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OECD Insurance Statistics, 1983-2014

Title details

SN: 7558
Title: OECD Insurance Statistics, 1983-2014
Depositor: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Principal investigator(s): Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Subject Categories

Economic conditions and indicators - Economics

Abstract

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Insurance Statistics are presented in the following tables:

Balance sheet and income
The balance sheet and income dataset shows data for direct insurance and reinsurance by life, non-life and composite categories shown in US dollars or national currency. Data are available from 2008 to 2010. The countries covered are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.

Business written in the reporting country
This dataset contains business written in the reporting country on a gross and net premium basis. It contains a breakdown by ownership between domestic companies, foreign-controlled companies and branches and agencies or foreign companies. It also comprises various type of premiums (gross premiums, premiums ceded, net written premium) as well as insurance type (life, non-life, composite) and facultative reinsurance may be included under (direct business or reinsurance accepted) according to practice in the reporting country. Data are expressed in national currency, USD or Euro (in millions) and presented from 1983 onwards. The countries covered are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa and Thailand.

Commissions
This dataset includes statistics related to commissions in the reporting country, containing a breakdown between domestic companies, foreign-controlled companies and branches and agencies of foreign companies. The commissions in the reporting country can then be compared by ownership (domestic undertakings, foreign controlled undertakings, branches and agencies of foreign undertakings) by insurance type (life, non-life, composite) and facultative reinsurance (direct business, reinsurance accepted). Data are expressed in national currency, USD or Euro (in millions) and presented from 1993 onwards. The countries covered are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.

Gross claims payments
This dataset contains data related to gross claims payments in the reporting country, containing a breakdown between domestic companies, foreign-controlled companies and branches and agencies of foreign companies. The core variable can be further analysed by type of insurance (life, non-life, composite). Data are expressed in different currencies and starting from 1993. The countries covered are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.

Gross operating expenses
This dataset contains gross operating expenses in the reporting country, with a breakdown between domestic companies, foreign-controlled companies and branches and agencies of foreign companies. This table also compares the core variable by type of insurance (life, non-life, composite) and currency (euro, USD). Data are available starting from 1993. The countries covered are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.

Insurance activity indicators
This comparative table comprises statistics on the insurance industry indicators as this sector is a key component of the economy by virtue of the amount of premiums it collects, the scale of its investment and the essential social and economic role it plays on personal and business risk coverage. This dataset includes insurance activity indicators such as market share, density, penetration, life insurance share, premiums per employee, retention ratio, ratio of reinsurance accepted, market share of foreign companies and market share of branches/agencies. Data are presented from 1983 onwards with annual datapoints. The countries covered are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa and Thailand.

Insurance business by domestic and foreign risks
This subset of OECD Insurance Statistics presents statistics on the insurance industry with a focus on domestic and foreign business risk. The type of risk can be further analysed by type of premium (net written premium, gross premiums, premium ceded), ownership (domestic company, foreign controlled undertakings, branches and agencies of foreign undertakings) and type of insurance (life, non-life, composite). Data are expressed in different currency terms and are presented from 1983 onwards. The countries covered are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.

Insurance business written abroad by branches
This dataset includes statistics pertaining to the insurance business written abroad by branches. It also includes variables such as premium type (gross premium, premium ceded, net written premium), branches and agencies, subsidiaries, insurance type (life, non-life, composite), partner country, direct business and reinsurance accepted. Data are available in Euro/ USD currency and are presented from 1983 onwards. The countries covered are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States.

Insurance business written in the reporting country
This dataset includes statistics on business written in the reporting country by premiums (gross premium, premium ceded, net written premium), by classes of non-life insurance (freight insurance, general liability insurance, treaty reinsurance). Business should include all business written in the reporting country, whether in respect of domestic or foreign (worldwide) risks. Data are presented from 1987 onwards. The countries covered are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.

General Insurance Statistics
This dataset provides information on number of insurance companies and employees within the sector. The number of insurance undertakings is then examined by ownership (domestic undertakings, foreign controlled undertakings, branches and agencies of foreign undertakings) and by insurance type (life, non-life, composite, reinsurance). Number of insurance employees is also available by employer type (insurance undertakings, intermediaries). Data is available starting from 1983. The countries covered are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa and Thailand.

Destinations of investments by direct insurance or reinsurance companies
This dataset includes statistics related to outstanding investment by direct insurance companies, classified by investment category (real estate, mortgage loans, shares, bonds, loans, other investment), companies nationality, destination (foreign or domestic), ownership, insurance type, insurer type (direct insurer, reinsurer). Data are expressed in different currencies and are available from 1988 onwards. The countries covered are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.

These data were first provided by the UK Data Service in October 2014. The UK Data Service web site includes further information on the OECD Insurance Statistics holdings, including a dataset user guide and details of latest database updates.

Citation: The bibliographic citation for the database is: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development ({YYYY}): Insurance Statistics ({Edition: YYYY}). Mimas, University of Manchester. DOI: {edition specific doi - e.g. http://dx.doi.org/10.5257/oecd/insure/2013}.

Alternative DOIs: 10.1787/ins-data-en (to access via OECD.Stat subscription).

Main Topics:
The database covers:
  • finance
  • insurance
  • business
  • real estate
  • mortgage loans
  • shares
  • risk
  • life insurance
  • insurance premium

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: The OECD Insurance Statistics run from 1983 onwards
Country: Multi-nation
Spatial units: Countries
Observation units: Administrative units (geographical/political)
Kind of data: Numeric data
Aggregate (macro) level
Universe: Cross-national; National
Countries covered include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, India, Malaysia, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa and Thailand.
Time dimensions: Time Series
annual
Sampling procedures: See documentation for details
Method of data collection: For details of methodology, please see the dataset user guide.
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 29 September 2014
Copyright: Copyright Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is not required.
Please note: Effective July 15th 2015, the UK Data Service made access to OECD online statistics databases free to all users. Please refer to the OECD's Terms and Conditions.
Availability: UK Data Service
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