Reinsurance in South Africa: Global Region Market Size, Share, Growth, Trend and Forecast to 2018 announces addition of new report "Reinsurance in South Africa, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 " to its database.


Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/24/2014 -- The report provides in-depth market analysis, information and insights into the South African reinsurance segment, including:

The South African reinsurance segment's growth prospects by reinsurance categories

Key trends and drivers for the reinsurance segment

The South African reinsurance segment’s growth prospects by reinsurance ceded from direct insurance segments

The competitive landscape in the South African reinsurance segment

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Executive summary

The South African reinsurance segment grew steadily during the review period (2009–2013) despite the adverse impact of the global economic crisis, at a review-period CAGR of 6.9%. The segment was led by the treaty reinsurance category and performed a well-documented role in managing liquidity and capital of insurance companies.


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

It provides historical values for South Africa’s reinsurance segment for the report’s 2009–2013 review period and forecast figures for the 2013–2018 forecast period.

It offers a detailed analysis of the key sub-segments in South Africa’s reinsurance segment, along with market forecasts until 2018.

It provides a detailed analysis of the reinsurance ceded from various direct insurance segments in South Africa and its growth prospects.

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Make strategic business decisions using in depth historic and forecast market data related to the South African reinsurance segment and each sector within it

Understand the demand-side dynamics, key market trends and growth opportunities within the South African reinsurance segment

Identify the growth opportunities and market dynamics within key product categories

Gain insights into key regulations governing the South African insurance industry and its impact on companies and the market's future

Key highlights

The insurance industry’s robust review-period growth and the frequent occurrence of natural disasters, which forced insurers to share larger proportions of risk, drove growth in the South African reinsurance segment during the review period at a CAGR of 6.9%.

The South African reinsurance segment is concentrated, with the six leading companies accounting for a segmental share of 88.1% in gross written premium terms in 2012

Treaty reinsurance led the reinsurance segment in 2013, representing 55.1% of written premium, while facultative reinsurance accounted for 44.9%.

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