INSURANCE PENETRATION

Select Country

Year

2018

Life

2.74

% of GDP

Non Life

0.97

% of GDP

Country-Wise Insurance Penetration Data (2010-2018)

The dynamic graph shows the Insurance penetration data over the years for the selected country. The data provides the penetration rate for both life and non-life insurance.

Last updated on 08-07-2020

YearCountryTotalLifeNon Life
2010India5.14.40.7
2011India4.13.40.7
2012India43.20.8
2013India3.93.10.8
2014India3.32.60.7
2015India3.42.70.7
2016India3.492.720.77
2017India3.692.760.93
2018India3.712.740.97

Last updated on 08-07-2020

Insurance Penetration - Analysis For Developing Countries

Insurance penetration is the ratio between the gross insurance premium in $US and GDP in $US for the same period. It tells us about the contribution of the insurance industry in the country’s GDP.

  • To get a view on India’s insurance penetration position, we compare it with other developing nations like Brazil, South Africa, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan, PR China, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
  • By comparing the GDP of these countries and the penetration ratio, we can compare the overall position of the insurance industry. It seems that South Africa has a relatively higher insurance penetration (12.98% in 2018), but GDP remains low throughout as compared to other countries.
  • The reasons for low penetration in these nations is mainly due to the mobilisation of funds in savings, capital market etc and there is low income, high inflation and lack of awareness.
  • Growth in GDP of Pakistan and Sri Lanka was more than that of Russia but the insurance penetration remained below Russia.
  • Brazil, on the other hand, has the lowest growth in GDP. Still, its insurance penetration is high than other developing nations.

Last updated on 08-07-2020