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Coface CEE Top 500

The 9th edition of of the top 500 companies in Central and Eastern Europe

ABOUT tHE STUDY

Coface launched the 9th edition of the Top 500 Central and Eastern European companies “Top 500 CEE”. To see which companies are included in the study, please visit the link HERE. The study classifies the 500 most powerful companies in the region, taking into account both the turnover and the additional factors such as the number of employees, the business environment, the sectors and the market in which they operate.

 

The CEE Top 500 companies generated a turnover of EUR 580 billion in 2016. The biggest companies experienced a decrease in turnover and net profit, but increased their workforces significantly.

COFACE CEE TOP 500 - 2016 STUDY

 

2016 Coface Top 500 CEE Study highlited the following aspects:

 

2015 was a good year for Central and Eastern Europe. The average GDP growth was 3.3%, after 2.6% in 2014. Private consumption was rising due to declining unemployment and increasing wages. EU funds supported investments. In short: CEE was faced with a booming economy. But how did the largest businesses perform? Read by downloading the document.

   

COFACE CEE TOP 500 - 2015 STUDY

 

 

2015 Coface CEE TOP 500 study highlighted the following aspects:

  • 2014: A year of improvement throughout theregion - turnover increased by +2.1%
  • Higher turnover of the biggest companies reflected better economic prospects in 2014
  • Poland was the biggest player, Hungary had the highest growth rate and the Czech Republic recovered
  • Sectors:automotive industry (+10.6%) top, oil & gas sector flop (-3.9%).

   

    

COFACE CEE TOP 500 - 2014 STUDY

 

 

2014 Coface CEE TOP 500 study highlighted the following aspects:

  • Poland wins again, Ukraine climbs up to the second rank followed by Hungary
  • Economic framework keeps a grip: slight increase in turnover by +0.2%
  • Sectors: oil and gas gains despite moderate performance.

     

    

COFACE CEE TOP 500 - 2013 STUDY

 

2013 Coface CEE TOP 500 study highlighted the following aspects:

  • Poland again ranked first, from the point of the most major economic players from the CEE Region,
  • Hungary and Romania catching up,
  • Ukraine dropping out of the Top 3 biggest companies with more turnover, but a sharp decline in profit,
  • Economic region CEE: more inhomogeneous than ever,
  • Insolvency rate in the region almost tripled
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