Location map
author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb

- Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea;
- Neighbours: Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Ukraine, Moldova.

- temperate climate;
- cold, cloudy winters with frequent snow and fog;
- sunny summers with frequent showers and thunderstorms.

Natural hazards:
- earthquakes, most severe in south and southwest regions;
- geologic structure and climate promote landslides.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Pop. density*:81.9people/km2
GDP*:202.7EUR billion

European Union:
EU member, since 2007

Currency: Leu
Code: RON
Since: 2005

Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
Overall Property*:12%
Overall Motor*:57%




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Romania FY2020 Market Portfolio

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Romania FY2020 Market Rankings

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Latest news

Romania: Mihaela Stroia will be the new CEO of UNIQA Life Insurance

Starting with June 2021, Mihaela Stroia takes over the position of CEO - President of the UNIQA Life Insurance Directorate. The next period brings also a series of important changes, which support the transformation and development of the activity of the UNIQA Group at international level, but also locally.

Romania: The Competition Council greenlights GOTHAER take over by ALLIANZ-TIRIAC

The Competition Council of Romania has authorized the transaction through which ALLIANZ-TIRIAC Asigurari takes over the company GOTHAER Asigurari Reasigurari. The Romanian subsidiary of GOTHAER is active since 2012, but in recent months, the German Group has changed its strategic direction to focus on the home market.

Romania: SIGNAL IDUNA acquires part of the ERGO Group and increase the premiums by 50%

The insurance company SIGNAL IDUNA ASIGURARE REASIGURARE announces as of May 20, 2021 the signing of an agreement for the acquisition of the companies ERGO Asigurari de Viata and ERGO Asigurari, part of the ERGO Group. The transaction will be subject to the approval of the Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF) and the Romanian Competition Council.

Romania 2020: 5.4% GWP growth y-o-y and improving combined ratio

GWP by Romanian insurers, including branches of foreign companies operating on FOE, reached RON 12.5 billion (EUR 2.56 billion), up by 5.4% y-o-y (local currency). Insurers domiciled in Romania have provided for about 92% of this total, recording a 4.6% y-o-y growth rate, the market authority said.

Romanian ASF: The insurance market grew by 5% in 2020, to RON 11.5 billion

In 2020, the gross premiums written by the Romanian insurance companies reached RON 11.5 billion (~EUR 2.3 billion), increasing by approximately 5% compared to the previous year, declared Nicu MARCU, President of ASF - Financial Supervisory Authority cited by Romanian insurance news portal

ASF fined the management of the largest Romanian insurer EUR 780 k

The ASF Board decided to fine the Management Board and the Supervisory Board of the Romanian largest insurer - CITY Insurance with a total RON 3.78 million lei (almost EUR 780 k), because fallowing a control, the insurer failed to submit the requested documents in due time, as the Romanian insurance news portal informed.

Romania: ASF fined the two largest MTPL insurers

Following the control actions conducted by ASF, CITY Insurance and EUROINS Romania - the two insurers accounting for almost 75% of the MTPL insurance portfolio in Romania - were sanctioned by the local insurance market supervisor, wrote.