OECD Insurance Statistics 2013

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This annual publication provides major official insurance statistics for all OECD countries, selected economies in Asia, Africa and for the first time countries belonging to the Association of Latin American Insurance Supervisors (ASSAL). It includes information on the diverse activities of the industry and on international insurance market trends. An analytical chapter including data from OECD members and selected additional economies highlights the underlying reasons for the trends in gross premium growth and claims developments between 2011 and 2012, and presents key performance indicators. 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 is an essential tool for civil servants, professionals and academics working in the insurance field.



Executive summary

The OECD has been collecting insurance statistics for almost two decades, with data on the insurance sector dating back to the early 1980s. In response to the financial crisis, the OECD launched a Global Insurance Statistics (GIS) project as part of its insurance market monitoring activities. The main objective was to expand the scope of the OECD 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 gradual global expansion of the OECD International Insurance Statistics Database.


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