Lithuania

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Location:
- Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea;
- Neighbours: Latvia, Poland, Belarus, Russia.

Climate: - transitional, between maritime and continental;
- wet, moderate winters and summers.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Surface:65,300km2
Population*:2.8million
Pop. density*:42.7people/km2
GDP*:45.1EUR billion
GDP/capita*:16,203.3EUR

European Union:
EU member, since 2004

Currency: Euro
Code: EUR
Since: 2015
- replaced Lithuanian litas (LTL)


Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
TOTAL LIFE*:28%
TOTAL NON-LIFE*:72%
Overall Property*:12%
Overall Motor*:45%


Sources:
Starting January 1st, 2012, the Bank of Lithuania took over the functions of the liquidated DPK



 


Statistics

Lithuania 1Q2019 Market Portfolio

Lithuania 1Q2019 Insurance Companies Ranking


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Latest news

STATISTICS: Bank of Lithuania, 1H2015: Insurance market reaches record volumes, although the growth rates of the insurance branches vary

The insurance market recorded a year-on-year 6.4% increase over the first half of this year in terms of premiums written, with its volumes reaching record heights - EUR 312.3 million. "Growth in life insurance was less robust than a year ago, but this branch remains the main engine of growth within the entire insurance market. The non-life insurance market boosted as well, although the most numerous in terms of contracts concluded, the motor third party liability (MTPL) insurance class did not avoid a decline", says Mindaugas SALCIUS, Deputy Director of the Prudential Supervision Department of the Supervision Service at the Bank of Lithuania.

Bank of Lithuania issues new license to COMPENSA VIG for non-life insurance

The Board of the Bank of Lithuania decided to issue an insurance business license for the private limited liability insurance undertaking COMPENSA Vienna Insurance Group, UADB in the process of foundation, which entitles to engage in the activities of insurance classes within the non-life insurance branch and of compulsory insurance, states a press release of the Lithuanian central bank.




Bank of Lithuania: Profits of insurers boosted by more than a third in 2014

In 2014, insurance undertakings registered in Lithuania, according to unaudited data, earned EUR 24.1 million (LTL 83.2 million) of profits, a year-on-year increase of 36$. The highest profits were generated by the insurance activity; however, the overall result was significantly enhanced by profits from the investing activity.  "The result of the previous year is almost record high - higher profits were only earned in 2007. The results varied significantly across insurance branches though - the return on the insurance activity within non-life insurance was almost 6 times lower than that of life assurance undertakings," says Mindaugas SALCIUS, Deputy Director of the Prudential Supervision Department of the Supervision Service at the Bank of Lithuania.  

LITHUANIA: ERGO cooperate with Nextury Ventures in the creation of innovation in the insurance field

"ERGO Insurance" signed a long-term cooperation agreement with the Venture Capital Fund Nextury Ventures in Lithuania, which invests in business start-ups and high-potential business ideas. With the help of the Nextury Ventures team, ERGO will search for ideas, which could turn into innovation in the insurance field. According to ERGO representatives, the decision to use start-ups were determined by a general need for fresh winds of change and progress in the insurance business in Lithuania.

LITHUANIA: COMPENSA Life showed steady growth in 2014

The results of the Lithuanian Branch of the life insurance company COMPENSA Life Vienna Insurance Group SE have been steadily growing for three years consecutively. Compared to 2013, the total sum of underwritten life insurance and health insurance premiums increased by 35% and amounted to EUR 24 million (LTL 83 million).


Payouts to participants of pension funds are increasing every year in Lithuania. Participants of pension funds, or their relatives who inherited the rights to payouts, were paid EUR 14.3 million in 2014, reports LETA/ELTA.

PZU sold its LITHUANIAN unit for EUR 54 million

The Polish PZU, one of the largest CEE insurance groups, announced, on February 3rd, that it agreed to sell 99.88% shares in its Lithuanian subsidiary PZU Lietuva to Norway 's GJENSIDIGE Forsikring for EUR 54 million, to complete last year's EUR 360 million takeover of RSA Group's assets in Baltic States. PZU said that the final price may change and will be adjusted for a difference between from the valuation date (September 30, 2014) to the transaction closing.

US insurance giant to create hundreds jobs in LITHUANIA

According to website vz.lt, US insurance giant AIG is going to establish 400 new jobs in Vilnius by the end of 2015. AIG customer service centre in Vilnius will provide services to foreign markets, reports LETA/ELTA.

STATISTICS: Bank of Lithuania, 3Q2014: Rapid life-assurance growth, moderate non-life insurance expansion and record-high profits

Over the three quarters of 2014, the Lithuanian insurance market, in terms of premiums written, increased by 6.3% and amounted to almost LTL 1.5 billion (EUR 433 million). Such growth was driven by rapid expansion of the life assurance sector. The non-life insurance sector was distinguished by high competition and more modest growth, the Bank of Lithuania reported.

Polish Business Awards handed out in LITHUANIA

On November 17th, Polish Business Awards were handed out for the third time in Lithuania in 2014. Trade and Investment Promotion Section of the Polish Embassy is organising Polish Business Awards, informs LETA/ELTA.

LITHUANIA's best employers 2014: Lietuvos Draudimas

For the third year in a row, the winners of Best Employers in Lithuania were announced. In 2014, the Best Employers awards went to the digital advertising software company Adform, Cramo, a service company specialising in equipment rental services, and the insurance company Lietuvos Draudimas, informs LETA/ELTA.


STATISTICS: LITHUANIA 1H2014: EUR 294 million in GWP and expecting a 6% increase for year end

In the first half of 2014, the Lithuanian insurers wrote insurance premiums amounting to LTL 1,013.7 million (EUR 293.6 million), a year-on-year increase of 7.8%, but still 2.9% less than in the first half of 2008, when the volume of Lithuania's insurance market was the highest, Bank of Lithuania informed. According to the half-year review published by the market authority, the life insurance market grew by even 18.3% (to LTL 331.0 million / EUR 95.9 million), while the non-life insurance market was up by 3.4% (to LTL 682.8 million / EUR 197.7 million) over the year.


LITHUANIA: Insurance company IF joins list of Lithuanian League partners

The Lithuanian League ( LKL ) and insurance company IF have become partners ahead of the 2014-15 season. Both companies signed a cooperation agreement under which the League will receive assistance. LKL President Remigijus Milasius is glad that If joined the League, as the insurance company has earned international recognition, and says he's convinced this will be a fruitful cooperation. "I am glad that there are companies, such as IF, which are willing to contribute to the promotion of sports".

PZU has problems obtaining clearance to buy LITHUANIA's top insurer

Poland's insurance group PZU, which has reached a 360-million-euro deal to buy RSA's business in the Baltics and Poland, so far failed to convince the Lithuanian Competition Council that its planned takeover of the country's leading non-life insurer Lietuvos Draudimas (Lithuanian Insurance) will have no negative effects on the market, the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on Wednesday.