WORLD LIFE AND NONLIFE INSURANCE IN 2015
Outside the United States, the insurance industry is divided into life and nonlife, or general insurance, rather than life/health and property/casualty. Swiss Re’s 2015 world insurance study is based on direct premium data from 147 countries, with detailed information on the largest 88 markets. World insurance premiums rose 3.8 percent in 2015, adjusted for inflation, compared with 3.5 percent in 2014. Nonlife premiums rose 3.6 percent in 2015, adjusted for inflation, following 2.4 percent growth in 2014. Life insurance premiums grew by 4.0 percent after inflation in 2015, slower than the 4.3 percent growth achieved in 2014.
Top 10 Countries By Life And Nonlife Insurance Direct Premiums Written, 2015 (1)