In the first half of 2019, GWP of the Belarusian market amounted to BYN 689.9 million (EUR 296.72 million), which in local currency is 13.63% more y-o-y. At that, paid claims increased by only 9.16%, to BYN 333.56 million (EUR 143.46 million), data published by the Ministry of Finance show.
The Belarussian Ministry of Finance is preparing a concept bill "On insurance", which will establish a uniform approach for insurer activity, as well as expand possibilities for state and non-state insurers in compulsory insurance for placing and investing funds and insurance reserves, BELTA news agency reports.
GWP of Belarussian insurers from January to May this year amounted to BYN 578.9 million (~EUR 248.1 million), which is 13.8% more y-o-y, according to the Ministry of Finance of the Republic.
Presidential Decree #175 "On insurance" d/d May 11, 2019 calls for a number of significant changes for the insurance market from September 1, 2019, Minsk-News reports.
In 1Q2019, GWP of the Belarusian market amounted to BYN 336.41 million (EUR 140.82 million), 12.30% more y-o-y, data published by the Ministry of Finance, show.
In 2018, total market GWP reached BYN 1,226.04 million (EUR 495.69 million), which is 14.57% more y-o-y, according to figures published by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic. Market growth in Euro looks much more moderate (9.10%).
On April 5, 2019 S&P Global Ratings affirmed a 'B/B' long and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign ratings for Belarus, the outlook remains stable, the agency reported.
In January 2019, local market GWP amounted to BYN 123.8 million (+16.4% y-o-y), according to market figures published by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic.
Bulgaria-based Euroins Insurance Group (EIG) has made a purchase agreement with Germany-based ERGO International AG for buying 4 ERGO insurance companies. EIG will take control over ERGO's life and non-life subsidiaries in Romania and Czech Republic, as well as the non-life company in Belarus.
Insurance company IMKLIVA was awarded a gold medal and Grand-Prix at the Brand of the Year 2018 competition, as the Belarusian Association of Insurers informed.
International rating agency FITCH Ratings on January 18, 2019 confirmed tong-term and short-term sovereign credit ratings of Belarus for obligations in foreign and national currency at 'B' level, outlook stable.
For January-November in 2018 GWP of the Belarusian insurers amounted to BYN 1.1 billion, at that y-o-y growth of GWP reached 16.7%, according to the data, published by the Ministry of finance of the Republic.
For January-October 2018 GWP of the local insurers amounted to BYN 1.01 billion. Growth rate reached 16.7%, according to the data, published by the Ministry of finance of Belarus.
Insurers of Belarus for 3 quarters in 2018 generated GWP in the amount of BYN 906.62 million (EUR 369.49 million). The market growth in local currency reached 16.1% and in euro the growth was less impressive - by 9.49% only.
For 8 months this year insurers of Belarus generated GWP in the amount of BYN 804.9 million. At that growth rates remain above the 15% threshold, according to the data, published by the Ministry of Finance.
For the period of January-July 2018 Belarusian insurers generated BYN 705.2 million* of GWP (direct insurance and co-insurance). Annual growth of premiums (compared to the same period in 2017) amounted to 15.2%, as reported by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic.
In the first half year GWP of Belarusian insurers amounted to BYN 607.18 million (EUR 262.37 million), 15.68% more than a year ago. At that non-life segment, accounting for over 90% of the market, grew by 15.89%, according to the Ministry of Finance.