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

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 = 135.23 Lek - ALL (December 31st, 2016)
1 EUR = 137.28 Lek - ALL (December 31st, 2015)
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)

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

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ALBANIA, FY2011: GWP over the EUR 60 million threshold

Albania's insurance market grew in local currency 2.3% in 2011 compared to the previous year (excluding reinsurance written premiums), according to data published by Albania's Financial Supervisory Authority (AFSA). In European currency, insurance premium revenues were about EUR 60.01 million. At the same time, the number of insurance contracts was of 1,306,602, up by 77.5% compared with year 2010.
The total insurance premium volume rose slightly to 7.1 billion ALL in the period January - October 2011, up 4.5% compared to the same period in 2010. The liberalization of tariffs regarding the compulsory vehicle insurance has contributed to the sluggish growth of the Albanian insurance market.

Exchange of experience in Tirana between supervisory authorities from 10 countries

Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority (AFSA) in cooperation with the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority (HFSA), held on October 10th-11th, in Tirana, the second regional meeting with the Insurance Supervisors from Central Europe, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe countries (CESEE). The meeting had a wide presence from homologue supervisory authorities from Albania, Austria, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia.

Albanian market grew by 5% in 1H/2011

The first six months of this year marked a 5% increase for the Albanian insurance market, the total volume of underwritings reaching about EUR 30.4 million, according to preliminary results released by the Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority.

New acquisitions in Albania for VIG

VIG signed last week an agreement to acquire a majority share in the Albanian insurance company INTERSIG. As a result of this transaction, subject to official approval, VIG will acquire 75% of the shares plus one share of the company from private ownership. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

ALBANIA: Insurance Market in Albania Is Becoming Less Concentrated

The top three insurance companies that operate in Albania accounted for 58% of the insurance market for the first five months of this year, down from 60% they occupied a year ago. Sigal Uniqa Group Austria continued to be the company with the biggest share of the market, respectively 35%, followed by Sigma Vienna Insurance Group with 13.6% and Interalbanian with 9.7%.

ALBANIA: Compulsory Vehicle Insurance in Albania Liberalized

Albania's Parliamentary Committee on the Economy approved on Tuesday changes to the law on compulsory auto insurance, which were aimed at liberalizing the market, Tv Klan reports. According to the changes, insurance companies in Albania will be allowed to set prices independently based on the market.

ALBANIA: Insurance Market Grew 8.5% in H1

Albania's insurance market grew by 8.5% in the first half of 2011. According to data published by Albania's Financial Supervisory Authority, the premium volume of the Albanian insurance market totaled 4.3 billion Leks in the period between January and June 2011.