The Costliest Natural Disasters of 2016


The number of devastating earthquakes and powerful storms made 2016 the costliest twelve months for natural catastrophe losses in the last four years. The costliest disasters occurred in Asia: an earthquake in Japan, followed by flooding in China, according to reinsurer Munich RE.

Infographic: The Costliest Natural Disasters of 2016 | Statista
Related Infographics
  • Cyber insurance
    200,000+ Systems Affected by WannaCry Ransom Attack

    This chart sums up key numbers in relation to the WannaCry cyber attack.

  • United States
    United States Gross Domestic Product by Region 2016

    This chart shows the share of U.S. gross domestic product GDP in Q4 2016 by region

  • Employment in the United States
    America's Best Large Employers

    This chart shows the top 10 U.S. employers as rated by employees on a scale of 0-10 in 2017.

  • The Trump Administration
    Trump's 'High-Risk Pool' Gamble

    This infographic shows the U.S. states with the highest share of adults with pre-existing conditions in 2015.

  • Obamacare
    Repealing Obamacare Isn't Top Priority for Americans

    This chart shows the health care issues the U.S. public think President Trump should prioritise.

You may also be interested in...
Infographic Newsletter

Statista offers daily infographics about trending topics covering Media and Society.

Download & Reference
You may also be interested in...
Who may use the "Chart of the Day"?
The Statista "Chart of the Day", made available under the Creative Commons License CC BY-ND 3.0, may be used and displayed without charge by all commercial and non-commercial websites. Use is, however, only permitted with proper attribution to Statista. When publishing one of these graphics, please include a backlink to the respective infographic URL.

Which topics are covered by the "Chart of the Day"?
The Statista "Chart of the Day" currently focuses on two sectors: "Media and Technology", updated daily and featuring the latest statistics from the media, internet, telecommunications and consumer electronics industries; and "Economy and Society", which current data from the United States and around the world relating to economic and political issues as well as sports and entertainment.

Can Statista create customized charts?
Absolutely! For information on tailor-made and sector-specific Charts of the Day, please contact Robin Hüdepohl