Most costly floods to the insurance industry worldwide 2011-2018

The statistic presents the most costly floods to the insurance industry worldwide from 2011 to 2018. Apart from the costs to the insurance industry, total losses have also been included for reference. The 2013 floods and flash floods in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Hungary caused 3.4 billion U.S. dollars losses to the insurance industry and overall costs amounting to ten billion U.S. dollars.

Most costly floods to the insurance industry worldwide from 2011 to 2018

Insured lossesTotal losses
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Release date

April 2019



Survey time period

2011 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Original values.
Figures have been rounded.
Affected areas:
Flood, landslide in Thailand (Jul 2011) - North, Sukhothai, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Kumpangpetch, Tak, Central, Chai Nat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Phra Nakhon Si Ayuttaya, Chainat, Lopburi, Saraburi, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pahom, Pathumthani, Nonthaburi, Samutsakhon, Northeast, Ubon, Ratchathani, Khon Kaen, Srisaket, Roi-et., Surin, Mahasarakham, Kalasin, East, Chacheongsao, Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, South, Krabi, Phang Nga, Bangkok.
Floods in China (Jul 2016) - Anhui, Huangshan, Xuancheng, Hubei, Macheng, Wuhan, Hunan.
Floods in Europe (June 2013) - Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Hungary.
Flood, flash flood in the U.S. (Aug 2016) - LA, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, MS, Centreville, Crosby.
Flood, landslide in Japan (Jul 2018) - Hiroshima, Akitakata, Okayama, Kurashiki, Ehime, Fukuoka, Kitakyushu, Kochi, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Kobe, Shiga, Otsu, Yamaguchi, Kagoshima, Gifu, Saga.

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