Czech Republic

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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

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Czech Rep 1H2020 Market Portfolio CNB

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Czech Rep 1H2020 Insurance Companies Rankings CAP


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Latest news



CZECH REPUBLIC: Windstorm claims three lives in Czech Republic

The powerful storm that hit Central Europe on Sunday claimed three lives in the Czech Republic as a man hit by a falling tree in Bela pod Bezdezem, central Bohemia, died of his injuries in the Liberec hospital, its spokesman Vaclav Ricar confirmed to CTK on Monday.







CZECH insurance market in 2020: are you ready for the digital revolution?

Marking the first anniversary of Willis Towers Watson's Prague office, we are delighted to present our report into the prospects for the Czech insurance industry in the years to 2020. In this unique survey of 49 senior insurance executives from across the industry - insurers, reinsurers, intermediaries, academics and industry associations - we sought to identify the key trends, risks, opportunities and keys to success for insurance companies.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Unipetrol gets another insurance compensation

Unipetrol received another insurance compensation at USD 40mln (CZK 1bn) related to FCC unit accident at Kralupy. It is the first compensation linked to Kralupy unit that increases total amount received to CZK 8.9bn (CZK 7.9bn received in 2016 linked to Litvinov unit). This increases chances for dividend announcement (setting up official dividend policy) around mid of March when Company plans to publish its new strategy.


STATISTICS: Czech Rep., 3Q2016: The decreases in life insurance pushed down the aggregate figure

At the end the third quarter of 2016, the Czech Rep. insurance market totaled CZK 111.6 billion (EUR 4.1 billion), 3.7% less y-o-y, according to the market statistics published on the Czech National Bank website. If the life insurance segment reported an 8% y-o-y decrease (to EUR 1.6 billion), the non-life insurance maintained at about the 3Q2015 level: GWP of EUR 2.5 billion.

CZECH REPUBLIC: New Obligations for Large Companies

In accordance with the EU directive 2014/95/EU, business corporations with more than 500 employees that qualify as large undertakings and public-interest entities as defined by the Czech act on accounting (these include, for instance, banks, insurance companies or large companies with securities admitted to trading on an-EU regulated market) are subject to so-called non-financial reporting starting January 1, 2017.

STATISTICS: CZECH REP., 3Q2016: Motor policies maintained the market on the upward trend

According to data released by the Czech Insurance Association (CAP), in 3Q 2016 the insurance market has been driven by non-life insurance segment which reported a y-o-y growth rate of 4.2%, while life policies continues to decrease by about 2.1%. Overall, the aggregate GWP increased slightly by CZK 1.61 billion (to CZK 89.57 billion or EUR 3.32.billion), which corresponds to a y-o-y growth rate of 1.8%.



CZECH insurance companies increasingly focusing on property

Insurance companies are increasingly investing on the Czech real estate market. Ceska pojistovna purchased Hotel Prague Inn at Mustek in Prague 1 through its fund, bringing the total value of its property portfolio to CZK 8 bn.

STATISTICS: CZECH REP., CAP: Insurance market growth rate increases by 2% y-o-y in H1

The total written premium of the members of the Czech Insurance Association (CAP) has increased by c. CZK 1.2 billion on year- on-year basis, which corresponds to 2% growth. The positive development of the insurance market in the first six months is still supported by non-life insurance, which reported c. 4.5% volume growth and thus again became the most dynamic segment. Also life insurance, which has been showing a more significant decrease in the last two years, slowed down the decline from 3.4% in the 1st quarter to 2.2%.

STATISTICS: Czech Insurance Association: Insurance market growing thanks to MOD insurance

At the end of March 2016, the Czech Republic insurance market totaled CZK 31.12 billion (about EUR 1.15 billion), 1.27% more y-o-y, according to the results of the members of the Czech Insurance Association (CAP). The most dynamic sector in non-life insurance is collision insurance. Collision insurance (n.red.: MOD insurance) strengthened year-on-year by 9.2% and helped to maintain the continuing growth of the entire non-life segment", CAP annoucend in a press release.