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Location:
- in eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea;
- Neighbours: Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Belarus.

Climate:
- maritime climate with wet, moderate winters.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Surface:64,589km2
Population*:1.9million
Pop. density*:29.9people/km2
GDP*:29.5EUR billion
GDP/capita*:15,262.6EUR

European Union:
EU member, since 2004

Currency: Euro
Code: EUR
Since: 2014
- replaced Latvian lats (LVL)


Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
TOTAL LIFE*:19%
TOTAL NON-LIFE*:81%
Overall Property*:12%
Overall Motor*:32%


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Statistics

Latvia 1H2019 Insurance Companies Ranking

Latvia 1H19 Market


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Latest news



STATISTICS: LATVIA: Insurers profit down by almost 50% in 1H2015

According to the figures published by the Financial and Capital Market Commission - FKTK, Latvian insurers (local and EU branches in Latvia) posted aggregated gross written premiums of EUR 273.6 million in the first half of the year, which is 6.3% more compared with the same period last year. At the same time, the value of paid claims and indemnities increased by 9.7% y-o-y to EUR 148.4 million.

Samsung offers free smartphone insurance in LATVIA

Samsung Baltics, in cooperation with insurance company Balta, has introduced free insurance services for smartphones affected by water, reportd Db.lv. Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones can be covered with the service, which is activated using the Screen Care+ application. The insurance will be valid for one year.

STATISTICS: LATVIA, 1Q2015: Local insurers maintained the market in "black" due to the 2% decrease in GWP reported by the EU-branches

According to FKTK - The Financial and Capital Market Commission, the Latvian insurance market totaled EUR 151.21 million at the end of March 2015, or 5.98% more y-o-y. At the same time, the value of paid claims and indemnities was up by 11.69%, reaching EUR 75.64 million. The GWP of branches of EU insurers decreased by 2.05% to EUR 38.84 million (or 25.68% from the total amount of premiums), while the Latvian-based local insurers accounted for the rest of 74.32% or EUR 112.38 million (up by 9.06% y-o-y).


LATVIAN watchdog issues license to BTA Baltic Insurance Company

The Latvian financial watchdog, the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK), has granted the license for insurance operations to BTA Baltic Insurance Company, a subsidiary of the non-life insurer BTA Insurance Company, the FKTK announced.



BALTA earns EUR 96,000 in Q1 in LATVIA

The insurance company Balta earned EUR 96,000 in the first quarter this year, reports LETA, according to the company's announcement. For comparison - in the first quarter last year, Balta earned EUR 6,000.

Swedbank in Baltics operated with profits in Q1

In the first quarter of the year 2015, Swedbank in Latvia earned a net profit of EUR 23 million, compared to EUR 32 million for Q1 2014. Swedbank Lithuania earned a net profit of EUR 21 million in Q1 2015 and Swedbank Estonia earned a net profit of EUR 37.1 million, informs LETA.

STATISTICS: LATVIAN market up 10% in 2014 due the double-digit growth-rate reported by the EU branches

According to the figures published by the Financial and Capital Market Commission - FKTK, in 2014 the Latvian insurance sector totaled EUR 517.4 million, or 9.9% more y-o-y. During the reporting period, gross premiums written by local insurers went up by 6% to EUR 371 million (71.7% of total market), while the EU branches' business saw a double-digit growth rate (+21%) to EUR 146.3 million (28.3% of total GWP).



STATISTICS: EU branches generated almost 30% of LATVIAN market in 3Q2014

According to the figures published by the Financial and Capital Market Commission - FKTK, the Latvian insurance market totaled at the end of September 2014 about EUR 378 million, or 7.6% more y-o-y. Of the total, gross premiums written by local insurers increased by EUR 10 million as compared to september 2013 (to EUR 271 million), while the gross premiums written by the EU branches reached more than EUR 107 million, or 28.3% of the total GWP.

AON Consulting sets up enterprise in LATVIA

SIA Aon Consulting has been registered with the Registry of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia, the company is the Latvian subsidiary of the world's leading human resource management consulting, risk management, and insurance brokerage company, the Aon Corporation. The consulting company's paid up share capital is EUR 30,000.

IF earns EUR 17.4 mln in Baltics in January-September

Estonia-registered insurance company If P&C Insurance and its subsidiaries in Latvia and Lithuania, earned EUR 17.4 million in January-September 2014, informs LETA...In January-September 2013, If P&C Insurance earned EUR 10.8 million.


New Polish members in Balta's management board in LATVIA

Latvian Financial and Capital Market Commission approved new persons joining Management Board of Balta, leader of Latvian insurance market: Mr. Bogdan Benczak, who will be the new CEO of Balta, and Mr. Rafa