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TOP 10 COUNTRIES BY LIFE AND NONLIFE DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2014 (1)

(U.S. $ millions)

        Total premiums
Rank Country Life premiums Nonlife premiums (2) Amount Percent change
from prior year
Percent of total
world premiums
1 United States (3), (4) $528,221 $752,222 $1,280,443 2.1% 26.80%
2 Japan (5), (6) 371,588 108,174 479,762 -3.7 10.04
3 United Kingdom (5) 235,321 115,945 351,266 7.9 7.35
4 P.R. China (7) 176,950 151,490 328,439 17.3 6.90
5 France (8) 172,761 97,759 270,520 5.1 5.66
6 Germany (7) 118,475 136,170 254,644 2.8 5.33
7 Italy (9) 145,292 49,443       194,735 15.3 4.08
8 South Korea (6) 101,572 57,943 159,515 9.4 3.34
9 Canada (10), (11) 52,138 73,235 125,373 -2.0 2.62
10 Netherlands (5) 21,855 74,100 95,956 -3.5 2.01

(1) Before reinsurance transactions.
(2) Includes accident and health insurance.
(3) Nonlife premiums include state funds; life premiums include an estimate of group pension business.
(4) Life premiums are estimated.
(5) Estimated.
(6) April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.
(7) Provisional.
(8) Life premiums are provisional; nonlife premiums are estimated.
(9) Nonlife premiums are estimated.
(10) Life premiums are net premiums.
(11) Life premiums are estimated; nonlife premiums are provisional.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, No. 4/2015.

 
TOP TEN COUNTRIES BY LIFE AND NONLIFE DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2008 (1)

(U.S. $ millions)

 
        Total premiums
Rank Country Life premiums Nonlife premiums (2) Amount Percent change
from prior year
Percent of total
 world premiums 
1 United States (3) $578,211 $662,432 $1,240,643 0.22% 26.09%
2 Japan (4) 367,112 106,085 473,197 20.37 11.08
3 United Kingdom  342,759 107,393 450,152 -16.56 10.54
4 France  181,146 91,861 273,007 0.06 6.39
5 Germany  111,278 131,807 243,085 8.75 5.69
6 PR China  95,831 44,987 140,818 52.26 3.30
7 Italy  82,623 58,066 140,689 -1.20 3.30
8 Netherlands (5) 38,899 73,712 112,611 9.74 2.64
9 Canada (6) 47,855 57,319 105,174 4.38 2.46
10 South Korea (4) 66,417 30,606 97,023 -15.97 2.27

(1) Before reinsurance transactions.
(2) Includes accident and health insurance.
(3) Nonlife premiums include state funds; life premiums include an estimate of group pension business.
(4) April 1, 2008-March 31, 2009.
(5) Nonlife premiums are gross premiums and include a small amount of reinsurance premiums.
(6) Life premiums are net premiums.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, No. 3/2009.

 
TOP TEN COUNTRIES BY LIFE AND NONLIFE DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2009 (1)

(U.S. $ millions)

        Total premiums
Rank Country Life premiums Nonlife premiums (2) Amount Percent change
from prior year
Percent of total
world premiums 
1 United States (3) $501,675 $648,083 $1,149,758 -7.3 28.03%
2 Japan (4) 410,309 107,762 518,070 7.2 12.63
3 United Kingdom 216,719 95,446 312,165 -21.1 7.61
4 France 194,077 88,993 283,070 2.6 6.90
5 Germany 111,996 127,945 239,941 -0.2 5.85
6 Italy 115,290 54,070 169,360 20.4 4.13
7 China (5) 109,175 53,871 163,046 15.8 3.98
8 Netherlands (6) 33,758 74,385 108,144 -5.6 2.64
9 Canada (7) 45,154 54,342 98,496 -4.7 2.43
10 South Korea 62,461 34,216 96,676 6.7 2.36

(1) Before reinsurance transactions.
(2) Includes accident and health insurance.
(3) Nonlife premiums include state funds; life premiums include an estimate of group pension business.
(4) April 1, 2009-March 31, 2010.
(5) Provisional.
(6) Estimated.
(7) Life premiums are net premiums.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, No. 2/2010, update December, 2010.

