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.