Insurance: Panamanian Market Not Rebounding

In the first ten months of 2019, premiums of $1,265 million were subscribed in the country, 2% more than reported in the same period of the previous year, a rise that is less than the 5% year-on-year variation reported up to October 2018.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

According to the last report of the General Comptroller of the Republic, between the first ten months of 2018 and the same period of 2019, fire and multi-risk insurance premiums recorded a 12% increase.

On the other hand, automobile premiums decreased 2% for the periods in question, and in the case of personal accidents the increase reported was 7%.

Regarding the amount disbursed for claims, between January and October 2018 and the same period last year, a rise of 3% was reported, from $606 million to $626 million.

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