FIRE INSURANCE, 2002-2011

($000)

Year Net premiums written (1) Annual percent change Combined ratio (2) Annual point change (3)
2002 $7,214,559 48.0% 87.1 -31.7 pts.
2003 8,383,939 16.2 79.3 -7.8
2004 8,043,670 -4.1 74.4 -4.9
2005 7,882,717 -2.0 81.6 7.2
2006 9,337,982 18.5 76.5 -5.1
2007 9,765,414 4.6 86.3 9.9
2008 9,904,982 1.4 92.5 6.1
2009 10,099,681 2.0 78.5 -13.9
2010 10,218,100 1.2 80.1 1.5
2011 10,317,911 1.0 93.4 13.4

(1) After reinsurance transactions, excluding state funds.
(2) After dividends to policyholders. A drop in the combined ratio represents an improvement; an increase represents a deterioration.
(3) Calculated from unrounded data.

Source: SNL Financial LC.