Members of the Czech Leasing and Finance
Association (CLFA) saw volumes of equipment and vehicle leasing
fall by almost 20% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2010 to
about €326m (CZK8.34bn).

By product type, the share of operating
leasing from the total of equipment and transport leasing rose to

Vehicle leasing remained dominant with
the share of passenger car leasing rising from 22.7% to 33.8%.

A boost in interest in leasing
photovoltaic equipment contributed to a rise in the share of
machinery and equipment leasing, creeping up to 31.5% from 29.7% in
the first quarter of 2009 (and accounting for 8.9% of the