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APRA releases general insurance statistics for March 2016

Thursday 19 May 2016

 

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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its Quarterly General Insurance Performance Statistics publication for the March quarter 2016.

The Quarterly General Insurance Performance Statistics publication provides industry aggregate summaries of financial performance, financial position, capital adequacy and key ratios. The publication also includes detailed statistics at a class of business level, a breakdown of operating income and expenses, and more granular solvency information.

Key performance statistics for the general insurance industry in the year ended 31 March 2016:

  March 2015 March 2016 Change
Net earned premium $31.8 billion $30.3 billion -4.5%
Net incurred claims $22.0 billion $19.4 billion -11.7%
Underwriting result $1.6 billion $2.9 billion 84.7%
Investment income $4.8 billion $1.4 billion -70.4%
Net profit after tax $3.8 billion $2.2 billion -41.7%

Key ratios for the general insurance industry in the year ended 31 March 2016:

  March 2015 March 2016 Change
Net loss ratio 69% 64% -5pp
Return on net assets 13.9% 8.1% -5.8pp
Prescribed capital amount coverage ratio 1.80x 1.79x -0.01x

Refer to the March 2016 Quarterly General Insurance Performance Statistics publication.

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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is the prudential regulator of the financial services industry. It oversees banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance, private health insurers, friendly societies, and most members of the superannuation industry. APRA currently supervises institutions holding $6.5 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.