Bosnia and Herzegovina


Location map
author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb

- Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea;
- Neighbours: Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro.

- hot summers and cold winters;
- areas of high elevation have short, cool summers and long, severe winters;
- mild, rainy winters along coast.

Natural hazards:

- destructive earthquakes.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Pop. density*:68.5people/km2
GDP*:16.8EUR billion

European Union:
Potential candidate

Currency: Convertible mark
Code: BAM
Since: 1998

Exchange rates:


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Bosnia 3Q2022 Market Portfolio

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Bosnia 3Q2022 Insurance Companies Ranking

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Latest news

STATISTICS: BiH insurers' 9 months business extended by 8.15% y-o-y

The insurance market of Bosnia and Herzegovina ended the first nine months of the current year with aggregate gross written premiums worth BAM 668.66 million (~EUR 341.88 million) vs. BAM 618.26 million (~EUR 316.11 million) a year before, according to the January-September 2022 market data published by AZOBiH - Insurance Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

STATISTICS: BiH, 1H2021: betting on digitalization, UNIQA osiguranje is the new market leader

Insurance market of Bosnia & Herzegovina ended the first half of 2021 by showing a positive dynamic, especially on the life insurance side. Yet, although recording a 12.3% y-o-y GWP growth, the life insurance segment remains very small, reaching a total GWP amount of EUR 42.8 million, still far from the market's potential. At the same time, indemnities paid for life insurance went up by 27% y-o-y, to EUR 21.7 million.

BiH: Intermediation commissions for MTPL officially raised in Republika Srpska

Insurance Agency of Republika Srpska, one of the two administrative entities of Bosnia & Herzegovina, has increased commissions for MTPL insurance agents from 15 to 27% in an attempt to prevent companies from illegally increasing those commissions themselves, local financial press reported.

MTPL tarrifs' liberalization in Bosnia & Herzegovina postponed

Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) approved an amendment to the Law on Compulsory Traffic Insurance, which extends the use of the common tariff by one year (until end of October 2023), while full tariffs liberalization was pushed until November 1, 2026, wrote

BiH: UNIQA shows continuous growth in 2021

In H1 2021, UNIQA BiH achieved a growth of 19.7% and a total premium of BAM 35.7 million (~EUR 18.7 million), which positions the company on top of the insurance market, according to the total realized premium, as the Austrian insurance group UNIQA announced in a statement.