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.