Bosnia and Herzegovina

1000px-Flag_of_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina
Flag



bih_ocha_1000px
Location map
author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb


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

Climate:
- 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
Surface:51,129km2
Population*:3.5million
Pop. density*:68.5people/km2
GDP*:16.8EUR billion
GDP/capita*:4,807.4EUR

European Union:
Potential candidate

Currency: Convertible mark
Code: BAM
Since: 1998

Exchange rates:
 

STATISTICS: Bosnia Q1 market expanded to over EUR 130 million

At the end of March 2024, the BiH insurance market totaled EUR 132.7 million (BAM 259.44), up by 13.12% y-o-y, as the local insurance agency – AZOBIH informed. At the same time, the value of claims paid by insurers expanded by 9.78% y-o-y to EUR 54.49 million.




STATISTICS: Bosnia insurance market exceeded the EUR half billion threshold during 2023

At the end 2023, the insurance market Bosnia totaled EUR 503.1 million (BAM 984 million), 11.7% more y-o-y, according to the most recent market figures published by AZOBIH - Insurance Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In terms of claims paid by insurers, the overall amount was up by 7.7% y-o-y to EUR 219.6 million, of which EUR 55.5 million- life indemnities and EUR 164 million payments related to non-life claim files.



BiH: IDDEEA BiH and Insurance Supervisory Agency of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina signed an agreement on access to data

The Insurance Supervisory Agency of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Agency for Identification Documents, Registers and Data Exchange of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IDDEEA BiH) signed an agreement on permanent access to data from the records of registered vehicles and registration documents on January 19, the regulator said on its website.

STATISTICS: BiH insurers’ 3Q2023 GWP exceeded EUR 380 million

The insurance market of Bosnia and Herzegovina Q3 2023 with aggregate GWP worth BAM 744.2 million (~EUR 380.5 million) vs. BAM 668.6 million (~EUR 341.8 million) a year before, according to the January-September 2023 market data published by AZOBiH - Insurance Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

MTPL insurance market’s deregulation starts in FBiH, one of the two administrative entities of Bosnia & Herzegovina

On November 1, 2023, in accordance with the Law on Compulsory Traffic Insurance, a gradual and phased deregulation of the MTPL insurance sector in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) will come into effect, insurance companies gaining the right to apply their own MTPL tariffs with prior approval from the market authority, the Insurance Supervision Agency of the FBiH (NADOS) announced.










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.