The Insurance Industry in Kuwait, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017


Naperville, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/23/2013 -- Reportstack, provider of premium market research reports announces the addition of The Insurance Industry in Kuwait, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 market report to its offering
Rises in oil revenues, increased government investment on infrastructure projects and a steadily increasing population are supporting the growth of the insurance industry in the country. The Kuwaiti insurance industry has the lowest insurance penetration rate in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. The industry is highly competitive with 34 insurance companies providing insurance services to a population of 3.8 million people. Like other countries in the GCC region, the non-life segment dominates the insurance industry. The majority of Kuwaiti insurance company operations are concentrated in the domestic market with no major geographic diversification. In Kuwait, insurance companies cede a larger percentage of their gross written premium to reinsurers than other companies in the international market.

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the insurance industry in Kuwait:
It provides historical values for the Kuwaiti insurance industry for the reports 20082012 review period and forecast figures for the 20122017 forecast period
It offers a detailed analysis of the key segments and categories in the Kuwaiti insurance industry, along with industry forecasts until 2017
It covers an exhaustive list of parameters, including written premium, incurred loss, loss ratio, commissions and expenses, combined ratio, total assets, total investment income and retentions
It profiles the top insurance companies in Kuwait and outlines the key regulations affecting them

Reasons to Buy
Make strategic business decisions using in depth historic and forecast industry data related to the Kuwaiti insurance industry and each segment within it
Assess the competitive dynamics in the Kuwaiti insurance industry
Understand the demand-side dynamics, key market trends and growth opportunities within the Kuwaiti insurance industry
Identify the growth opportunities and market dynamics within key segments
Gain insights into key regulations governing the Kuwaiti insurance industry and its impact on companies and the industry's future

Key Highlights
The Kuwaiti insurance industry has the lowest penetration rate out of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries
Low penetration, coupled with sound economic fundamentals, has attracted several new companies to the Kuwaiti market during the past decade which in turn has intensified competition
In order to strengthen the regulatory mechanism, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI), raised the minimum capital requirements for composite insurers and reinsurers in 2011
The distribution network is dominated by conventional distribution channels such as agencies, brokers and direct marketing
The growing demand for Takaful insurance products is posing a challenge to the conventional insurance industry

Companies Mentioned

Gulf Insurance Company
Kuwait Insurance Company
Al-Ahleia Insurance Company
Warba Insurance Company

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