World insurance series

The world insurance sigma covers premiums written in the global primary insurance industry. Published annually, it has become one of the fixtures of the sigma programme since 1968, the publication's inaugural year. This page gives quick access to all the resources.

sigma 3/2021 - World insurance: the recovery gains pace

The world economy is recovering strongly from the COVID-19 crisis.


previous world insurance sigmas

graphic Ten largest markets

Download data Ten largest markets

graphic Top ten insurance penetration

Download data Top ten insurance penetration

graphic Top ten insurance density

Download data Top ten insurance density

sigma explorer: the data you need at your fingertips

Visualize sigma's historical data on world re/insurance premiums through our web-based sigma explorer app.


​Treemap of the global insurance industry

​Premium growth since 1980

​World map of total premium growth

​Insurance penetration vs GDP growth

Real growth vs nominal growth in USD, what's the difference

Real premium growth, the preferred measure for international comparison growth and growth in USD can diverge greatly in the short term, the below infographic explains why.