Was a record year for the number of natural disasters and man-made disasters.
Damage from natural disasters and man-made disasters for the global insurance industry this year is $ 36 billion, but losses to society as a whole is much higher — 222 billion dollars, according to the world's largest reinsurance company Swiss Re, reported interfax.
This year, the disaster claimed far more lives than in 2009: 260 thousand to 15 thousand. The number of casualties this year is a record since 1976.
However, due to the relatively calm hurricane season in the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. this year, the global insurance industry's losses have not exceeded the average for the last 20 years. Value of the index jumped by 34% compared with 2009.
The worst catastrophe year was the January earthquake in Haiti, which killed more than 220,000 people. Significant loss of life and destruction observed during the summer floods in China and Pakistan, as well as due to the heat wave in Russia and the Ukraine.