January 6, 2012.
German insurance company Munich Re said Wednesday that insured losses from natural catastrophes in 2011 totaled $ 105 billion, compared with 42 billion dollars in 2010.
Thus, last year, which accounted for several devastating earthquakes and many weather-related disasters, has become the most ruinous, if we talk about losses from natural disasters.
Total losses from natural disasters in 2011 reached 380 billion dollars compared to 152 billion dollars in 2010 and the average of 113 billion dollars over ten years from 2001 to 2010.
The damage to the world economy by nearly two-thirds higher than in 2005, the previous record year, when losses totaled $ 220 billion, according to delo.ua