Estonia

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Location:
- Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland;
- Neighbours: Latvia, Russia, Finland.

Climate:
- maritime;
- wet, moderate winters;
- cool summers.

Natural hazards:
- floods in the spring;

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Surface:45,227km2
Population*:1.3million
Pop. density*:29.2people/km2
GDP*:25.7EUR billion
GDP/capita*:19,459.1EUR

European Union:
EU member, since 2004

Currency: Euro
Code: EUR
Since: 2011
- replaced Estonian kroon (EEK)


Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
TOTAL LIFE*:17%
TOTAL NON-LIFE*:83%
Overall Property*:24%
Overall Motor*:48%


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Statistics

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Estonia 1Q2021 Market Portfolio

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Estonia 1Q2021 Insurance Companies Ranking


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Latest news

LHV Kindlustus unaudited results for 1H 2021


LHV Kindlustus, Estonian LHV Group's recently established non-life insurance unit, ended the first half of the year with a net loss of EUR 388,000. The consolidated net profit of AS LHV Group, including banking, asset management and insurance businesses, reached EUR 24.3 million.



STATISTICS: Estonian insurers posted an aggregate subunit decrease in first quarter GWP

Estonian insurers reported a GWP of EUR 118 million in Q1 2021, or 0.94% less y-o-y, according to quarterly figures, published by the Estonian National Statistics Board. The total value of GWP for the life segment increased by 1.87% y-o-y to EUR 20.94 million, while the value of non-life GWP totaled EUR 97.93 million, down by 1.52% y-o-y.





Estonia: During 2020 conciliators settled 178 insurance disputes

Last year, Estonian insurance conciliators were involved in 257 insurance disputes, of which 178 ended with an agreement between the insurer and the client. Most of disputes were related to MTPL insurance cases, followed by household insurance, as informed in a statement the Estonian Insurance Association (EKsL).



Estonia: 41% of traffic accidents happen in parking lots

According to the most recent statistics published by Estonian Motor Insurance Bureau, in the first eleven months in 2020, in the country there were about 25,000 traffic insurance accidents subject to insurance, of which 10,300 were related to parking lots.




STATISTICS: ESTONIA, 1Q2020: Market compressed by 1.6% y-o-y million to EUR 120 million

Estonian insurers reported GWP of EUR 120 million in Q1 2020, or EUR 2 million less y-o-y, according to quarterly figures published by the Estonian National Statistics Board. The total value of GWP for the life segment decreased by 13.7% y-o-y to EUR 20.6 million, while the value of non-life GWP totaled EUR 99.5 million, up by 1.2% y-o-y.




ESTONIA: FSA and Guarantee Fund merged together

From the beginning of 2020, the Financial Supervision Authority (FSA) and the Guarantee Fund of Estonia will operate under one roof. The merger will help the Guarantee Fund to fulfill its statutory objectives more quickly and efficiently and save costs.