The Czech financial system’s restoration slowed in the third quarter, posting year-on-year gross home product progress of two.8% after an increase of 8.1% in the earlier quarter, preliminary knowledge confirmed on Oct. 29.
“It is still valid that complications in supplies of materials and necessary components can lead to fluctuations in production in the coming months and slow overall growth, especially in car manufacturers and related industries,” Radomir Jac, chief economist at Generali (MI:) Investments CEE, stated.
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