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European insurance — Key facts

This booklet contains preliminary figures for the European insurance market in 2018. Life insurers paid out €705bn — a 2.6% increase — in benefits to insureds, providing them with capital and/or annuities. Property and casualty (P&C) claims paid increased by 5.6% to €253bn and health claims paid increased by 4.0% to €111bn.

European direct gross written premiums amounted to €1 311bn in 2018, of which €764bn were life premiums, €407bn were P&C and €140bn were health. Total premiums increased 6.2% on 2017, with life premiums growing 6.7%, P&C 5.7% and health 4.8%.

In addition, European insurers’ investments remained broadly stable, at €10.3 trillion.

Published 2 October 2019