PRESS RELEASE      22. 05. 2023

Toll collection fell year-on-year in April, carries had one less working day for transporting

Prague, 22 May 2023 – In April, the CzechToll satellite toll system recorded more than 87 million toll transactions. The expansion of the toll road network has resulted in more than one million more transactions than in April 2022. The toll collection itself decreased slightly year-on-year by 2.85 percent to CZK 1.155 billion. The reason can be found mainly in the calendar – the April of this year had one less working day.

Toll collection contributes to the development and maintenance of transport infrastructure in the Czech Republic. Although the April result is the lowest collection so far this year, it is a very positive result in the context of historical statistics. In 2019, toll collection exceeded the CZK 1 billion mark only once, and also in 2020, the toll collection of CZK 1.155 billion would be the strongest month of the year.

“We collect tolls for the use of specified sections of roads and motorways in the Czech Republic with maximum efficiency. For the whole of 2022, carriers paid 14.85 billion crowns in tolls. The total costs for the operation and development of the system remained below the threshold of 1 billion crowns, i.e. in relation to revenues they did not exceed the threshold of 7 percent. This makes the domestic toll system one of the most efficient in the world,” said Petr Chvátal, CzechToll CEO.

At the end of March 774 thousand vehicles weighing over 3.5 tons were registered in the electronic toll system, of which over 600 thousand vehicles had foreign license plate numbers. For these registered vehicles, CzechToll issued 612 thousand units to carriers.

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