Czech exports reached a record CZK 3.9 trillion in 2015, an increase of 7.2% year on year. Although exports to Russia dropped by over 30% higher exports to the county’s traditional EU partners made up for the difference. “Czech export was supported mainly by the good performance of Czech manufacturing, especially the car industry which is becoming more and more competitive in the European context,” says chief economist of Era Poštovní Spořitelna, Jan Bureš.