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- Eurasian island located in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea;
- Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
- Neighbours: Greece, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt.

- subtropical climate Mediterranean type of climate, with very mild winters (on the coast) and warm to hot summers;
- snow is possible only in the Mountains, in the central part of island;
- rains occurs mainly in winter, summer being generally dry.

Natural Hazards:
- moderate earthquake activity;
- droughts.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Pop. density*:93.0people/km2
GDP*:20.7EUR billion

European Union:
EU member, since 2004

Currency: Euro
Code: EUR
Since: 2008

Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
Overall Motor*:21%




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Cyprus 1Q2022 Market Portfolio

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Cyprus 1Q2022 Insurance Companies Rankings

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Latest news

CYPRUS 1H2013: Insurance market resists better to the crisis than the other financial sectors

The outlook for Cyprus's financial markets - especially the banking system has remained negative and unchanged since May 2009, according to MOODY's Investors Service, informed. The financial crisis in Cyprus triggered a deep and prolonged economic recession that will further strain the already highly stressed operating environment. "In this context the outlook reflects the formidable challenges the banks are facing, namely acute asset-quality deterioration, continued concerns over their solvency, and intense funding and liquidity pressures. The banks will continue to operate in a highly-stressed environment, with MOODY's expecting a 12% contraction of GDP in 2013 and 6.4% in 2014."

CYPRUS, 1Q2013: The market contracted 6% y-o-y

At the end of March 2013, the insurance market of Cyprus totaled EUR 211.8 million or 6.7% less than in the first quarter of 2012, according to the report of the Insurance Association of Cyprus on insurers' performance.

CYPRUS, 1Q2012 rezults: Fast changes bring rapid results

The insurance market of Cyprus proved itself to be build on really strong foundations after the research conducted  by the IAC (Insurance Association of Cyprus) regarding the economic results for the first quarter of 2012 with the total premium production maintaining a positive growth of 2.04% from the same period in 2011.

CYPRUS: a premium destination for insurers, with large room for expansion

Over 34 insurance companies operate currently in Cyprus mainly revolved around the domestic market in the past. As an EU member at the moment, the island has attracted some major international industry players having a key role serving the markets of the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, Russia and the CIS region.