INDIVIDUAL ANNUITY CONSIDERATIONS, 2004-2008 (1)

($ billions)

      Total
Year Variable Fixed Amount Percent change
from prior year
2004 $132.9 $87.9 $220.8 0.9%
2005 136.9 79.5 216.4 -2.0
2006 160.4 78.3 238.7 10.3
2007 184.0 72.8 256.8 7.6
2008 155.7 109.3 265.0 3.2

(1) Based on LIMRA's estimates of the total annuity sales market. Includes some considerations (i.e., premiums) that though bought in group settings involve individual buying decisions.

Source: LIMRA International.