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IUMI Stats Report 2023

The annual IUMI Stats report presents a range of statistical data to help define the maritime sector and, more particularly, the marine insurance market.

Highlights from the 2023 analysis includes:

  • Global marine insurance premiums in 2022 totalled USD35.8 billion-  an 8.3% uplift on 2021. The post-pandemic rebound in trade, increased asset values, reduced market capacity and an adjustment in premiums were all likely to have exerted an influence. European markets continued to enjoy growth whilst some Asian markets had slowed due to a range of economic factors.
  • Ocean hull premiums were reported at USD8.4 billion, up by 5.7% on the previous year. More activity, more vessels, rising values and reduced market capacity were responsible. Claims continued to be low resulting in positive loss ratios for nearly all regions.
  • Premiums for cargo insurance reached USD20.5 billion representing an 8.3% uptick on last year and continuing the trend for market development in this sector. This was on the back of a post-pandemic rebound in global trade. Loss ratios had returned to more normal levels and for 2022, had started at their lowest point since 2015.
  • The offshore energy sector continued its three-year run of premium base growth reporting USD4.1 billion for 2022, an increase of 7.3%. The uptick in oil prices was largely responsible, translating into increased offshore activity and a rise in average day rates. Losses had remained relatively low and recent years’ loss ratios were currently positive.

The report also provides an update on IUMI’s Major Claims Database. Cargo claims are now being published for the fourth consecutive year based on 13 data fields. Major losses are analysed with respect to loss severity, frequency, location and cause.

The full report can be downloaded here.

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A thorough and rigorous analysis of the global marine insurance market allows IUMI to deliver authoritative statistics on global premiums and other relevant indicators. IUMI statistics are widely accepted as the most accurate available.


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To broaden the debate and exchange expertise and ideas within the marine insurance sector, we created the opportunity for those businesses which provide a wide range of services to marine insurers to engage with the IUMI membership on a more formal level.

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IUMI runs a growing education facility which is aimed at raising standards throughout the marine insurance sector through a series of its own seminars and also through its support of courses organised by a range of global insurance centres. 

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