Location map
author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb

- Central Europe;
- Neighbours: Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania.

- temperate climate;
- cold, cloudy, humid winters;
- warm summers.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Pop. density*:105.1people/km2
GDP*:130.9EUR billion

European Union:
EU member, since 2004

Currency: Forint
Code: HUF
Since: 1946

Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
Overall Property*:18%
Overall Motor*:26%

Starting October 1, 2013, the National Bank of Hungary took over all activities of financial market regulator PSZAF



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Hungary 1H2023 Market Portfolio M N B

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Hungary 1Q2023 Market Portfolio M N B

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Latest news

HUNGARY: MNB: The Russian-Ukrainian conflict has no significant impact on the domestic sector

The pandemic only temporary stopped premium income production of the Hungarian insurance market, the increase of more than 10% in 2021 raised the premium income in the sector above HUF 1,300 billion, (~EUR 3.52 billion) as noted Gergo SZENICZEY, prudential of the Hungarian National Bank (MNB), Executive Director for Consumer Protection and Market Surveillance at the 2022 Portfolio Insurance Conference.

STATISTICS: Hungary: Insurers' 2021 net profits compressed to EUR 217 million

Life GWP increased by 13.64% y-o-y to HUF 602.7 billion / EUR 1.6 billion while non-life portfolio expanded by 7.9% to HUF 726.8 billion / EUR 1.9 billion, according to the most recent statistics published by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB). Thus, during the analyzed period, the life insurance business accounted for 45% and the non-life insurance business for 55% of total GWP.

HUNGARY: MNB lifts the restriction on dividend payments

The MNB (Hungarian National Bank) no longer considers it necessary to maintain the dividend payment limit for insurers. However, the dividend size must consider the Bank's recommendation to maintain the 50% volatility capital buffer, as well as the impact of the changing yield environment on capital, the MNB said in its recent statement, reports.

Hungary: Insurers' Q3 net profits compressed to EUR 171 million

At the end of September 2021, the aggregate market gross profit of Hungarian insurers decreased by 5.8% y-o-y to HUF 66.3 billion the equivalent of EUR 184 million (vs. HUF 70.5 billion), according to the quarterly statistics published by the Central Bank of Hungary. At the same time, the value of net profit decreased by 6.3% y-o-y to HUF 61.8 billion (~EUR 171.4 million).

STATISTICS: Hungary: H1 market profit increased to EUR 146 million

Hungarian insurers' H1 2021 GWP rose 11.46% year-on-year to HUF 686.81 billion (EUR 1.94 billion), according to the quarterly statistics published by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB).

Revenue from premiums on life insurance policies increased
in local currency by more than 18% y-o-y to HUF 306.31 billion (EUR 870 million), while non-life GWP rose 6.6% to HUF 377.5 billion (EUR 1.7 billion). About 45% of premium income originated from the life insurance business and 55% from the non-life insurance business.

At the end of 2021 Q2, the total contract porolio of insurance companies rose by 0.8% from its level a year earlier, reflecting over 108,800 increase in new contracts to 14,496,469. This mainly resulted from a 1.02% rise in the number of non-life insurance contracts (to 12,161,353), accompanied by a somewhat declining number of life insurance contracts (a decline of 0.6% to 2,335,116).