Czech Republic

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author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb


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

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

Natural hazards:
- flooding.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Surface:78,866km2
Population*:10.6million
Pop. density*:134.3people/km2
GDP*:204.5EUR billion
GDP/capita*:19,301.7EUR

European Union:
EU member, since 2004

Currency: Koruna
Code: CZK
Since: 1993


Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 CNB estimates
TOTAL LIFE*:36%
TOTAL NON-LIFE*:64%
Overall Property*:16%
Overall Motor*:28%


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Statistics

Czech Rep FY2019 Market Portfolio CNB

Czech Republic FY2019 Market Portfolio (CAP)


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Latest news

CZECH REPUBLIC: PSCP takes over the client portfolio of RPS

Pension company of CESKA Pojistovna (PSCP) is going to take over the client portfolio of Raiffeisen pension company (RPS) in 2nd and also in 3rd pillar of retirement savings. This acquisition confirms the long-term strategic cooperation between financial groups of CESKA Pojistovna and Raiffeisenbank in the field of pensions. PSCP will gain about 12,200 customers from second pillar and 1000 clients in 3rd pillar. The whole transaction should be completed after complying with all regulatory steps at the beginning of the second half of this year.


VIG shines in the CZECH REPUBLIC

Vienna Insurance Group continued on its successful path in the Czech Republic also in 2013. Strengthening its number one position by increasing its market share to excellent 33.1 percent, the Group further widened the gap to its competitors.

CZECH Rep., 3Q2013: High competition prevents market return on a positive trend

Czech insurers' results in 3Q2013 are in line with the previous reporting periods. As compared with the previous year, figures are showing an almost unchanged GWP volume denominated in local currency (CZK) while denominated in euro, the market turnover recorded an almost 4% y-o-y decrease, to EUR 4.55 billion. It is interesting to observe though that, unlike other major CEE markets, the Czech market's decrease was mainly caused by the negative trend recorded on the life insurance side.

Komercni pojistovna wins the title of "The life insurance company in the Czech Republic"

For the second time in a row, Komercni pojistovna has received the highest award in the prestigious World Finance economic magazine's rating. Following its last year's primacy as The Insurance Company of the Year in the Czech Republic, this year it can again boast of a top rating, now as The Life Insurance Company of the Year in the Czech Republic, a new life category.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Martin Divis named "Insurance Manager of the Year"

Czech Group companies of Vienna Insurance Group have earned first place in three out of four categories in the "Insurance" sector in this year's industry competition run by financial advisory service provider Fincentrum. Ceska podnikatelska pojistovna (CPP) dominated the category of "Motor Insurance", taking first place, while second place went to Kooperativa. Pojistovna Ceske sporitelny (PCS), which distributes its products through the Czech subsidiary of Erste Group and is also part of the Group, climbed to top spot in the "Life Insurance" category.



CZECH Rep. 1H2013: life pushed GWP down, floods inflate claims

At a slow pace, the Czech insurance market in 1H2013 also recorded the descending trend established in late 2011. The life insurance sector, accounting for more than 40% of the overall premium production, was responsible for the negative change recorded by the market turnover in the first half of the year. Thus GWP for the life insurance lines fell by 5.8%, to CZK 35 billion (EUR 1.35 billion). According to the representatives of CAP - the Czech insurers' association, the main reason of this trend is a significant drop in premiums for single premium life insurance, by 17%, mainly due to lower revenues of financial markets in the second quarter of this year.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Health insurer VZP to save CZK 67m by buying IZIP site

The Czech General Health Insurance Company (VZP) will save 67 million crowns a year by buying the controversial IZIP server via which it communicates with patients and for whose operation it has annually paid 72 million crowns to the IZIP company, VZP director Zdenek Kabatek said Sunday.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Award for CESKA Pojistovna - first place in the category of the "Clients friendliest non-life insurance company''

CESKA Pojistovna succeeded in the Best insurance company competition organized by Czech economic daily Hospodarske noviny in 2013 and became the "Clients friendliest non-life insurance company" for this year. It has been the fifth year of this competition already.  The awards come to insurance companies that can offer the best products and services for their clients, have good and proper communication with them, have good economic results while are accessible to their clients too.

CZECH Rep 1Q2013: a calm quarter before the spring flooding

The Czech insurance market showed in 1Q2013 its traditional quiet evolution, recording a 3.30% growth of the GWP volume, to CZK 41 billion, a positive evolution common to both life and non-life insurance lines. However, denominated in euro, the figures look somehow different, due to the 4% Croon's exchange rate depreciation y-o-y. Thus, the total GWP volume calculated in euro amounted to EUR 1.59 billion, 0.7% less than in 1Q2012.




CZECH REPUBLIC: Profit of CP last year grew by 9% in 2012

Ceska pojistovna again confirmed its strong position in the Czech insurance market.
Its financial results last year, according to IFRS, showed a profit of CZK 3.9 billion after tax (+9% year-on-year) and total premiums written exceeded CZK 32 billion. The extremely stable position of Ceska pojistovna is evidenced by the A- rating recently affirmed by S&P, with a stable outlook.


The CZECH Rep. FY 2012: Higher profitability despite the stagnant trend in underwriting

The Czech insurers ended 2012 with a EUR 603.6 million aggregated profit before taxes, a 36.3% higher figure than in 2011, despite the stagnant trend of the underwriting activity. In terms of gross written premium, last year's results are fairly comparable with 2011 figures, with a total premium production of EUR 6.1 billion, 1.6% higher y-o-y considering the values of the main market indicators denominated in Euro. In national currency, GWP amounted to CZK 153.6 billion, almost 1% less than in 2011.




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