Czechs top toy exporters in Europe, thanks to LEGO

The Czech Republic is Europe’s top toy distributor, exporting more than
50 billion crowns now annually, according to a new study by UniCredit bank.
LEGO, Playmobil and similar plastic toy sets account for two-thirds of
that, though the country is also churning out various miniature sets and
dolls. Along with neighbouring Slovakia, the Czech Republic has been the
fastest-growing toy exporter in the EU since 2004. I asked UniCredit bank
senior economist Patrik Rožumberský how and when this country became the
top exporter.

Thursday, December 20, 2018