Cost of damages caused by natural disasters in 2015, by continent and type of disaster (in billion U.S. dollars)

ClimatologicalGeophysicalHydrologicalMeteorological
Africa1.0500.470.15
Americas3.451.414.9515.99
Asia3.855.2812.6712.68
Europe0.14-2.522.09
Oceania0.42-0.682.47

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This statistic shows the cost of damages caused by natural disasters in 2015, by continent and type of disaster. In 2015, hydrological natural disasters in Asia caused damage worth 12.67 billion U.S. dollars.
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Release date
October 2016
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2015
Supplementary notes
Climatological: extreme temperatures, drought, wildfire.
Geophysical: earthquakes, volcanos, landslides (dry).
Hydrological: flood, mudslides (wet).
Meteorological: storm.

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