To The Reader
In response to the ever-increasing globalization of the insurance business and the need for readily available data and statistics on the industry worldwide, the Insurance Information Institute produces the International Fact Book.
We could not have undertaken this project without help from many organizations that collect international insurance data. We are especially grateful for the generous assistance of Axco Insurance Information Services (http://www.axcoinfo.com), a London-based insurance information service, and Swiss Re Group (http://www.swissre.com), which publishes the international research journal, sigma. The information included, which covers some 90 countries, comes from a variety of other sources as well. We have attempted to standardize the information as much as possible.
Please enjoy the I.I.I. International Fact Book. We hope you find it useful as well as insightful.
Chief Executive Officer
Insurance Information Institute
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New York, NY 10038