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Crop insurance statistical data from some countries, 2005

Crop insurance statistical results, 2005

#

# of policies

Percen

tage of farmers insured, %

Crops insured

Risks covered

Total liability

Premium

Net rate, %

Indemnities (including adjustment expenses)

Loss ratio, %

USA MPCI (USD)

1

1,190,352

83

Corn, soybeans, wheat, nursery crops, cotton, orange trees, potatoes, sugar beet

Excess moisture/precipitation, drought, hurricane/tropical depression, hail, freeze, heat, plant disease, failure of irrigation supply, cold wet weather

44,279,782,903

3,948,278,730

8.9

2,124,987,608

53.8

USA Hail (USD)

2

188,484

13

Corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, potatoes

Hail, fire, lightening, wind (optional for tobacco)

15,017,633,385

424,793,768

2.8

186,435,563

43.9

South Africa (ZAR)

3

20,829

n/a

Winter cereals, fruit trees, vines, citrus fruit, maize, sunflowers, potatoes, soya beans, tobacco

Hail, fire, frost, flooding, storm, transit, irrigated crop production cost

5,677,060,189

242,320,399

4.3

77,346,453

31.9

Czech Republic (CZK)

4

2,920

n/a

Winter cereals, fruit trees, vines, citrus fruit, oilseed, root crop, vegetables, leguminous crops, forage crops, aroma, medicinal and spice plants, fibrous plants

Hail, storm, string frost, fire, landslide, frost on vines, flooding, winterkill

15,060,000,000

424,876,000

2.82

238,661,000

56.2

Austria (EUR)

5

78,418

82

Winter cereals, fruit trees, vines, citrus fruit, field crops, horticulture, grassland

Hail, frost, storm, flooding, aridity, drifting, snail and crow damage, outgrowth, continuous rain when harvesting

2,106,315,456

53,089,699

2.52

23,265,520

43.82

Cyprus (£CYP)

6

Compulsory for all farmers

Winter cereals, potatoes, citrus fruit, fruit trees, vines

Hail, rust, drought, frost, flood, heatwave, windstorm, water spot, prolonged rainfall, warm and dry air, rain, strong dry winds

55,000,000

3,282,332

5.97

2,092,715

63.76

Germany (EUR)

7

402,620

50

n/a

hail

11,230,509,000

128,307,663

1.14

82,684,658

64.44

Israel (USD)

8

92,000

85

Fruit, vegetables, dairy cattle, arable crops, bananas, avocadoes, cotton, oil-olives, ornamental plants, ground nuts

hail

1,690,000,000

36,780,000

2.17

18,110,000

49.2

Poland (PLN)

9

32,600

2

Winter cereals, fruit trees, vines, citrus fruit, canola

Hail, winter damage, flooding, fire

n/a

17,300,000

n/a

10,800,000

62.4

Romania (ROL)

10

2,938

5

Winter cereals, fruit trees, vines, citrus fruit

Hail, fire, windstorm, landslide, heavy rain

3,628,643,131,300

82,836,257,500

2.3

45,297,771,000

54.68

Slovakia (SKK)

11

381

30

Winter cereals, fruit trees, vines, citrus fruit

Hail, storm, flooding, fire

3,039,793,743

104,490,993

3.44

49,844,666

47.7

Slovenia (EUR)

12

816

20

Cereals, fruit trees, vines, vegetables, sugar beet, oil plants

Hail

23,000,000

1,715,000

7.5

3,740,000

218

Spain (EUR)

13

521,209

25

Winter cereals, fruit trees, vines, citrus fruit, others

Hail, frost, flooding, fire, rain, drought, wind, other climatic perils

10,087,960,000

628,410,000

6.23

601,883,282

95.78

Switzerland (CHF)

14

41,595

n/a

Field crops, vines, market gardens/tree nurseries, fruit, grass

Hail, storm, erosion, landslide, flooding, snow pressure

2,090,564,879

53,625,680

2.56

76,798,041

143.2