Top 10 Countries By Life And Nonlife Direct Premiums Written, 2012 (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) $567,756 $703,128 $1,270,884 4.0% 27.55%
2 Japan (4), (6) 524,372 129,740 654,112 2.5 14.18
3 United Kingdom (6) 205,918 105,500 311,418 -0.5 6.75
4 P.R. China (4) 141,208 104,302 245,511 10.7 5.32
5 France (6) 149,346 93,112 242,459 -11.1 5.26
6 Germany (4) 106,411 125,497 231,908 -5.6 5.03
7 Italy 93,273 50,945 144,218 -10.3 3.13
8 South Korea (4), (6) 78,920 60,376 139,296 10.7 3.02
9 Canada (6), (7) 51,783 70,750 122,532 1.2 2.66
10 Netherlands (6) 29,338 71,005 100,342 -7.8 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, 2012-March 31, 2013. (6) Estimated. (7) Life premiums are net premiums. Source: Swiss Re, sigma, No. 3/2013.