The Albanian insurance market grew between 2008-2017 on all segments, both in GWP and in paid claims terms. There is only one exception to this generalized upward trend, that is, the indemnities paid chapter on the property class " fire and allied perils insurance", which dropped 18.04%.
Albanian insurers have reported GWP worth EUR 98.7 million (ALL 12.46 billion) in 3Q2018, up by 9.73% y-o-y. For the same period, paid claims have decreased by 3.12% y-o-y, to EUR 26.86 million. The local subsidiaries of the Austrian group UNIQA lead both the life and non-life insurance segments.
The about 5% appreciation of the Albanian Lek against EURO has favored the market results denominated in European currency, showing a higher growth rate than in local currency. Thus, in EUR, GWP increased overall by 9.43%, to EUR 61.2 million.
GWP written for the first five months (January to May) 2018 by Albanian insurers amounted to over ALL 6,277 million, or 3.01% more y-o-y, while the number of related insurance contracts reached to 462,260 with an increase of 7.30% y-o-y, Albanian FSA data show.
The Albanian insurance market reached over ALL 3.55 billion (EUR 27.2 million) during Q1 2018, or 2.53% more y-o-y, according to the quarterly statistics published by the local Financial Supervisory Authority.
The Albanian economy grew by 3.36 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 according to the figures from the Albanian National Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) released on Tuesday.
The Albanian insurance industry amounted over ALL 16.19 billion (~EUR 122 million) at the end of 2017, or 5.38% y-o-y. During the analysed period, the number of issued insurance contracts reached 1,261,238 showing an increase of 11.99 % compared to year 2016.
Albania will undertake a legal initiative to insure households and businesses from floods, the country's Prime Minister Edi Rama announced on Manday, reads xinhuanet.com.
Albanian insurance market totaled EUR 90 million (ALL 12 billion) at the end of September 2017, a nominal growth rate in European currency of about 14.5%.
Albanian Competition Commission said it has approved the sale and transfer of 90% shares of the life insurer INSIG Jete (INSIG Life), from local insurer EUROSIG to two local businessmen: Shefqet KASTRATI and Samir MANE.
The Albanian insurance market reached over ALL 7,415 million (EUR 56 million) during the period January - June 2017, or 12.03% more compared with 1H2016, the Financial Supervisory Authority informed.
Albania's gross domestic product expanded by 3.94 percent in the first
quarter of 2017 over the same three-month period of 2016, helped
especially by a strong construction sector, the Institute of Statistics
said on Friday.
Two of the country's biggest and richest entrepreneurs have diversified their investments in the insurance market.
The Albanian insurance market reached over ALL 3.45 billion (EUR 25.4 million) during Q1 2017, or 17.62% more y-o-y, according to the quarterly statistics published by the local Financial Supervisory Authority.
Albanian insurer Eurosig is selling 90% of the life-insurance business of its wholly owned subsidiary Insig to two local entrepreneurs, Samir Mane and Shefqet Kastrati, according to media reports.
At the end of 2016, the Albanian insurance market totaled about ALL 15,466 million (about EUR 114 million), or 9.64% y-o-y, according to the figures published by the local market authority. The total value of paid claims was about ALL 4,276 million (EUR 31.6 million) or 17.54% more y-o-y, of which more than half (about 52%) were related to Compulsory MTPL insurance.