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Location map
author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb


Location:
- Central Europe;
- Neighbours: Slovakia, Czechia, Germany, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine.

Climate:
- temperate with cold, cloudy, moderately severe winters with frequent precipitation;
- mild summers with frequent showers and thundershowers.

Natural hazards:
- destructive earthquakes;

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Surface:312,696km2
Population*:38.0million
Pop. density*:121.5people/km2
GDP*:492.2EUR billion
GDP/capita*:12,960.2EUR

European Union:
EU member, since 2004

Currency: Zloty
Code: PLN
Since: 1994


Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
TOTAL LIFE*:35%
TOTAL NON-LIFE*:65%
Overall Property*:11%
Overall Motor*:38%


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Statistics

Poland 1Q2019 Insurance Companies Rankings

Poland 1Q2019 Market Portfolio


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Latest news



POLAND: less than 0.5% of all registered vehicles are not covered by a MTPL policy

According to the Polish Insurance Guarantee Fund's estimations, there may be about 80-90,000 vehicles in use without a valid MTPL policy, which is 0.4 - 0.5% of all registered vehicles. This percentage places Poland among the CEE countries with the highest degree of insurance coverage, together with Slovenia the Czech Republic and Hungary.

PZUW is the second fastest-growing mutual insurer in the world

PZUW, the mutual insurance arm of the Polish PZU Group, is the second fastest growing mutual insurance company in the world, the latest edition of the Global 500 report prepared by the International Federation of Cooperative Insurance and Mutual Insurance Companies (ICMIF) shows.

STATISTICS: POLAND: Almost EUR 4 billion in GWP after the first quarter

Polish insurers' aggregate GWP was up by 0.6% y-o-y to PLN 16.35 billion (~EUR 3.80 billion) in the first quarter of 2019, financial indicators from the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) showed. Official figures also revealed that the amount of paid claims/indemnities during the period was PLN 10.2 billion, representing a decrease of 2.7% y-o-y.


GENERALI completed acquisition of Union Investment TFI S.A. in Poland

GENERALI finalized the completion of the transaction with German Group Union Asset Management Holding AG to acquire Union Investment TFI S.A. in Poland. GENERALI has received the required approvals from all relevant regulatory bodies and competition authorities.

Green light for the Generali and Concordia merger in Poland

The Polish Financial Supervision Authority agreed to the merger of Generali Zycie and Concordia Capital. Maciej FEDYNA, Member of the Management Board of Generali Polska, will perform the function of President of the Management Board of the Concordia Polska Mutual Insurance Society.

Recent floods from intensive rainfall in southern Poland resulted in massive mobilization from local authorities and insurance companies. Insurers took special measured to make claims liquidation faster and easier for those affected by the weather conditions.

POLAND: Gothaer TU rebrands to Wiener TU VIG

Gothaer's Polish subsidiary announced rebranding under the name Wiener TU VIG, after the German company was officially bought by Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) at the end of February 2019. The shift towards the new name and logo should be complete by the end of June this year.


POLAND: KNF drew attention over Motor insurance premiums

The Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) emphasized the adequacy of motor insurance premiums, for class 3 (Casco/Motor Hull) and class 10 (mandatory MTPL), since this group constitutes a significant part of the Polish market portfolio.

POLAND: Warta implementing two A.I. projects

Poland-based insurance company Warta is working on two artificial intelligence solutions aiming to improve interactions between the company and customers for claims reporting. The software uses voice and image recognition and will be fully operational in the second half of this year.