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3/2018 - sigma No 3/2018: World insurance in 2017: solid, but mature life markets weigh on growth

Swiss Re Institute's latest sigma examines the development of life and non-life premiums in the global primary insurance industry in 2017. Overall, global insurance premiums increased 1.5% in real terms to nearly USD 5 trillion. Global life premiums increased 0.5% to roughly USD 2.7 trillion, while global non-life premiums rose 2.8% to approximately USD 2.2 trillion. The study also includes a market outlook as well as a special anniversary double pager analysing worldwide premium developments since the late 1960s.