Research and Markets Publishes Global Industry Guide

December 22, 2006

The Dublin-based study group Research and Markets announced the addition of “Insurance: Global Industry Guide” to their offering.

The bulletin described the new study as “an essential resource for top-level data and analysis covering the Insurance industry. It includes detailed data on market size and segmentation, textual analysis of the key trends and competitive landscape, and profiles of the leading companies. This incisive report provides expert analysis on a global, regional and country basis.”

R&M gave a breakdown of the report’s contents as follows:

Scope of this title: – Contains an executive summary and data on value and segmentation – Provides textual analysis of the industry’s prospects, competitive landscape and profiles of the leading companies – Covers Global, European, Asia-Pacific & 11 individual country markets – Includes a five-year forecast of the industry.

Highlights of this title: The global insurance market wrote total gross premiums of $3,150.7 billion in 2005, this representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5 percent for the five-year period spanning 2001-2005.

The life insurance segment was the market’s most lucrative in 2005, with total gross premiums of $1,815.6 billion, equivalent to 57.6 percent of the markets overall value.

The performance of the market is forecast to decelerate, with an anticipated CAGR of 4.9 percent for the five-year period 2005-2010 expected to drive the market to a value of $3,997 billion by the end of 2010.

The report is divided into different geographical regions as follows:

Europe comprises Belgium, Asia-Pacific comprises of Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan.

The Americas comprises the US, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico.

Asia-Pacific comprises Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan.

The global market comprises Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Americas.

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