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2010 data on the insurance market

The presented individual data from the insurer’s reports for 2010 are summarized and published on the FSC’s web page - www.fsc.bg, in section E-library, Statistics, Insurance Market. In the same section, there are also data published for reinsurance company G P Reinsurance EAD.

In 2010, the gross premium income realized by insures, having a legal seat in the Republic of Bulgaria, amounted to BGN 1 630 550 thousand, where a decline of 3,0 % on a year-on-year basis was observed. The gross premium income, realized by the general insurance companies at the end of 2010, amounted to BGN 1 384 741 thousand, whereby a decrease of 5,1 % on a year-on-year basis was realized.

The gross premium income, realized by life insuring companies at the end of 2010, amounted to BGN 245 809 thousand, recording a growth of 10,5 % on an annual basis.

The occurred claims in general insurance were to the amount of BGN 749 410 thousand, declining by 1,6 % y/y.

The paid claims by life insurers were to the amount of BGN 98 633 thousand, recording a growth of 8,2 % year-on-year.

At the end of 2010, the sum of the insurers’ assets climbed by 4,9 % on an annual basis and amounted to BGN 2 922 704 thousand, including 63,8 % of the general insurance companies and 36,2 % of the life insurance companies.

In the end of 2010, the amount of the general insurance companies’ investments came to BGN 1 200 687 thousand and surged by 9,0 % year-on-year. The amount of the life insurance companies came to BGN 914 511 thousand and increased by 8,3 % year-on-year.

The assets amount of reinsurer G P Reinsurance EAD was BGN 1 609 914 thousand in the end of 2010, towards BGN 1 083 988 thousand in the end of 2009. 

The amount of the reinsurer’s investments in the end of 2010 was BGN 1 243 053 thousand, compared to BGN 975 583 thousand a year earlier.

The total amount of the insurers’ equity grew by 1,1 % on an annual basis and reached BGN 977 369 thousand, including BGN 526 261 thousand of the insurers pursing business of general insurance, and BGN 451 108 thousand of the life insurance companies.

The amount of the gross technical provisions, set aside by the general insurance companies increased by 8,1 % year-on-year and reached BGN 1 375 820 thousand.

The amount of the gross technical provisions, set aside by life insurance companies went up by 13,8 % year-on-year and reached BGN 574 750 thousand.

The companies in the general insurance sector reported a negative technical result of BGN (-43 279) thousand in 2010, compared to BGN (-7 736) thousand in 2009, respectively a negative financial result of BGN (-16 385) thousand in 2010, compared to BGN 26 689 thousand in 2009.

The reported by life insurance companies technical result of year 2010 was                 BGN 14 758 thousand, compared to BGN 11 921 thousand in 2009, and the financial result was BGN 22 702 thousand, compared to BGN 23 942 thousand in 2009.