 
TOP TEN COUNTRIES BY LIFE AND NONLIFE DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2010 (1)

(U.S. $ millions)

        Total premiums
Rank Country Life premiums Nonlife premiums (2) Amount Percent change
from prior year
Percent of total
world premiums 
1 United States (3), (4) $506,228 $659,915 $1,166,142 1.4% 26.88%
2 Japan (4), (5) 440,950 116,489 557,439 6.8 12.85
3 United Kingdom (6) 213,831 96,191 310,022 -0.7 7.15
4 France (6) 192,428 87,654 280,082 -1.4 6.46
5 Germany (6) 114,868 124,949 239,817 -0.1 5.53
6 China (4) 142,999 71,628 214,626 31.6 4.95
7 Italy (6) 122,063 52,285 174,347 2.9 4.02
8 Canada (6), (7) 51,574 63,947 115,521 16.1 2.66
9 South Korea (4), (5) 71,131 43,291 114,422 16.3 2.64
10 Netherlands (6) 25,102 71,954 97,057 -6.1 2.24

(1) Before reinsurance transactions.
(2) Includes accident and health insurance. Does not correspond to grouping of U.S. data shown elsewhere in this book.
(3) Life premiums include an estimate of group pension business; nonlife premiums include state funds.
(4) Provisional.
(5) April 1, 2010-March 31, 2011.
(6) Estimated.
(7) Life premiums are net premiums.

Source:  Swiss Re, sigma, No. 2/2011.

 
TOP TEN COUNTRIES BY LIFE AND NONLIFE DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2011 (1)

(U.S. $ millions)

        Total premiums
Rank Country Life premiums Nonlife premiums (2) Amount Percent change
from prior year
Percent of total
world premiums
1 United States (3),(4) $537,570 $667,107 $1,204,677 3.7% 26.2%
2 Japan (4),(6) 524,668 130,741 655,408 14.7 14.26
3 United Kingdom (4) 210,067 109,486 319,553 6.4 6.95
4 France (4) 174,753 98,359 273,112 -3.6 5.94
5 Germany (5) 113,869 131,292 245,162 4.3 5.34
6 P.R. China (5) 134,539 87,319 221,858 3.4 4.83
7 Italy 105,089 55,426 160,514 -7.9 3.49
8 South Korea (6) 79,161 51,223 130,383 13.3 2.84
9 Canada (4),(7) 52,167 69,045 121,213 6.6 2.64
10 Netherlands 31,210 79,722 110,931 8.5 2.41

(1) Before reinsurance transactions.
(2) Includes accident and health insurance. Does not correspond to grouping of U.S. data shown elsewhere in the book.
(3) Life premiums include an estimate of group pension business; nonlife premiums include state funds.
(4) Estimated.
(5) Provisional.
(6) April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012.
(7) Life insurance premiums are net premiums.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, No. 3/2012.

 
TOP TEN COUNTRIES BY LIFE AND NONLIFE DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2013 (1)

(U.S. $ millions)

        Total premiums
Rank Country Life premiums Nonlife premiums (2) Amount Percent change
from prior year
Percent of total
world premiums
1 United States (3), (4) $532,858 $726,397 $1,259,255 -1.1% 27.13%
2 Japan (5), (6) 422,733 108,773 531,506 -15.2 11.45
3 United Kingdom (6) 222,893 106,750 329,643 2.4 7.10
4 P.R. China (4) 152,121 125,844 277,965 13.3 5.99
5 France (7) 160,156 94,598 254,754 7.2 5.49
6 Germany (7) 114,349 132,813 247,162 6.3 5.33
7 Italy (4) 117,978 50,576       168,554 17.1 3.63
8 South Korea (5), (6) 91,204 54,223 145,427 -4.9 3.13
9 Canada (6), (8) 52,334 73,010 125,344 0.6 2.70
10 Netherlands (4) 26,005 75,135 101,140 5.5 2.18

(1) Before reinsurance transactions.
(2) Includes accident and health insurance.
(3) Nonlife premiums include state funds; life premiums include an estimate of group pension business.
(4) Provisional.
(5) April 1, 2013-March 31, 2014.
(6) Estimated.
(7) Life premiums are estimated; nonlife premiums are provisional.
(8) Life premiums are net premiums.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, No. 3/2014.