The balance of trade with EU countries showed a surplus of CZK 51.2 billion. Deficit in trade with non-EU countries increased by CZK 12.0 billion. Deficit decreased in trade with Russia, while surplus grew in trade with Austria, Slovakia and Germany. Balance of trade with the Netherlands improved, whereas deficit in trade with China grew deeper.
The September data indicates that the fastest growth took place in exports to Brazil, specifically by an enormous 202%, i.e., CZK 1.4 billion. Even when compared with the development from January to September 2010 the increase of 92% is remarkable, and this in a situation where exports to Brazil currently account for only 0.4% of total Czech exports. But it is an increase by a factor of two compared with 2009. Algeria and Costa Rica stay on the top of the largest increases for September. Compared with the development from January to September 2010, Vietnam, Brazil and Israel appear among the top three countries.