Poland

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Location:
- Central Europe;
- Neighbours: Slovakia, Czechia, Germany, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine.

Climate:
- temperate with cold, cloudy, moderately severe winters with frequent precipitation;
- mild summers with frequent showers and thundershowers.

Natural hazards:
- destructive earthquakes;

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Surface:312,696km2
Population*:38.0million
Pop. density*:121.5people/km2
GDP*:492.2EUR billion
GDP/capita*:12,960.2EUR

European Union:
EU member, since 2004

Currency: Zloty
Code: PLN
Since: 1994


Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
TOTAL LIFE*:35%
TOTAL NON-LIFE*:65%
Overall Property*:11%
Overall Motor*:38%


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Statistics

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Poland 1Q2022 Insurance Companies Rankings

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Poland 1Q2022 Market Portfolio


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Latest news



POLAND: Social costs of road traffic accidents fell by a third

According to the latest data compiled by the National Road Safety Council operating at the Ministry of Infrastructure, costs of all traffic accidents in Poland in 2021 amounted to PLN 39.3 billion (~EUR 8.56 billion*). The social costs of accidents in the country decreased by 31%, to PLN 17.3 billion compared to 2018, when it reached PLN 56.6 billion, Gazeta Ubezpieczeniowa reports.

STATISTICS: POLAND 1Q2022: GWP worth ~EUR 4 billion vs. paid claims of EUR 2.5 billion

Polish insurance market reported Q1 2022 aggregate GWP worth PLN 18.14 billion (EUR 3.9 billion), 2.89% more y-o-y according to the quarterly statistics published by Polish KNF (Financial Supervision Authority). At the same time, claims and benefits paid by local insurers increased by 12.82% y-o-y to PLN 11.53 billion (~EUR 2.5 billion) from PLN 10.24 billion a year before.


Poland: lower incidence of motor insurance claims in the 1st quarter of 2022

In the first quarter of 2022, insurers paid a total of PLN 3.54 billion (approx.: EUR 0.77 billion) in claims from motor policies. Out the total, paid claims for MTPL insurance accounted for 57.6%, the Polish Chamber of Insurance said quoting data from the Information Centre of the Insurance Guarantee Fund.


NN Group completes the acquisition of MetLife's businesses in Poland and Greece

On 22nd April, NN Group announced the completion of the acquisition of MetLife's businesses in Poland, following the approval obtained by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego, KNF) on 14 April 2022. NN Group completed the acquisition of MetLife's businesses in Greece on 31 January 2022.







STATISTICS: Polish insurers posted Q3 aggregate profits of over EUR 1 bn

Polish insurance market totaled PLN 50.9 billion (EUR 10.9 billion) at the end of September 2021, up by almost 7% y-o-y, according to the quarterly market figures published by The Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF). Claims and benefits paid by local insurers increased by 2.9% y-o-y to PLN 30.2 billion or ~EUR 6.5 billion.

POLAND: Europ Assistance Polska sums up the last year

During the 25th year of Europ Assistance's operations in Poland, the company's service volumes returned to pre-pandemic levels, and in some areas, the operator of assistance services handled even more cases than in the period before Covid-19.


POLAND: Bancassurance in a strong uptrend

According to data collected by the Polish Insurance Association (PIU), as at September 30, 2021, GWP through the banking channel reached PLN 5.21 billion, 26% more y-o-y (~EUR 1.12 billion*).