Location map
author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb

- Central Europe;
- Neighbours: Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania.

- temperate climate;
- cold, cloudy, humid winters;
- warm summers.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Pop. density*:105.1people/km2
GDP*:130.9EUR billion

European Union:
EU member, since 2004

Currency: Forint
Code: HUF
Since: 1946

Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
Overall Property*:18%
Overall Motor*:26%

Starting October 1, 2013, the National Bank of Hungary took over all activities of financial market regulator PSZAF



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Hungary 3Q2022 Market Portfolio

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Hungary 1H2022 Market Portfolio M N B

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Latest news

STATISTICS: Hungarian insurers' Q3 2022 net profits decreased to EUR 50 million

According to the quarterly statistics published by the Central Bank of Hungary, at the end of September 2022, the aggregate market gross profit of Hungarian insurers decreased by 65% y-o-y to HUF 23.2 billion the equivalent of EUR 55 million (vs. HUF 66.3 billion/ EUR 184 million), according to the quarterly statistics published by the Central Bank of Hungary. At the same time, the value of net profit decreased by 66% y-o-y to HUF 21 billion (~EUR 50 million) vs. HUF 61.8 billion/ ~EUR 171 million.

VIG applies for listing on the Budapest Stock Exchange

Austrian VIG informed it has applied for listing of its shares on the Budapest Stock Exchange. The shares of VIG (ISIN AT0000908504) have been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1994 and on the Prague Stock Exchange since 2008.

Hungary: MABISZ elected Mihaly Erdos as President

The Board of MABISZ - the Association of Hungarian Insurers - announced in a statement the election of a new President and a new Vice President, after Anett Pandurics resigned from the Association's Presidency for family reasons.

HUNGARY: MNB: The Russian-Ukrainian conflict has no significant impact on the domestic sector

The pandemic only temporary stopped premium income production of the Hungarian insurance market, the increase of more than 10% in 2021 raised the premium income in the sector above HUF 1,300 billion, (~EUR 3.52 billion) as noted Gergo SZENICZEY, prudential of the Hungarian National Bank (MNB), Executive Director for Consumer Protection and Market Surveillance at the 2022 Portfolio Insurance Conference.

STATISTICS: Hungary: Insurers' 2021 net profits compressed to EUR 217 million

Life GWP increased by 13.64% y-o-y to HUF 602.7 billion / EUR 1.6 billion while non-life portfolio expanded by 7.9% to HUF 726.8 billion / EUR 1.9 billion, according to the most recent statistics published by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB). Thus, during the analyzed period, the life insurance business accounted for 45% and the non-life insurance business for 55% of total GWP.

HUNGARY: MNB lifts the restriction on dividend payments

The MNB (Hungarian National Bank) no longer considers it necessary to maintain the dividend payment limit for insurers. However, the dividend size must consider the Bank's recommendation to maintain the 50% volatility capital buffer, as well as the impact of the changing yield environment on capital, the MNB said in its recent statement, reports.