INDIVIDUAL ANNUITY CONSIDERATIONS, 2007-2011 (1)

($ billions)

      Total
Year Variable Fixed Amount Percent change
from prior year
2007 $184.0 $72.8 $256.8 7.6%
2008 155.7 109.3 265.0 3.2
2009 128.0 110.6 238.6 -10.0
2010 140.5 81.9 222.4 -6.8
2011 159.3 81.0 240.3 8.0

(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.