Location map
author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb

- Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea;
- Neighbours: Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Romania.

- temperate;
- cold, damp winters;
- hot, dry summers coast.

Natural hazards:
- earthquakes;
- landslides.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Pop. density*:63.2people/km2
GDP*:55.0EUR billion

European Union:
EU member, since 2007

Currency: Lev
Code: BGN
Since: 1999

Exchange rates:
1 EUR = 1.95583 BGN (fixed)

Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
Overall Property*:11%
Overall Motor*:61%



Acrisure buys Bulgarian insurance broker SDI

The Bulgarian insurance broker SDI becomes part of the American fintech company Acrisure. The transaction is expected to be finalized by the end of September.

BULGARIA: Bulstrad Vienna Insurance Group and DZI-Life Insurance win the annual award in non-life and life insurance

On May 17, 2023, the next edition of the annual award ceremony in the insurance sector and the pension insurance - "Insurer of the Year", "Pension Insurance Company of the Year", "Insurer broker of the Year" 2022 took place in Bulgaria, ABZ (Association of Bulgarian Insurers) reports. The best performing companies from the insurance and pension insurance sector in 2022 were honored.

STATISTICS: YE 2022 profits of Bulgarian insurers expanded to almost EUR 125 million

Bulgarian insurance market ended 2022 with a total GWP of BGN 3.61 billion (EUR 1.85 billion), up by 10.87% y-o-y, according to the market figures from the Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission (FSC). Per business lines, 82.69% represented non-life GWP (EUR 1.53 billion, 12.69% more y-o-y), the remaining 17.31% being accounted by life GWP (EUR 319.76 million, up by 2.95% y-o-y).

World Bank Group member IFC acquires stake in VIG's Bulgarian pension fund Doverie

International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, takes a stake of around 10% in Doverie, the pension fund in Bulgaria in which the Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) holds a majority stake. The cooperation aims to strengthen and jointly further expand the Bulgarian pension insurance market.

Eurohold's 9 months revenue tripled to EUR 2.4 billion

Eurohold Bulgaria AD, a leading energy and financial group in Southeast Europe, reported strong results in the third quarter of 2022 consolidating its very positive performance since the beginning of the year, according to the company's consolidated interim financial statement for the period.

BULGARIA: ABZ: by the end of June the insurance market maintained stability and a positive direction of development

According to the market regulator, in the first six months the insurance market maintained stability and a positive direction of development, which is a good result in view of the serious challenges such as political instability, economic difficulties and inflation, problems with the entire chain of supplies caused by the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, Association of Bulgarian Insurers (ABZ) wrote.

STATISTICS: BULGARIA, 1H2022: 7% y-o-y increase in the market aggregate profit

Bulgarian insurance market totaled almost BGN 1.8 billion (EUR 918 million) at the end of June 2022, up by 9.8% y-o-y, according to the official data provided by Financial Supervision Commission - FSC. The number of insurance companies active in Bulgaria decreased to 44 at the end of June from 51 a year earlier.