Coface CEE Top 500
COFACE CEE TOP 500 - 2021 EDITION
ABOUT tHE STUDYThe 13th CEE Top 500 study provides an insight into the future and summarizes the region’s economic activity for the previous year. Moreover, it describes the condition of the 500 largest companies in CEE by their turnover.
This edition describes the struggles of the new Covid-19 pandemic environment as well as how companies adjusted to this new situation. In 2020, CEE companies adjusted well to the new pandemic environment even though the Top 500 companies’ turnover dropped in 2020 by 3.3%. Although many of them wouldn’t survive further lockdowns and restrictive measures without government subsidies, for others the Covid-19 pandemic was a period of profits and prosperity.
The 13th annual Coface CEE Top 500 ranking, answers questions, such as:
- How have CEE countries adapted to the new pandemic environment?
- Do the same sectors as the year before still occupy the podium?
- Why are Polish businesses the largest income earners in CEE?
- What is the name of the company that moved up 345 positions in the ranking?
- Which factors contributed to the CEE region’s growth?
- Which are the sectors which generate 54% of the total revenue?
- What company tops this year’s ranking? And what companies fell out of the top 500?
Find out what new companies entered the ranking, by clicking the link HERE.
COFACE CEE TOP 500 - 2020 EDITION
The twelfth annual Coface CEE Top 500 ranking, answers questions, such as:
- Why, in 2019, were CEE countries still seen as a safe haven and well-performing, although GDP growth had dropped to 3.6%?
- Why do the same sectors as the year before (oil and gas followed by automotive & transport and non-specialized trade) again occupy the podium?
- Why are Polish businesses the largest income earners in CEE with an aggregated turnover growing year on year?
COFACE CEE TOP 500 - 2019 EDITION
2019 Coface CEE TOP 500 study highlighted the following aspects:
- 2018 – a profitable year for Central and Eastern Europe with 4.3% GDP growth
- Top 500 players: increase in turnover and recruiting, loss in net profit due to fierce competition
- Sectors: oil and gas comes in first in the top 500 followed by automotive & transport and non-specialized trade
- Poland is home to the largest businesses in the region with an aggregated turnover growing year on year
COFACE CEE TOP 500 - 2018 EDITION
2018 Coface CEE TOP 500 study highlighted the following aspects:
- 2017 – a profitable year for Central and Eastern Europe: GDP growth rate reaches 4.5%, the highest level in eight years
- Better results for the region’s 500 largest businesses in all three pillars: revenue, net profit and recruiting
- Sectors: Automotive & transport defends its pole position, oil and gas back on track after a recovery of oil prices in 2017
- Poland is home to most of the Top 500 giants
COFACE CEE TOP 500 - 2017 EDITION
ABOUT tHE STUDY
In 2017, Coface has launched the 9th edition of the Top 500 companies in Central and Eastern Europe - Coface CEE Top 500.
In the current economic climate it is very important to analyze the markets and the business environment in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. This region has high potential for economic progress in Europe, so it is essential to monitor the business opportunities available in these countries.
The study classifies the strongest 500 companies in the region, taking into consideration both the turnover as well as additional factors such as number of employees, business sectors and markets where they are active.
COFACE CEE TOP 500 - 2016 EDITION
2016 Coface CEE TOP 500 study highlighted the following aspects:
- In 2015, the CEE region continues to grow and confirms ist high potential for businesses.
- Poland maintained its pole position for another year, the Czech Republic is catching up.
- Oil & gas giants still dominate, although the automotive & transport sector continued its rise to the top.
- This year, we are including the Top 10 companies of Russia and Ukraine in our Coface Outlook.
COFACE CEE TOP 500 - 2015 EDITION
2015 Coface CEE TOP 500 study highlighted the following aspects:
- 2014: A year of improvement throughout the region - 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 top (+10.6%), oil & gas sector flop (-3.9%)
COFACE CEE TOP 500 - 2014 EDITION
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 EDITION
2013 Coface CEE TOP 500 study highlighted the following aspects:
- Poland again ranked first, 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