Location map
author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb

- Southwestern Asia.
- Neighbours: Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran.

- highland continental, hot summers, cold winters.

Natural hazards:
- occasionally severe earthquakes; - droughts.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Pop. density*:100.5people/km2
GDP*:11.0EUR billion

Currency: Dram

Code: AMD
Since: 1993

Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
Overall Property*:9%
Overall Motor*:54%




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ARMENIA: Compulsory Vehicle Insurance "direct payout"tool launched on April 1 2017

From April 2017 new conditions of CVI  insurance indemnifications are  enforced  in Armenia. As Vahan Avetisyan the director of  Armenian Motor Insurance Bureau has stated earlier, in 2016 all the necessary technical and procedural backgrounds were created so that from April 2017 CVI insurance certificates holders  could receive indemnifications from their insurance company.

ARMENIA-based insurers earned AMD 4.058 billion in net profit in 2016

Armenia-based six insurance companies earned a total of 4.058 billion drams in net profit in 2016, up from 2.672.8 billion drams they had earned in 2015 (51.8% increase), according to ARKA news agency's bulletin "Insurance Companies of Armenia" for the fourth quarter of 2016. All six companies closed the past year with a profit, whereas in 2015 two companies reported losses.

ARMENIAN iinsurers paid over AMD 2 billion in taxes in 2016

The list of Armenia's 1000 largest corporate taxpayers in 2016 includes all six insurance companies, operating in the country, which paid about 2.09 billion drams in taxes, up from 1.77 billion drams they had paid in 2015, the State Revenue Committee said. Some 93% of that amount were direct taxes, the Committee said.

ARMENIA's median gross monthly salary in 2016 was AMD 187,850

The median gross monthly salary in Armenia in 2016 amounted to 187,850 drams ($391 or 26,127 Russian rubles), which was by 1.7% more than in 2015, according to the figures, released today by the National Statistical Service (NSS).

ARMENIA: Fitch Affirms Armenia at 'B+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Armenia's Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'B+' with Stable Outlook. The issue ratings on Armenia's senior unsecured Long-Term Foreign Currency bonds have also been affirmed at 'B+'. The Country Ceiling has been affirmed at 'BB-' and the Short-Term Foreign Currency and Local Currency IDRs at 'B'.

ARMENIAN insurance companies report 63% surge in net profit

The net profit of six Armenia-based  insurance companies in the first 9 months of 2016 amounted to 3.895.5 billion drams,  up from 2.394.1 billion drams they had earned in the same period of 2015, an increase of 62.7%., according to ARKA news agency's  bulletin "Insurance Companies of Armenia" for the third quarter of 2016.

STATISTICS: ARMENIA, 1H2016: MTPL insurance events below AMD 100,000 may be settled based on the mutual consent of drivers

In the first six months of 2016, the six active insurance companies of the Armenian market totaled AMD 16.1 billion in premium (note: based on the Central Banks financial standards), while based onIFRS standards local market totaled only AMD 15.8 billion. At the same time the indemnities paid by local insurers reached AMD 6.2 billion, according to ArmInfo News Agency.

ARMENIAN insurers pay AMD 4.8 bn in 8-month car insurance compensation claims

Six Armenia-based insurance companies paid a total of 4.8 billion drams in 25,332 car insurance compensation claims in the first eight months of 2016, a decrease of 5.8% when compared to the same time span of 2015, a statement posted on the official website of Armenia's Car Insurers' Bureau says.

ARMENIAN insurance companies' profits expected to double in 2016-2018

Armenia's insurance companies expect that their profits will be growing throughout three years and will double by late 2018, the Central Bank of Armenia says in its report 'Possible Developments of Armenia's Banking Sector in 2016-02018' based on programs of prospective development of Armenian banks.

ARMENIA: Mergers and portfolio handovers expected in 2016-2018

The number of insurance companies in Armenia is expected to reduce over a period between 2016 and 2018 because of mergers or portfolio handovers, the Central Bank of Armenia says in its report 'Possible Developments of Armenia's Banking Sector in 2016-02018' based on programs of prospective development of Armenian insurance companies.

Armenia: Changes in the process of concluding MTPL contract

Starting September 1st, 2016, car owners will no longer be required to declare the names of other drivers they allow to drive the vehicles upon buying MTPL insurance, recently said the Bureau of Motor Insurers of Armenia(source: ArmInfo).

ARMENIA: Insurers' consolidated net profit 74% up y-o-y

Net profit achieved by the six insurance companies operating on the Armenian market amounted to AMD 2.6 billion (EUR 4.9 million) in 1H2016, up by 74% y-o-y in local currency, according to ArmInfo Rating Agency. GWP grew by 4.2% to AMD 15.8 billion (EUR 29.8 million), while claims paid rose by 0.7% to AMD 6.2 billion (EUR 11.7 million).