PRAGUE -- Czech car production fell 12 percent year-on-year in January to its lowest result for the first month of the year since 2014, at 104,576 vehicles, the country's Automotive Industry Association (AutoSAP) said on Thursday.
The car sector, which makes up almost a tenth of the export-reliant economy, has been hit by sagging European demand to start the year and parts disruptions.
AutoSAP said estimates on the wider impact in the sector would be clearer in the coming quarter.
In January, the biggest drop in output at the country's three plants was registered at Toyota with a 32 percent fall.
Hyundai Motor's plant output fell 13 percent, according to AutoSAP, while Volkswagen unit Skoda's plants saw a 5.9 percent drop.