Location map
author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb

- Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea;
- Neighbours: Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Ukraine, Moldova.

- temperate climate;
- cold, cloudy winters with frequent snow and fog;
- sunny summers with frequent showers and thunderstorms.

Natural hazards:
- earthquakes, most severe in south and southwest regions;
- geologic structure and climate promote landslides.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Pop. density*:81.9people/km2
GDP*:202.7EUR billion

European Union:
EU member, since 2007

Currency: Leu
Code: RON
Since: 2005

Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
Overall Property*:12%
Overall Motor*:57%




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Romania 3Q2021 Insurance Companies Rankings

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Romania 3Q2021 Market Portfolio

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Latest news

French insurer Axeria IARD entered the Romanian MTPL market

French insurer Axeria IARD, headquartered in Lyon, became active on the Romanian MTPL market on the right of the Freedom of Establishment, being greenlighted by the French and Romanian supervisory authorities: ACPR (Autorite de controle prudentiel et de resolution) and ASF (Autoritatea de Supraveghere Financiara), as informed here.

STATISTICS: Romania, 9M2021: Top 10 insurers provided together for 88% of total GWP

The Romanian insurance market is characterized by a medium to high degree of concentration. In 9M2021, approximately 88% of the total volume of GWP was carried out by 10 companies, according to the ASF - Financial Supervisory Authority report. See the rankings of the players as calculated by XPRIMM and what the changes were compared to the same period last year.

Romania: ALLIANZ-TIRIAC to finalize the integration of GOTHAER operations by the end of 2022

Romanian insurer ALLIANZ-TIRIAC Asigurari announced that it has received the necessary approvals from the Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF) and the Competition Council for the acquisition of the majority stake in GOTHAER Asigurari Reasigurari, informed here. Until the merger is completed, the two insurers will operate as two independent entities, according to the rules of such an acquisition.

CITY Insurance bankruptcy case settlement prolonged

The Bucharest Court did not pronounce on Wednesday - 17th November 2021 -, regarding the initiation of bankruptcy proceedings in the case of the insurance-reinsurance company CITY Insurance SA, according to A solution to CITY's request to suspend the process until the solution of the appeal made against the ASF's decision to withdraw the authorization is expected, legal sources told

POLL: What do Romanians think about climate change, recycling, and home insurance?

Half of Romanians see climate change as a natural phenomenon, not a man-made one, according to a survey of more than 3,200 respondents conducted as part of the APPA (the Association for the Promotion of Insurance)'s "Home Insurance Month" campaign. According to the same survey, 1 in 2 are willing to reduce their electricity consumption and 4 in 10 are very willing to reduce their heating consumption to help fight climate change.

Ileana DAMIAN to become the new COO in Generali Romania

Ileana DAMIAN has received the Romanian insurance regulator's approval to take over the position of Chief Operations Officer within Generali Romania, as Generali CEE Holding announced in a statement. She is replacing Daniela COVACESCU who resigned from her position. Ileana DAMIAN is becoming a member of the Board as well.

Life insurance, a support for Romanians during the COVID-19 pandemic

Almost two years have passed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during which time the Romanian insurance industry has constantly adapted to consumers' needs, in some cases even by extending the coverage existing in the original policy wording.

Third capital increase for Euroins Romania, of over EUR 24 million

Euroins Romania's shareholders approved a new capital increase amounting to over EUR 24 million (RON 120 million), the third in recent months. The most recent audit showed that Euroins Romania exceeded all financial indicators set by law, with the SCR at 118.5% and the coverage of the MCR at 278.4%.