OECD Insurance Statistics

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Frequency
Annual
ISSN: 
2307-843X (online)
ISSN: 
2307-8421 (print)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/2307843x
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OECD’s annual publication shows official insurance statistics for all OECD countries including data on premiums collected, claims, and commissions by type of insurance; investments by type of investment; and numbers of companies and employees. The data, which are standardised as far as possible, are broken down under numerous sub-headings, and a series of indicators makes the characteristics of the national markets more readily comprehensible.

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OECD
28 Apr 2017
Pages:
216
ISBN:
9789264271791 (PDF) ;9789264271715(print)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/ins_stats-2016-en

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This annual publication shows official insurance statistics for all OECD countries including data on premiums collected, claims, and commissions by type of insurance; investments by type of investment; and numbers of companies and employees. The data, which are standardised as far as possible, are broken down under numerous sub-headings, and a series of indicators makes the characteristics of the national markets more readily comprehensible.

This publication also includes an analytical chapter highlighting the underlying reasons for the trends notably in gross premium growth, and claims developments between 2014 and 2015 in the OECD and selected non-OECD economies from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

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  • Foreword

    This annual publication contains time series of insurance statistics for OECD member countries. Statistics and indicators are derived from national administrative sources based on a questionnaire prepared under the auspices of the OECD Insurance and Private Pensions Committee, and its Task Force on Insurance Statistics.

  • Conventional Signs and Abbreviations
  • Executive summary

    The OECD has been collecting insurance statistics for many years, with data on the insurance sector dating back to the early 1980s. In response to the financial crisis, the Global Insurance Statistics (GIS) project was launched as part of the OECD’s insurance market monitoring activities. The main objective was to expand the scope of the OECD’s statistical framework for insurance and extend its global reach, with a view to enhancing the transparency of insurance markets. These changes led to the collection of key balance sheet and income statement items for the direct insurance and reinsurance sectors, and to the geographical expansion of the OECD’s Global Insurance Statistics Database.

  • Common definitions and notes
  • Insurance market trends

    Gross premiums increased in most countries in the life, non-life or both segments in 2015. This growth may be a sign or a consequence of more favourable economic conditions, leading individuals to purchase insurance products. In most countries, the relatively low penetration of insurance (especially in Latin America and some Asian countries) shows that the insurance sector still has significant room to expand. In some countries, gross premiums declined where the continued low interest rates may have deterred individuals from purchasing life insurance products with lower guarantees. The economic context can directly impact the real developments of the life or the non-life sector as the example of Brazil where the high inflation outpaced the nominal growth of non-life premiums shows.

  • International comparisons
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