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OECD Insurance Statistics

 

The insurance industry is a major component of the economy by virtue of the amount of premiums it collects, the scale of its investment and, more fundamentally, the essential social and economic role it plays by covering personal and business risks.


Since 1982, the OECD has collected and analysed data on various insurance statistics, as well as discussing relevant methodologies. Data are collected from official bodies in OECD member countries on the number of insurance companies and employees, insurance premiums and investments by insurance companies. The scope of data collection also extends to gross claims payments, gross operating expenses and commissions. The data are available from 1983 onwards and are broken down under numerous sub-headings.

     

Free, downloadable, frequently-requested statistics are available on the 
OECD Stat Extracts database. Find Insurance Statistics under Finance.

Insurance indicators

Business written in the reporting country
Commissions
Gross claims payments
Gross operating expenses
Insurance activity indicators
Insurance business by domestic and foreign risks
Insurance business written abroad by branches
Insurance business written in the reporting country
Insurance companies and employees
Outstanding investment by direct insurance companies

 

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Major official insurance statistics for all OECD countries and Singapore from 1993 onwards for insurance industry activities such as number of companies, number of employees, premiums by type of insurance, market share by foreign companies in each country, business written abroad, premiums in terms of risk destination (foreign or domestic risks), foreign and domestic investments, gross claims payments, gross operating expenses and commissions, OECD market share, penetration, density, and premiums per employee.

     

 

 

 

 

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