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South Africa Insurance Report Q1 2009

  • Published: March 2009
  • Region: Africa, South Africa
  • 71 Pages
  • Business Monitor International

South Africa Insurance Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on South Africa's insurance industry.

Late last year, we travelled to South Africa to meet with key clients in the corporate, financial and public sector, as well as to gain a feel for the prevailing economic and political conditions on the ground. While most of our existing views have been confirmed, some analysts we talked to pointed towards increasing risks to economic growth over the course of 2009, mainly in light of the mounting threat of a global recession. Concerns about South Africa's growth potential and macroeconomic stability have been highlighted by Fitch and Standard & Poor's decision to downgrade the country's external credit rating outlook to 'negative' from 'stable' on November 11.

While it is currently not our core scenario that South Africa will slip into a full-blown recession over the course of 2009, the country's open economy and financial markets could be more heavily exposed to the downturn in external conditions than currently anticipated.

Moreover, as mentioned in several meetings, increasing uncertainty surrounding South Africa's future political READ MORE >

The Sector At A Glance
Table: Overview Of South Africa’s Insurance Sector
Key Insights On South Africa’s Insurance Sector
SWOT Analysis
South Africa Insurance Industry SWOT
South Africa Political SWOT
South Africa Economic SWOT
South Africa Business Environment SWOT
Development of our Insurance Reports
Comment – The Global Financial Crisis
Table: Selected European Countries: Projected Budget And Current Account, 2008 (as % of GDP)
Revision of Data and Forecasts
Projections And Forec
Table: Insurance Data And Projections, 2005-2013
Projections And Drivers Of Growth
Table: Growth Drivers, 2005-2013
Country Update
Macroeconomic Outlook
Table: South Africa - Economic Activity
Political Outlook
Insurance Business Environment Rating
Table: South Africa – Insurance Business Environment Indicators
Table: Middle East And Africa Insurance Business Environment Rankings
Regional Context
Table: Non-Life Premiums In A Regional Context, 2008
Table: Life Premiums In A Regional Context, 2008
Table: Comparison Of Major Lines As % Of Non-Life Premiums, 2006
Analysis Of Competitive Conditions
Regional Overview
South Africa – Non-Life Segment
South Africa – Life Segment
Company Profiles
AGF
AIG
Allianz
Aviva
AXA
Cardif
Ergo
Eureko
Fortis
Generali
Groupama
HSBC Insurance
Liberty Mutual
MAPFRE
RSA
UNIQA
Zurich
Country Snapshot: South Africa Demographic Data
Section 1: Population
Table: Demographic Indicators, 2005-2030
Table: Rural/Urban Breakdown, 2005-2030
Section 2: Education And Healthcare
Table: Education, 2002-2005
Table: Vital Statistics, 2005-2030
Section 3: Labour Market And Spending Power
Table: Employment Indicators, 2001-2006
Table: Consumer Expenditure, 2000-2012 (US$)
Table: Average Annual Wages, 2000-2012
Methodology
Basis Of Projections
Insurance Business Environment Rating
Table: Insurance Business Environment Indicators And Rationale
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

- AGF
- AIG
- Allianz
- Aviva
- AXA
- Cardif
- Ergo
- Eureko
- Fortis
- Generali
- Groupama
- HSBC Insurance
- Liberty Mutual
- MAPFRE
- RSA
- UNIQA
- Zurich

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