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InsuranceData is an interactive tool detailing the latest data from the European insurance industry. Data is provided by Insurance Europe members (the members of the European Union (except Lithuania), Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Turkey). To use the tool, open one of the dropdown menus and hover over the chart to see the data points, or click the premiums and claims charts for more detailed data. Last updated on 30 October 2018.

Premiums

The premiums charts show the life, non-life and health premiums received. Hover over the charts for each data point, or click a chart area to see the next level of data. Charts available include life premiums by country, health premiums by country and non-life premium breakdowns by motor, property, general liability and accident.

Total premiums
Life premiums, €bnP&C premiums, €bnHealth premiums, €bn
2008595.4301.797.1
2009639.1304.6101.5
2010667.3315.2108.2
2011630.4321.3112.9
2012626.5329.2115.5
2013644.7328.7118.1
2014696.9329.7119.7
2015728.7346.7125.3
2016686360.8127.9
2017710.3370.7131.5
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Notes:
Nominal €-values at current end-of-year exchange rates
Figures are for Domestic Market (business written on home territory by domestic companies, including subsidiaries + 3rd country branches), unless stated otherwise 
For national specificities, please, see country breakdown charts

Claims

The benefits and claims charts show the life benefits and the health and non-life claims paid. Hover over the chart for each data point, or click a chart area to see the next level of data. Charts available include life benefits by country, health claims by country and non-life claims breakdowns by motorproperty and accident.

Total benefits and claims paid
Life benefits paidP&C claims paidHealth claims paid
2007599.6197.871.3
2008571.5203.174.6
2009535.5214.879.5
2010564.4224.283.5
2011630.3211.188
2012648.4212.785
2013618.8204.492.6
2014623.1209.493.5
2015641.6224.399.5
2016615.6241.6101.8
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url/node/4291/node/4371/node/4351
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Notes:
Nominal €-values at current end-of-year exchange rates
Nominal %-growth at constant end-of-year exchange rates 
Figures are for Domestic Market (business written on home territory by domestic companies, including subsidiaries + 3rd country branches), unless stated otherwise 
For national specificities, please, see country breakdown charts
Size of the sample (as % of total premiums): 99.96%

Investments

The investment charts show the European insurance sector investment activities. Hover over the chart for detail on each data point.

Premiums provide a stable source of funding even during downturns
TotalGross Written Premiums, €bnDJ Euro Stoxx 50 (historical values EUR price)
20089872447.62
20091039.82964.96
201010852792.82
20111059.82316.55
20121064.62635.93
20131086.23109
20141147.53146.43
20151197.93268
201611753291
20171212.93507
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Source for Euro Stoxx 50: www.stoxx.com

Ratio of European insurers' investment portfolio to GDP
TotalInvestments to GDP, %
200847.4
200955.6
201055.9
201154.2
201257.4
201362.7
201462.2
201559.8
201663.9
201763.4
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Notes:
Nominal €-values at current end-of-year exchange rates
Size of the sample (as % of total premiums): 99.81%

Structure of European insurers' investment portfolio 2016
Structure of European insurers' investment portfolio (EIOPA, 2016)
€bnColour
Property (other than for own use)123.2#82c55b
Holdings in related undertakings, including participations1068.9#002957
Equities261.9#f78f1e
Bonds4459 #971b1e
Collective investment undertakings852.2#23a2b2
Derivatives98.4 #662d91
Deposits other than cash equivalents58 #a28800
Other investments10.2#e2a9ba
Assets held for index-linked and unit-linked funds2488.6 #ffc846
Loans and mortgages359.8#bd1a8d
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Source: European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, 2016 Solo Annual Solvency II Balance Sheet Template 
(figures exclude Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Turkey)

European insurers investment portfolio
Total insurers' investment portfolio, €bnGrowth rate, %
20086266.2
2009707510.7
20107615.25.4
20117700.30.4
20128396.58.2
20139148.410
20149475.32.4
20159723.50.8
201610097.77.3
2017101541.9
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Notes:
Nominal €-values at current end-of-year exchange rates
Nominal %-growth at constant end-of-year exchange rates 
Figures are for Domestic Market (business written on home territory by domestic companies, including subsidiaries + 3rd country branches), unless stated otherwise 
Size of the sample (as % of total premiums): 99.81%

Industry information

These charts show insurance industry information. Hover over the chart for detail on each data point.

Market share
Market shares, 2017Colour
UK23.4#002957
FR17.4#82c55b
DE16.3#662d91
IT10.8#23a2b2
NL5.8#971b1e
ES5.1#f78f1e
CH4#e2a9ba
SE2.8#a28800
DK2.6#ffc846
BE2.1#bd1a8d
FI1.9#30433c
Other7.8#215352
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Notes:
In % of total insurance premiums

Worldwide insurance premiums
World Premiums, USDbnEuropeAsiaNorth AmericaLatin AmericaOceaniaOther
2008168091813461067855
2009158999712521077158
20101589116112791308863
201116251276134615410269
201215361333139816610572
201316131256139117310870
201416961321139817811870
20151492135614331589764
20161449148714631539259
20171479159114971689167
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Stacked Area

