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APRA releases general insurance statistics for September 2021

Thursday 25 November 2021

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its Quarterly General Insurance Performance Statistics and Quarterly General Insurance Institution Level Statistics publications for the September 2021 quarter.

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.

Industry reported a net profit after tax of $944 million and return on net assets of 3.2 per cent during the year ended 30 September 2021. The result was supported by improved underwriting results but investment income continues to be subdued.

The industry PCA coverage ratio decreased slightly in the year ended 30 September 2021 to 1.72x, down from the ratio of 1.74x reported for the same period last year.

Key performance statistics for the general insurance industry in the year ended 30 September:

 

September 2020

September 2021

Change (annual)

Gross claims expense

$43.2bn

$42.8bn

-0.9%

Underwriting result

$1.6bn

$1.9bn

20.0%

Investment income

$1.2bn

$1.2bn

-0.7%

Net profit after tax

$0.90bn

$0.94bn

4.5%

Key ratios for the general insurance industry:

 

September 2020

September 2021

Change (annual)

Net loss ratio

70%

71%

+1 percentage point

Return on net assets

3.2%

3.2%

unchanged

Prescribed capital amount coverage ratio

1.74x

1.72x

-0.02x

The Quarterly General Insurance Institution-level Statistics publication contains individual insurer information about financial performance, financial position, capital adequacy and key ratios. The quarterly performance statistics of insurers may be impacted by factors outside of their control, such as natural catastrophe events, as well as those driven by their internal processes, such as the timing of actuarial valuations. Users should take these factors into account when interpreting the statistics.

Copies of the 30 September 2021 quarterly publications are available on APRA’s website at: Quarterly general insurance statistics.

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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 $7.9 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.