Published: 12 November 2014

The value of insurance companies' investments stood at EUR 114.5 billion at the end of 2013

The balance sheet value of investments amounted to EUR 114.5 billion at the end of 2013 and the share of employment pension companies was 70 per cent. The balance sheet value of investments grew by nearly six per cent from the previous year. These data derive from Statistics Finland’s statistics on insurance activities.The chart below shows the distribution of investments by item.

Insurance companies' investments 31 December 2013, EUR million

Insurance companies' investments 31 December 2013, EUR million

Income from insurance activities are primarily comprised of insurance premiums, net income from investment activities and other income. Premium income amounted by EUR 22 billion in 2013.

In 2013, life insurance companies increased their premium income by 41 per cent, the growth for non-life insurance companies was 18 per cent, and the increase for employment pension companies was nearly one per cent, while the premium income remained at EUR 12 billion.

More detailed data on insurance activities can be found in the database tables of these statistics and from the web pages of other organisations that produce insurance data (link in the left-hand menu under "Links" of the statistics' home page).

The statistics on insurance activities cover activity data of employment pension, life insurance and non-life insurance companies, e.g. profit and loss account, balance sheet, and classes of insurance and insurance portfolio. The data are based on the Financial Supervision Authority's data collection on domestic activities of corporations engaged in the insurance markets. It should be noted that insurance companies' financial statements and the indicators calculated based on these differ considerably from the financial statement formula of enterprises operating in other industries. The financial statement structure differs in many respects between employment pension, life insurance and non-life insurance companies. The data concerning life insurance and non-life insurance companies also include branches abroad.


Source: Insurance Activities 2013, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Kristiina Nieminen 029 551 2957, Kerttu Helin 029 551 3330, Hilkka Jaatinen 029 551 3630, rahoitusmarkkinat@stat.fi

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Updated 12.11.2014

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Insurance Activities [e-publication].
ISSN=2341-7625. 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/vato/2013/vato_2013_2014-11-12_tie_001_en.html