June trade surplus climbs to 17.9 billion crowns


The Czech trade surplus in June totaled 17.8 billion crowns, a slight improvement on the same month in 2014, the Czech Statistical Office announced on Thursday. The surplus strengthened in cars and transport machinery with a weaker impact in the traditional deficit from oil and other imported fuels thanks to lower world prices. The trade surplus in the first six months of the year now stands at almost 107 billion crowns. Exports and imports have been rising at nearly the same level this year of around 7.5 percent.