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Just Released: "Reinsurance in Japan, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017"

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2013-12-22 16:02:10 - Recently published research from Timetric, "Reinsurance in Japan, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017", is now available at Fast Market Research

In terms of gross written premium, the Japanese reinsurance segment declined from JPY6.8 trillion (US$66.0 billion) in 2008 to JPY4.9 trillion (US$61.8 billion) in 2012, at a CAGR of -7.8% during the review period (2008-2012). The decline was partly due to the economic slowdown, the global financial crisis, and natural disasters. However, the earthquake and nuclear disaster in 2011 forced insurers, especially those offering property and earthquake cover, to reassess their risk positions. This, coupled with improvements in the conventional insurance industry, is likely to generate substantial business for the reinsurance segment over the forecast period. The segment's written premium is projected to record a CAGR of 1.5% over the forecast period (2013-2017).

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Key Highlights

* In terms of gross written premium, the Japanese reinsurance segment declined from at a CAGR of -7.8% during the review period (2008-2012)
* The earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011 generated business for insurance and reinsurance providers, especially in earthquake-related insurance and reinsurance
* Following the global financial crisis in 2009, the premium ceded to reinsurers by direct insurers increased in the non-life and personal accident and health segments, but declined in the life segment
* During the review period, reinsurers operating in Japan suffered heavy losses due to natural disasters. It led to a large capital inflow into the segment, resulting in additional reinsurance capacity
* Reinsurance rates for property, catastrophe and per risk lines registered an increase in 2012


This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the reinsurance segment in Japan:

* It provides historical values for Japan's reinsurance segment for the report's 2008-2012 review period and forecast figures for the 2012-2017 forecast period
* It offers a detailed analysis of the key sub-segments in Japan's reinsurance segment, along with market forecasts until 2017
* It provides a detailed analysis of the reinsurance ceded from various direct insurance segments in Japan and its growth prospects

Reasons to Get this Report

* Make strategic business decisions using in depth historic and forecast market data related to the Japanese reinsurance segment and each sector within it
* Understand the demand-side dynamics, key market trends and growth opportunities within the Japanese reinsurance segment
* Identify the growth opportunities and market dynamics within key product categories
* Gain insights into key regulations governing the Japanese insurance industry and its impact on companies and the market's future

Companies Mentioned in this Report: Toa Reinsurance Company Ltd, Japan Earthquake Reinsurance Co., Ltd

Partial Table of Contents:

1 Executive Summary
2 Introduction
2.1 What is this Report About?
2.2 Definitions
2.3 Methodology
3 Japanese Insurance Industry Attractiveness
3.1 Insurance Industry Size, 2008-2017
4 Reinsurance Growth Dynamics and Challenges
4.1 Reinsurance Segment Size, 2008-2017
4.2 Reinsurance Segment Size by Type of Insurance, 2008-2017
5 Key Industry Trends and Drivers
5.1 Fundamental Business Drivers
5.2 Life Insurance Segment Drivers
5.3 Non-Life Insurance Segment Drivers
5.4 Personal Accident and Health Insurance Segment Drivers
6 Competitive Landscape and Strategic Insights
6.1 Overview
6.2 List of Companies in the Japanese Reinsurance Segment
6.3 Toa Reinsurance Company - Company Overview
6.3.1 Toa Reinsurance Company - key facts
6.4 Japan Earthquake Reinsurance - Company Overview
6.4.1 Japan Earthquake Reinsurance - key facts
7 Business Environment and Country Risk
7.1 Business Confidence
7.1.1 Market capitalization trend - Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan
7.2 Economic Performance
7.2.1 GDP at constant prices (US$)
7.2.2 GDP per capita at constant prices (US$)
7.2.3 GDP at current prices (US$)
7.2.4 GDP per capita at current prices (US$)
7.2.5 GDP by key segments
7.2.6 Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing net output at current prices (US$)
7.2.7 Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing net output at current prices as a percentage of GDP
7.2.8 Manufacturing net output at current prices (US$)
7.2.9 Manufacturing net output at current prices as a percentage of GDP
7.2.10 Mining, manufacturing and utilities at current prices (US$)
7.2.11 Mining, manufacturing and utilities at current prices, as a percentage of GDP
7.2.12 Construction net output at current prices (US$)
7.2.13 Construction net output at current prices as a percentage of GDP
7.2.14 Inflation rate
7.2.15 Exports as a percentage of GDP
7.2.16 Imports as a percentage of GDP
7.2.17 Exports growth
7.2.18 Imports growth
7.2.19 Annual average exchange rate US$-JPY
7.3 Infrastructure
7.3.1 Commercial vehicles exports total value
7.3.2 Commercial vehicles import value
7.3.3 Automotive exports total value
7.3.4 Automotive imports total value
7.3.5 Total internet subscribers
7.4 Labor Force
7.4.1 Labor force
7.4.2 Unemployment rate

Full Table of Contents is available at:

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