European insurance: number of companies 2017, by country

Total number of companies on the European insurance market as of 2017, by country

by James Cherowbrier, last edited Aug 15, 2019
European insurance: number of companies 2017, by country In 2017, There was a total of over 8.5 thousand insurance companies operating in Europe. In terms of domestic companies, developed countries including Germany, the United Kingdom, and Sweden all had more than three hundred companies operating. Although Germany had the highest number of companies operating in their insurance market, the volume of insurance firms in 2017 was less than one third of the number seen in 2011.
Written Premiums

Written premiums are an insurance companies' main source of revenue and account for the amount to be paid by customers for insurance. In Europe, the value of written premiums in 2017 amounted to over 1.2 trillion euros. In that year, the United Kingdom (UK) had saw the highest value of premiums written.

Life Insurance

Insurance can be split into two main categories which include life insurance and general insurance. Life insurance, which includes any form of insurance where an individual is covered for the risk of life. In Europe, Life insurance premiums (domestic market) valued at over 700 billion euros.
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Total number of companies on the European insurance market as of 2017, by country

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