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%




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Czech Rep FY2020 Market Portfolio And Rankings C A P

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Latest news

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.

CZECH REPUBLIC: CP was solving 1200 cases of stolen cars of its clients last year

CESKA Pojistovna (CP) solved totally 1200 cases of stolen cars of its clients last year. Statistics show that structure of these cases was not changing during last years. European car brands are the most in danger and almost the half of all stolen cars was not older than 5 years. While burglars were focusing on new and luxurious cars in past, the number of thefts of older cars (for reserve parts) increased last year significantly.

CZECH REPUBLIC: KALOUSEK wants to raise the insurance capacity of EGAP

Finance Minister Miroslav KALOUSEK will propose to the government on Wednesday to raise the insurance capacity of export guarantee and insurance company EGAP by CZK 10 billion to CZK 280 billion, KALOUSEK said in discussion programme Questions of Vaclav MORAVEC on Czech TV Sunday.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Insurance fraud up 27% at CZK 1 billion in 2012

Insurers in the Czech Republic checked 6,000 suspicious cases of insurance claims last year, a drop of 8 percent compared with 2011, and proved frauds worth over Kc1bn, a year-on-year growth of 27 percent, the Czech Insurers' Association (CAP) told CTK yesterday.

CZECH market posts subunit growth y-o-y (CNB)

In 3Q2012, the Czech Republic insurance market increased slightly, to almost CZK 118 billion or EUR 4.7 billion (0.3% more compared to January-September 2011), as the financial indicators published by the Czech National Bank (CNB) showed, confirming the market trend resulting from data collected by the insurers' association. At the same time, during the reporting period, the insurers paid claims in the amount of CZK 65.5 billion (EUR 2.6 billion), 3.2% up y-o-y.

CZECH Rep.: CP posts lower profit and premiums in 3Q2012

CESKA Pojistovna (CP), the largest insurance company in the Czech Republic, reported for January-September 2012, according to the international accounting standards, a net profit of CZK 2.80 billion (EUR 110 million), CZK 200 million less compared with the same period previous year.

CZECH REPUBLIC, 3Q2012: Slow growth driven by life insurance

Czech insurance market confirmed its already traditional stability, showing a slow growth in 3Q2012. Total gross premiums written by the 31 insurers reunite by the Czech Insurance Association grew by about 0.2% y-o-y, representing an increase in absolute value of CZK 153 million. In European currency, due to the Czech koruna depreciation in relation to EUR, the local insurance industry reported a 0.3% decrease, to almost EUR 3.48 billion.

CZECH REPUBLIC: CP decided to invest over CZK 1 billion

CESKA pojistovna (CP) wants to be growing again in 2013. It plans to increase insurance premium collection by 0.4% in 2013 compared to 2012. CP wants to get stabilized and then gradually increase its market share at the Czech insurance market thanks to new products, faster service and its trade network reorganization.

CZECH Rep. 1H2012: growth in life insurance not enough to keep the whole market in black

The Czech insurance market reported a steady evolution in 1H2012. According to the first available information released by the Czech Insurers Association (CAP), GWP amounted 58.8 billion (~EUR 2.3 billion). Denominated in national currency, the GWP overall figure shows almost no change as compared to 1H2011. Yet, following the 5% weakening of the Czech kroon (CZK) in proportion to the European currency, the total GWP denominated in euro recorded a 4.85% y-o-y fall.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Ceska Pojistovna decreased its net profit to CEK 2 bil during 1H 2012

Ceska pojistovna (CP), insurance firm, decreased its net profit by CEK 916 mil to CEK 2 bil during 1H 2012 compared to 1H 2011. CP took premiums of CEK 16.4 bil during 1H 2012, 2% less compared to 1H 2011. CP, a part of the insurance group Generali PPF Holding, is the largest insurance firm on the Czech market. All insurance firms in the Czech Republic took premiums of CEK 41.3 bil according to Czech standards during 1H 2012, 0.2% less compared to 1H 2011.