GlobalData Report Looks at Indonesia Insurance Market

Some insights from GlobalData;

The Indonesian general insurance industry is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.0% from IDR77.2 trillion ($5.3 billion) in 2023 to IDR108.8 trillion ($7.1 billion) in 2027, in terms of gross written premiums (GWP), according to GlobalData, a leading data, and analytics company.

According to GlobalData’s Insurance Database, Indonesia’s general insurance industry is estimated to grow by 10.2% in 2022 and 8.0% in 2023, supported by a rise in demand for property insurance policies due to recurring natural catastrophic (NatCat) events as well as strong economic growth.

Manogna Vangari, Insurance Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The Indonesian general insurance industry rebounded strongly in 2022 after declining for two consecutive years. The growth is driven by a strong economic recovery and increased frequency of extreme weather events that have led to an increase in the demand for natural catastrophic insurance products.”

Property insurance is the largest general insurance line, which is expected to account for a 34.5% share in terms of GWP in 2023. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.6% over 2023-27. Growth in residential property sales and the country’s increased exposure to recurring NatCat events will drive the growth of property insurance in the country.

According to the National Disaster Management Agency, Indonesia recorded 3,544 NatCat events in 2022, including 28 earthquakes, 1,531 floods, and 1,068 other extreme weather events. This caused damages to 95,403 properties, including severe damages to 20,205 properties, resulting in an estimated incurred loss of IDR2.2 trillion ($151.1 million) for property insurance companies in 2022.

Financial lines insurance is the second-largest insurance line, which is expected to account for a 22.1% share of general insurance premiums in 2023. It is projected to grow by 10.4% in 2023, supported by a growing economy that is driving the growth of credit insurance. According to Bank Indonesia, the country’s central bank, retail and commercial credit is forecast to grow by 8.9% in 2023, which will have a positive impact on credit insurance premiums.

Motor insurance is the third-largest line, which is expected to account for a 17.7% share of general insurance GWP in 2023. It is expected to register a slower growth of 6.7% in 2023 as compared to 7.1% growth in 2022 due to an expected slowdown in vehicle sales.

Other insurance lines including liability, personal accident and health (PA&H), marine, aviation, and transit (MAT) will account for the remaining 25.7% share of GWP in 2023.

Manogna concludes: “High NatCat-related losses are a cause of concern for Indonesian insurers. However, companies are also expected to increase premium rates, which will support growth in the industry over the next five years. The industry’s growth will also be further supported by a strong economic upswing.”

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