Location map
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- Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea;
- Neighbours: Greece, Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia.

- mild temperate; - cool, cloudy, wet winters;
- hot, clear, dry summers;
- interior is cooler and wetter.

Natural hazards:
- destructive earthquakes;
- tsunamis occur along southwestern coast;
- floods;
- drought.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Pop. density*:99.8people/km2
GDP*:13.4EUR billion

European Union:
Official candidate

Currency: Lek
Code: ALL
Since: 1926

Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
Overall Property*:12%
Overall Motor*:68%




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Albania FY2022 Insurance Companies Ranking

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Albania FY2022 Market Portfolio

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Latest news

ALBANIA, FY2011: GWP over the EUR 60 million threshold

Albania's insurance market grew in local currency 2.3% in 2011 compared to the previous year (excluding reinsurance written premiums), according to data published by Albania's Financial Supervisory Authority (AFSA). In European currency, insurance premium revenues were about EUR 60.01 million. At the same time, the number of insurance contracts was of 1,306,602, up by 77.5% compared with year 2010.

ALBANIA: Insurance Market Registered Modest Growth in 2011

The total insurance premium volume in Albania rose slightly to 7.7 billion ALL in the period January - November 2011 registering an increase of 5.3% compared to the same period a year ago, Tv Scan reported on Monday.

ALBANIA: Insurance Companies in Albania Paid Out Less in Claims in 2011

The total insurance premium volume rose slightly to 7.1 billion ALL in the period January - October 2011, up 4.5% compared to the same period in 2010. The liberalization of tariffs regarding the compulsory vehicle insurance has contributed to the sluggish growth of the Albanian insurance market.

ALBANIA: More than 5% market increase in 3Q 2011

Insurance premium revenues in January - September 2011 were about ALL 6.52 billion (EUR 46.27 million), or 5.2% (in local currency) more than the same period in 2010, according to Albania's Financial Supervisory Authority.

Exchange of experience in Tirana between supervisory authorities from 10 countries

Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority (AFSA) in cooperation with the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority (HFSA), held on October 10th-11th, in Tirana, the second regional meeting with the Insurance Supervisors from Central Europe, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe countries (CESEE). The meeting had a wide presence from homologue supervisory authorities from Albania, Austria, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia.

Albanian market grew by 5% in 1H/2011

The first six months of this year marked a 5% increase for the Albanian insurance market, the total volume of underwritings reaching about EUR 30.4 million, according to preliminary results released by the Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority.

New acquisitions in Albania for VIG

VIG signed last week an agreement to acquire a majority share in the Albanian insurance company INTERSIG. As a result of this transaction, subject to official approval, VIG will acquire 75% of the shares plus one share of the company from private ownership. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

ALBANIA: Insurance Market in Albania Is Becoming Less Concentrated

The top three insurance companies that operate in Albania accounted for 58% of the insurance market for the first five months of this year, down from 60% they occupied a year ago. Sigal Uniqa Group Austria continued to be the company with the biggest share of the market, respectively 35%, followed by Sigma Vienna Insurance Group with 13.6% and Interalbanian with 9.7%.

ALBANIA: Compulsory Vehicle Insurance in Albania Liberalized

Albania's Parliamentary Committee on the Economy approved on Tuesday changes to the law on compulsory auto insurance, which were aimed at liberalizing the market, Tv Klan reports. According to the changes, insurance companies in Albania will be allowed to set prices independently based on the market.

ALBANIA: Insurance Market Grew 8.5% in H1

Albania's insurance market grew by 8.5% in the first half of 2011. According to data published by Albania's Financial Supervisory Authority, the premium volume of the Albanian insurance market totaled 4.3 billion Leks in the period between January and June 2011.

ALBANIA: Changes to Formula of Insurance company, INSIG Privatization

After several failed attempts for the privatization of Albania's state-owned insurance company, the Albanian government decided to change the privatization formula this week, daily Panorama reports. The changes in the form and formula for the privatization of INSIG come as a result of reportedly positive signals for its sale.

TRIGLAV is strengthening its presence in Albania, by buying the majority stake of ALBSIG

The end of last week had scheduled the signing of the agreement regarding the acquisition of the Albanian insurance company ALBSIG by the Slovenian insurance group TRIGLAV. So far, TRIGLAV held 9.9 percent of the ALBSIG shares, but "this figure will be increased to at least 50% in the next period", according to Slovenian publication FINANCE.

UNIQA acquires another 23% of the Albanian insurance company SIGAL

The UNIQA Group will acquire another 23% of the shares of the Albanian insurance company SIGAL, that will increase its share in the Albanian market leader to 68.7%. The agreements with the former shareholders were signed on Wednesday, 11 November 2009, in Tirana, according to UNIQA officials.