Albania

Location:
Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea, between Greece in the south and Montenegro and Kosovo to the north

Climate:
mild temperate; cool, cloudy, wet winters; hot, clear, dry summers; interior is cooler and wetter

Natural hazards:
destructive earthquakes; tsunamis occur along southwestern coast; floods; drought

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Currency: Leka

1 EUR = 140.14 Lek - ALL (December 31st, 2014)
1 EUR = 140.20 Lek - ALL (December 31st, 2013)
1 EUR = 139.59 Lek - ALL (December 31st, 2012)
1 EUR = 138.93 Lek - ALL (December 31st, 2011)
1 EUR = 138.77 Lek - ALL (December 31st, 2010)

Sources:
Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority (AFSA)
Albanian Insurers Association
Bank of Albania

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ALBANIA FY2013: insurers' GWP fell by 4.6% y-o-y

Albanian insurance market totaled ALL 8.53 billion (EUR 60.88 million) at the end of 2013, or 4.63% less y-o-y, according to the preliminary financial data published by the Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA). The downward trend was felt in the decrease of the number of insurance contracts, which showed a 5.87% decrease y-o-y to 995,732.

ALBANIAN insurers reported a decrease of 9.3% y-o-y in 3Q2013

Albanian insurance companies posted gross written premiums for the period January-September 2013 of ALL 5.92 billion (EUR 41.9), or a 9.28% decrease compared to the same period last year, according to data provided by the Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority. During the analyzed period, the number of signed insurance contracts was 757,328 showing a decrease of 3.05% y-o-y.

ALBANIA looks to regional insurance

As disasters continue to cost Albania dearly the country is cooperating on the launch of an innovative regional insurance scheme to complement a stronger domestic approach to disaster risk management.

ALBANIA, 1H2013: compulsory insurance lines account for 43% of GWP

MTPL remains the most important product sold on the market, while on the life insurance side, debtors' life is the main product, where banks are the beneficiaries. According to Enkeleda SHEHI, Chairperson for the Albanian FSA, "in terms of potential for future growth, health and life insurance have shown to have a high potential for growth in the last years. However, it should be noted that the low penetration on the market (0.67%) could be interpreted as an indication that the market is not only underserved and operating far from its potential, but also in general it presents opportunities to unlock in the future, especially in property, life and health insurance."

ALBANIA: 40% of vehicles without insurance

Nearly 40 percent, or more than 100.000 vehicles circulating in Albania's roads have no car insurance at all, according to the data unveiled by country's finance authorities.

ALBANIAN insurers FY2012 GWP up 7.4% y-o-y

Albanian insurance companies posted combined gross written premiums of ALL 8.9 billion (EUR 64 million) at the end of 2012, or 7.38% more y-o-y, according to the financial data published by the Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA). Despite this increase, during FY2012, the number of signed insurance contracts was 1,057,821 or 19% less compared with year 2011.

ALBANIA: Independence of the financial regulators under debate

"Regulator independence is a necessity for achieving and consolidating market development. A transparent and stable environment promotes consumer confidence and encourages free and fair competition among all market participants", stated Enkeleda SHEHI, Chairperson of the Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority in her opening speech to the international conference organized by AFSA under the title "Independence of the Financial Sector Regulators: Reemphasized".

ALBANIA 3Q2012: GWP went down by 0.2% y-o-y

During January-September 2012, the Albanian insurance market experienced a decrease of 0.18% to ALL 6.52 billion, according to data provided by the Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority. In European currency, due to the appreciation of ALL in relation to EUR, the local insurance market reported a 0.36% increase to EUR 46.50 million.