Czech Republic


Location map
author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb

- Central Europe;
- Neighbours: Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovakia.

- temperate;
- cool summers;
- cold, cloudy, humid winters.

Natural hazards:
- flooding.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Pop. density*:134.3people/km2
GDP*:204.5EUR billion

European Union:
EU member, since 2004

Currency: Koruna
Code: CZK
Since: 1993

Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 CNB estimates
Overall Property*:16%
Overall Motor*:28%




Czech Rep 1H2019 Market Rankings ( C A P)

Czech Rep 1H19 Market Portfolio C N B

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Latest news

Czech Republic: UNIQA beats market growth by five times

In the first three quarters of 2011 the Czech subsidiary of UNIQA increased its premium volume to EUR167.7 million (CZK 4.093 billion). In relative terms, the company managed to report an over 11% growth rate, substantially outpacing the market dynamic, of 1.8%. This put the company on the 10th place among the more than 40 insurance companies on the market in the Czech Republic, announced last week the insurance group.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Kooperativa is one of the country's top 5 companies again

In the ranking of the "100 best Czech businesses", Kooperativa, the leading Vienna Insurance Group company in the Czech Republic achieved the excellent fourth place. In the "Financial Services" category the insurer came top, achieving first place, an outstanding result. This means Kooperativa is continuing to maintain the very good ratings achieved in recent years and is strengthening its position as a major player in the Czech economy.

CZECH REPUBLIC: PPF Group rapidly offloading stake in Italy's Generali

Since November 25, the PPF Group controlled by Czech billionaire Petr Kellner has sold around 4.5 million shares in Italian insurance group Generali for €54.4 million (around Kc 1.37 billion), the weekly Tyden has reported. The shares sold to date account for 14 percent of the Netherlands-registered investment group's stake in the Italian insurer.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Czech insurer VZP audit of IZIP shows millions 'vanished'

An audit has revealed that tens of millions of crowns that VZP, the largest Czech health insurance firm, paid to the electronic medical records company IZIP ended up in the coffers of firms controlled by its representatives, raising suspicions of corruption, local media reported.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Third Party Insurance Is The Cheapest For Five Years

Price of third party insurance, obligatory for all 6.6 mil cars registered in the country, decreased to the lowest level for the past five years in 2H 2011. It is a result of competition among totally 13 insurance companies working on the third party insurance market in the Czech Republic.

CZECH Rep.: Motor insurance prices hinder market dynamic

Total underwritings of the Czech insurance market amounted, according the Czech Insurance Association, about EUR 4.34 billion, meaning an 1.33% y-o-y growth rate (in European currency). Both life and non-life statistics for 3Q2011 show a lower market dynamic, as compared to the previous quarters of 2011 or with the 2010 results. According to CAP, the main reason of the decreasing figures on non-life insurance is the persistent decline in motor insurance prices.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Largest Czech health insurer VZP runs out of cash

The Largest Czech health insurer, state-controlled General Health Insurance (VZP), says it is spending all income as soon as it is received and its reserves would not cover even two days of operation: as a result, the insurer says it may make late payments to doctors' surgeries and hospitals for patient treatment — and pledges to raise doctors salaries may have to be abandoned.

CZECH REPUBLIC: CPI acquires 19 office buildings from PPF

Following almost a year of negotiations, Radovan V?tek's CPI group has completed a deal to acquire 19 office buildings in Prague and other Czech towns and cities from Czech billionaire Petr Kellner's PPF Group.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Czech CSOB owner in debt rating downgrade

International ratings agency Moody's has downgraded its rating for the Belgian bank at the center of the financial group that controls one of the Czech Republic's biggest banks, CSOB. Moody's marked down KBC Bank's long-term senior debt and deposit rating from A1 to Aa3 and at the same time downgraded from A1 to A2 the KBC Group's senior debt rating.

Decreasing profit for the insurance market in the Czech Republic

In the first three months of 2011, insurers activating on the profile market in the Czech Republic achieved a net profit of EUR 160.3 million, down by EUR 36.1 million compared to Q1/2010, as show the data recently published by the National Bank of Czech Republic.