Published: 21 November 2016

The value of insurance companies' investments stood at EUR 119.3 billion at the end of 2015

The balance sheet value of investment activities amounted to EUR 119.3 billion at the end of 2015 and the share of employment pension companies was 71 per cent. The balance sheet value of investment activities grew by three per cent from the previous year. These data derive from Statistics Finland’s statistics on insurance activities.

Insurance companies’ investment allocation on 31 December 2015, EUR million

Insurance companies’ investment allocation on 31 December 2015, EUR million

Income from insurance activities in 2015

Income from insurance activities are primarily comprised of insurance premiums, net income from investment activities and other income. Premium income amounted to EUR 24 billion in 2015, of which employment pension companies accounted for 56 per cent, life insurance companies for 26 per cent, and non-life insurance corporations for 18 per cent.

Compared to the previous year, life insurance and non-life insurance companies increased their premium income by one per cent in 2015, for employment pension companies the increase amounted to four per cent, while premium income grew by 500 million to good EUR 13 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, such as 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 2015, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Jarkko Kaunisto 029 551 3551, Kerttu Helin 029 551 3330, rahoitusmarkkinat@stat.fi

Director in charge: Ville Vertanen

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Updated 21.11.2016

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Insurance Activities [e-publication].
ISSN=2341-7625. 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.1.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/vato/2015/vato_2015_2016-11-21_tie_001_en.html