Kosovo Territory

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author: CIA


Location:
- Southeast Europe;
- Neighbours: Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia.

Climate:
- influenced by continental air masses resulting in relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall and hot, dry summers and autumns;
- Mediterranean and alpine influences create regional variation;
- maximum rainfall between October and December.


Macro indicators (* 2018 estimates)
Surface:10,908km2
Population*:1.8million
Pop. density*:165.9people/km2
GDP*:6.8EUR billion
GDP/capita*:3,726.4EUR

European Union:
Potential candidate


Currency: Euro
Code: EUR
- unilaterally adopted EUR currency


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Statistics

Kosovo 1Q2019 Market Portfolio

Kosovo 2008 - 2017 Timeline


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Latest news




KOSOVO: Insurance has increased by 6.1 percent

According to CBK's report, in 2016, the value of premiums written by insurance companies amounted to euro 83.5 million, which represents an annual increase of 4.4 percent.

KOSOVO insurers' net profit declines 15.4% y/y in Q1

Kosovo's insurance companies posted a combined net profit of 1.1 million euro ($1.2 million) in the first quarter of the year, compared to a net profit of 1.3 million euro in the like period of 2016, according to data from the country's central bank.

KOSOVO insurers' net loss triples in 2016

Kosovo's insurance companies posted a combined net loss of 23.9 million euro ($25.4 million), more than three times higher than their aggregate net loss of 7.7 million euro in 2015, data from the country's central bank shows.


STATISTICS: KOSOVO insurers' Jan-Sept GWP rises 3% y-o-y

In 3Q 2016 the Kosovo insurers reported a 3% y-o-y increase in GWP to EUR 62.9 million, as the Central Bank - CBK data showed. MTPL premiums accounted for about 65% of total GWP, of which a share of 56% - third party liability policies, while the share of Border policies was close to 9%. Other types of voluntary segments accounted for ~35% of total market.

Kosovo - Serbia reach reciprocal "sticker agreement" for car plates

An agreement signed on September 14 will eliminate the need for drivers of Kosovo-registered cars to purchase temporary "proba" plates when traveling in Serbia. "After three years of the proba plates, I told our international partners, 'It's time for reciprocity'," Edita Tahiri, Kosovo Minister for Dialogue, said for PI.

KOSOVO's insurers 7-mo net loss more than quadruples

Kosovo's insurance companies posted a combined net loss of 11.5 million euro for the first seven months of the year, compared to a net loss of 2.5 million euro in the same period last year, data from the country's central bank indicated.

STATISTICS: KOSOVO, 1H2016: Insurers posted GWP of EUR 40 million in 1H2016

The Kosovo insurers' GWP increased by 1.68% y-o-y to EUR 39.96 million in the first half of 2016, as shown by the Central Bank's data. Gross written premiums from Motor TPL insurance increased by 5.28% to EUR 22.57 million, generating about 56.48% of total GWP. The total gross claims paid were down by more than 8% to EUR 17.81 million.

KOSOVO insurers total net loss deepens sharply in H1

Kosovo's insurance companies posted a combined net loss of 11 million euro for the first half of the year, as compared to a net loss 2.5 million euro net loss a year ago, data from the country's central bank indicated.

STATISTICS: KOSOVO, 1Q2016: Voluntary policies drove the market growth

At the end of March 2016, the Kosovo insurance market totaled EUR 18.50 million - 2.56% more y-o-y, according to the market statistics published by the Central Bank of Kosovo - CBK. During the reported period, claims paid by insurers totaled EUR 8.20 million, down by 8.71%.




STATISTICS: KOSOVO 3Q insurance market down by 0.3% y-o-y

In 3Q 2015 the Kosovo insurers reported a slight y-o-y decrease in GWP, of 0.27%, to EUR 61.03 million, as the Central Bank data showed (Note: The figures presented by CBK include only the insurers' activity on non-life segment). Claims paid by local insurers for this period increased significantly by 17.54% y-o-y to EUR 23.07 million.

KOSOVO Insurance Bureau official "freezes wrong agreement"

Speaking on Wednesday, the Kosovo minister in charge of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue explained that this agreement, reached on June 23, "has nothing to do with those on temporary license plates and freedom of movement."

KOSOVO decides to freeze the agreement on insurance policies with Serbia

The head of the technical delegation on issues concerning border insurance, Rrahim Pacolli, has decided to freeze as of this midnight the agreement for the mutual recognition of border insurance policies between Kosovo and Serbia. Pacolli took this decision based on article 9 of the statute of the Kosovo Insurance Bureau, stressing that the agreement reached on June 23 in Brussels is not being implemented in a mutual way by the Serb side.