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author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb


Location:
- Southeastern Europe.
- Neighbours: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania.

Climate:
- in the north, continental climate (cold winters and hot, humid summers with well distributed rainfall);
- in other parts, continental and Mediterranean climate (relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall and hot, dry summers and autumns).

Natural hazards:
- destructive earthquakes.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Surface:88,361km2
Population*:7.0million
Pop. density*:79.1people/km2
GDP*:42.9EUR billion
GDP/capita*:6,139.1EUR

European Union:
Official candidate

Currency: Dinar
Code: RSD
Since: 2006


Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
TOTAL LIFE*:24%
TOTAL NON-LIFE*:76%
Overall Property*:20%
Overall Motor*:43%


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Statistics

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Serbia 1H2020 Market Portfolio

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Serbia 1H2020 Insurance Companies Rankings


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Latest news



SERBIA's Dunav Osiguranje premium income share falls slightly in Q1

Insurer Dunav Osiguranje saw its stake of total premium income in the Serbian insurance sector fall to 27.7% in the first quarter of 2017 from 28.3% in the like period of last year, but the company remained the leader in the sector, data by central bank NBS showed.


SERBIA's Dunav Osiguranje profit jumps 131% in 2016

Serbian state-owned Dunav Osiguranje [BEL:DNOS] said its profit jumped 131.3% to 897.8 million dinars (7.28 million euro) in 2016, with premium income rising 10.5% to 19.8 billion dinars.

Serbian Government expects EUR 100 million from the future DUNAV sale, in case it will decide the company's privatization

The Serbian Government has set the approximate privatization price for DUNAV Osiguranje to EUR 110 million, an article published by the Croatian insurance portal osiguranje.hr reads. Yet, the privatization decision is still pending, as the Government is currently analyzing the results of company's diagnostic review, to determine DUNAV's financial and competitive position before effectively launching the privatization process.

SERBIAN Competition Commission closes the year boldly

On 25 December 2016, the Commission published a report on the Serbian insurance market, and announced its plan to draft an Insurance Block Exemption Regulation ("IBER"). Except where the specifics of the Serbian insurance market require otherwise, the regulation will be harmonized with the EU Block Exemption Regulation for the Insurance Sector.

SERBIA: NBS Signs MoU with Italian Insurance Supervisor

Appreciating the fact that Italy is one of the most significant home countries of investors in the Serbian insurance sector and aiming to further enhance insurance supervision in Serbia, the NBS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Italian Insurance Supervisory Authority (IVASS). The document regulates joint actions and information sharing between the two supervisors, mainly in relation to members of Italian business groups 'Unipol' and 'Generali', i.e. two of the three largest insurers and two of the four reinsurers in Serbia.


SERBIA: Dunav Osiguranje's market share slightly declines in Q3

Serbia's central bank, NBS, said on Monday that state-owned Dunav Osiguranje [BEL:DNOS] remained the country's top insurer by premium income in the third quarter of 2016, although it saw its market share narrow by one percentage point year-on-year, to 26.6%.


SERBIA's GDP growth slows to 2% y/y in Q2

Serbia's real GDP growth slowed to an annual 2.0% in the second quarter of 2016, from 3.8% in the previous quarter, the country's statistic office said on Wednesday.

SERBIAN insurers post 16.6% growth in premium income in 2015

The combined total premium income of Serbian insurance companies rose 16.6% last year to of 80.9 billion dinars ($720 million/656 million euro), central bank data showed. Non-life insurance made up 76.1% of the total premium income, down from 76.9% in 2014, while life insurance accounted for 23.9%, up from 23.1% in 2014, the data, published by the National Bank of Serbia (NBS) last week, indicated. The premium income of the non-life insurance segment rose 15.3% last year, while that of the life insurance segment climbed 21%.

Generali: New Life Insurance Product on SERBIAN market

Generali Osiguranje Serbia has developed an innovative and unique product for our market which combines the classic life insurance policy with an investment in investment funds; the so-called unit-linked product.

UNIQA Supports Serbian Olympians

UNIQA has signed a contract with the Olympic Committee of Serbia and became the official insurance of our Olympic team.


SERBIA's AIK banka enters ownership of Gorenjska banka

Gorenjska banka, a small private bank, has been recapitalised with EUR 13m, most of which has been provided by Serbian AIK banka, which has acquired a 13.9% stake to become the second-biggest owner of the Kranj-based bank.

SERBIA: NLB Banka wants to develop pension insurance market

NLB Banka is interested in developing the pension insurance market in Serbia, but conditions for that have not been created here yet, said Branko Greganovic, the chairman of the Executive Board of NLB Banka, who also added that the investment in that segment of life insurance depended on institutional conditions.