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Source: Swiss Re Sigma

Non-life distribution channels 2015
CountryDirect writingIntermediariesAgentsBrokersOther intermediariesBancassuranceOther
HR62.925.916.39.608.32.9
FI4846424060
MT34.103628.7000
FR345234180131
UK28564520610
SI26.870.464.95.500.82
SK2179790.1-0.100
ES20.161.336.325.1011.76.9
BG20803050000
BE19.17311.461.10.47.90
NL160000084
LU12.9059.926.100.50
PL10.579.761.218.603.86
PT8.972.353.518.20.616.91.9
IT8.18778.68.404.90
TR7.37866.112.3-0.414.30.4
DE6.48359.123.906.44.2
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Notes:
For SI, data is from SZZ members only. Branches of companies from EU/EEA countries and FOS are excluded

Life distribution channels 2015
CountryDirect writingIntermediariesAgentsBrokersOther intermediariesBancassuranceOther
MT1.8013.62.7081.90
TR9.507.53.10.479.9-0.4
PT4.4014.71.30.279.70
IT7.4012.80.5079.30.1
FR15.106110644
ES10.8016.57.9063.51.4
HR38012.72035.511.8
BE22.106.7400.131.10
GR9.160000310
PL29.3036.22.5029.62.4
LU24.1053.30.9021.80
DE3047.126.3020.72.9
SE170223-11940
SI5.7079.90.1014.30
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Notes:
In % of premiums
For SK, agents are included with brokers 
For DE, SE and UK, figures refer to new business
For GR, the is no distinction between intermediaries
For SI, data is from SZZ members only. Branches of companies from EU/EEA countries and FOS are excluded

Insurance companies by country
CountryNumber of insurance companies, 2016Number of insurance companies, 2017
DE534528
UK464436
SE317311
FR277267
IE253253
ES231227
NL165155
CH149149
NO119119
Average110110
IT112103
DK10197
LU9191
AT7580
BE7070
PL6161
TR6161
FI5250
GR4342
PT4141
LI3938
BG4233
CY3233
RO3131
CZ3028
HU2725
HR2120
SK1616
SI1514
EE1211
MT1111
LV76
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Notes:
For DE, companies under Federal supervision (including reinsurers, Pensionskassen, funeral expenses funds and non-EEA branches); excluding companies under Land supervision and pension funds
For NL, figures refer to licenced companies (active and not active) under Dutch supervision; excluding funeral in kind insurers
For DK, 2015 figure was used for 2016. Data covers life insurance and multi-employer pension funds as well as non-life insurance including foreign branches that are members of the Danish Insurance Association
For SI, data includes all SZZ member insurance companies, pension companies and other companies with their head office in Slovenia, and branches of foreign insurance companies

 

Insurance companies in Europe
Number of insurance companies in EuropeAnnual change, %
20084100
20094036-1.56
20103944-2.3
20113852-2.3
20123744-2.8
201338212.1
20143512-8.1
201535491.1
20163429-3.4
20173337-2.7
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Notes:

As of 2013, number of domestic active companies operating on the domestic market (ie licensed companies that actually collected premium in the year of review) is collected. The definition of domestic market covers all domestic companies operating in the country of review, including subsidiaries of EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA country companies, and branches from companies of third (non-EU/EEA) countries. It excludes branches of companies from EU/EEA countries and FOS.

Country data

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Country data
CountryURLColour
Austria /members/austria?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Belgium /members/belgium?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Bulgaria /members/bulgaria-bg?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Croatia /members/croatia-hr?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
CY/members/cyprus-cy?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Czech Republic /members/czech-republic-cz?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Denmark /members/denmark-dk?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Estonia /members/estonia-ee?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Finland /members/finland-fi?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
France /members/france-fr?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Germany /members/germany-de?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Greece /members/greece-gr?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Hungary /members/hungary-hu?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Iceland /members/iceland?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Ireland /members/ireland-ie?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Italy /members/italy-it?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Latvia /members/latvia-lv?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Liechtenstein /members/liechtenstein-li?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Luxembourg /members/luxembourg-lu?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Malta /members/malta-mt?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Netherlands /members/netherlands-nl?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Norway /members/norway-no?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Poland /members/poland-pl?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Portugal /members/portugal-pt?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Romania /members/romania-ro?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Russia /members/russia-ru-partner?section=Related statistics#f9f4d6
San Marino /members/san-marino-sm-associate-member?section=Related statistics#e3f0da
Serbia /members/serbia-rs-associate-member?section=Related statistics#e3f0da
Slovakia /members/slovakia-sk?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Slovenia /members/slovenia-si?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Spain/members/spain-es?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Sweden /members/sweden-se?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
Switzerland /members/switzerland-ch?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
TR /members/turkey-tr?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
United Kingdom/members/united-kingdom-uk-0?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
United Kingdom/members/united-kingdom-uk-1?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
United Kingdom/members/united-kingdom-uk?section=Related statistics#99A9BC
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European insurance industry database

Insurance Europe has published a database with figures on the European insurance industry for the period 2004 to 2017. The database includes information on insurers’ investment portfolio, benefits and claims paid, distribution channels and the market structure for the life, non-life and health insurance sectors in Europe. The information can be downloaded by clicking on the buttons below.

Last updated on 30 October 2018

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