Southwestern Asia, between Turkey (to the west) and Azerbaijan

highland continental, hot summers, cold winters

Natural hazards:
occasionally severe earthquakes; droughts

Currency: Drams (AMD)

1 EUR = 512.20 Dram - AMD (December 31st, 2016)
1 EUR = 528.69 Dram - AMD (December 31st, 2015)
1 EUR = 577.47 Dram - AMD (December 31st, 2014)
1 EUR = 559.54 Dram - AMD (December 31st, 2013)
1 EUR = 532.24 Dram - AMD (December 31st, 2012)
1 EUR = 498.72 Dram - AMD (December 31st, 2011)
1 EUR = 481.16 Dram - AMD (December 31st, 2010)

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Central Bank of Armenia

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ARMENIA's median gross monthly salary in 2016 was AMD 187,850

The median gross monthly salary in Armenia in 2016 amounted to 187,850 drams ($391 or 26,127 Russian rubles), which was by 1.7% more than in 2015, according to the figures, released today by the National Statistical Service (NSS).

ARMENIA: Fitch Affirms Armenia at 'B+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Armenia's Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'B+' with Stable Outlook. The issue ratings on Armenia's senior unsecured Long-Term Foreign Currency bonds have also been affirmed at 'B+'. The Country Ceiling has been affirmed at 'BB-' and the Short-Term Foreign Currency and Local Currency IDRs at 'B'.

ARMENIAN insurance companies report 63% surge in net profit

The net profit of six Armenia-based  insurance companies in the first 9 months of 2016 amounted to 3.895.5 billion drams,  up from 2.394.1 billion drams they had earned in the same period of 2015, an increase of 62.7%., according to ARKA news agency's  bulletin "Insurance Companies of Armenia" for the third quarter of 2016.

STATISTICS: ARMENIA, 1H2016: MTPL insurance events below AMD 100,000 may be settled based on the mutual consent of drivers

In the first six months of 2016, the six active insurance companies of the Armenian market totaled AMD 16.1 billion in premium (note: based on the Central Banks financial standards), while based onIFRS standards local market totaled only AMD 15.8 billion. At the same time the indemnities paid by local insurers reached AMD 6.2 billion, according to ArmInfo News Agency.

ARMENIAN insurers pay AMD 4.8 bn in 8-month car insurance compensation claims

Six Armenia-based insurance companies paid a total of 4.8 billion drams in 25,332 car insurance compensation claims in the first eight months of 2016, a decrease of 5.8% when compared to the same time span of 2015, a statement posted on the official website of Armenia's Car Insurers' Bureau says.

ARMENIAN insurance companies' profits expected to double in 2016-2018

Armenia's insurance companies expect that their profits will be growing throughout three years and will double by late 2018, the Central Bank of Armenia says in its report 'Possible Developments of Armenia's Banking Sector in 2016-02018' based on programs of prospective development of Armenian banks.

ARMENIA: Mergers and portfolio handovers expected in 2016-2018

The number of insurance companies in Armenia is expected to reduce over a period between 2016 and 2018 because of mergers or portfolio handovers, the Central Bank of Armenia says in its report 'Possible Developments of Armenia's Banking Sector in 2016-02018' based on programs of prospective development of Armenian insurance companies.