Belarus

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Location:
- Eastern Europe.
- Neighbors: Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine.

Climate:
- cold winters, cool and moist summers;
- transitional between continental and maritime.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Surface:207,595km2
Population*:9.5million
Pop. density*:45.6people/km2
GDP*:49.2EUR billion
GDP/capita*:5,197.0EUR

Currency: Ruble
Code: BYN
Since: 2016
- replaced the second Belarusian ruble (BYR)


Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
TOTAL LIFE*:10%
TOTAL NON-LIFE*:90%
Overall Property*:26%

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BELARUS: the new law to become the fundamental document regulating insurance activities

Belarus plans to change the regulation in the field of insurance (currently, insurance activities are regulated by decrees of the President of the Republic of Belarus), which is designed to ensure consistency, complexity, and stability of insurance activities, BELTA reports. The draft law will soon be submitted to the House of Representatives.





BELARUS: last year insurers had record payments

2022 was not an easy year for the Belarusian insurance sector, the market growth was about 5%, which is the lowest in the last decade. At the same time, some insurance companies saw growth from 10 to 30% y-o-y. Others, on the contrary, recorded a drop in growth, as Irina MERZLYAKOVA General Director Belarusian Association of Insurers said.






BELARUS: Model law on MTPL may be adopted before the end of this year

The model legislative act "On the system of compulsory insurance of civil liability of owners of vehicles of the Union State" may be adopted before the end of this year, BELTA reports referring to Viktor Pinsky, Chairman of the Commission of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia on legislation and regulations.