Czech brewer, Pivovar Radegast, part of the Plzensky Prazdroj (PP) group, reported a drop in production for 2001 of 1.9 million hls, down by 8% from last year. This decline followed a drop in sales of 10% in 2000. Pivovar Radegast, which is the country's second largest beer producer, did however record a 39% increase in exports to 40,436 hls. The chief export markets for the company are Slovakia, the US, Canada, Estonia, Hungary, and Greece. During 2001, Radegast invested some CZK54 million, chiefly in plant modernisation.