Business news from Ukraine


30 August , 2021  

Ukrainian insurance companies in January-June 2021 collected net premiums in the amount of UAH 23.480 billion, which is 25.6% more than in the same period of 2020 (UAH 18.688 billion), according to the website of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).
According to the regulator, the volume of gross insurance premiums collected by insurers over the specified period amounted to UAH 24.780 billion, which is 17.9% more than in the first half of 2020 (UAH 21.008 billion). Including premiums received from individuals amounted to UAH 12.944 billion (a rise of 35%), from reinsurers – UAH 1.646 billion (8.9% less).
In the six months ending June 2021, insurers paid out UAH 8.552 billion of net insurance payments, which is 28.8% more than in the first half of the year earlier (UAH 6.642 billion). The level of net payments grew from 35.5% to 36.4%.
Gross insurance payments rose by 27.3%, to UAH 8.703 billion. The level of gross payments increased from 32.5% to 35.1%. Of the total volume of gross payments, payments to individuals amounted to UAH 4.235 billion (a rise of 35.3%), to reinsurers – UAH 136.6 million (42.5% less).
The volume of insurance payments belonging to reinsurers, according to the results of the first half of the year, amounted to UAH 4.661 billion, which is 11.2% more than in the same period a year earlier, including UAH 2.729 billion to nonresident reinsures (a rise of 41.1%).
As of June 30, 2021, the assets of Ukrainian insurers on the balance sheet amounted to UAH 65.186 billion, while on the same date a year earlier – UAH 61.888 billion. The volume of assets determined by legislation to represent insurance reserves decreased by 17.3% to UAH 45.995 billion.
The regulator also said that in the first half of the year, the volume of formed insurance reserves grew by 11.7%, to UAH 35.031 billion. The volume of paid charter capital fell by 6.6%, to UAH 8.966 billion.
In the reporting period, 63.170 million insurance contracts were concluded (a rise of 9.1%).
According to the NBU, the total number of insurance companies in Ukraine as of June 30, 2021 was 181, while on the same date a year earlier it was 215, including 19 (20) life insurers. At the same time, 166 insurance companies submitted reports on their activities to the regulator.

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