Can I have a global overview of the insurance market in emerging countries?

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Our database has some reports about the insurance industry that can meet your needs.  Below is the most recent and relevant.

Report 1 – “Global insurance review 2015 and outlook 2016/17”, Swiss Re, November 2015.

There is a section is this report that highlights the performance of emerging markets for 2015, and also gives a forecast for 2016/2017. For example, if we take the outlook for China in Life Insurance, according to the study, the growth will continue to stabilize at high levels, the volatility in equity and financial markets could continue to dampen interest in investment-linked products, and bank assurance will remain important but online and mobile platforms will appear as increasingly popular distribution channels.

“To date, China accounts for almost half (49%) of all emerging market L&H premiums, and contributed two-thirds of the emerging regions’ total premium growth in 2015. Growth elsewhere in emerging Asia was strong also, with acceleration in India due to a revival of unit-linked products and improved performance in bank assurance. And Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines have all maintained average annual real premium growth of close to 10% over the last decade.”

— Swiss Re, November 2015.

life insurance trends

— Swiss Re, November 2015.

The same study and analysis was made for the non-life insurance market in emerging countries:


“Non-life insurance in 2015: moderate growth, mixed underwriting results Non-life premium growth was slower in 2015 than in 2014, in both the advanced and emerging markets. Global non-life premiums are estimated to have risen by 2.5% in adjusted real terms in 2015,6 after a 2.8%-increase in 2014. In the advanced countries, premium growth declined to 1.7% from 2.0% last year.”

— Swiss Re, November 2015.

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