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Strategic Market Intelligence: Insurance Industry in Yemen - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2022

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Strategic Market Intelligence: Insurance Industry in Yemen - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2022
Published: March 1, 2019 Content info: 29 Pages

Yemen's GDP declined at a CAGR of -22.8% during the review period. Civil war and political turmoil resulted in a humanitarian and socio-economic crisis in the country in 2018. This, coupled with famine conditions and high inflation, impacted economic growth. The country's economy is expected to improve over the forecast period, backed by improvements in the government's fiscal operations and an increase in donor grants, which will stabilize the country's monetary conditions.

Laws for compulsory insurance are not enforced in Yemen and are inactive. As of 2017, the insurance industry DWP was valued at YER19.8 billion (US$38.4 million); it is expected to value YER21.3 billion (US$28.1 million) by 2022. Insurance penetration recorded a marginal decline, going from 0.41% in 2016 to 0.37% in 2017.

In terms of DWP, the general insurance segment accounted for 92.1% of the overall DWP. Within the general segment, retail was the largest consumer segment, accounting for 55.4% of the market share in 2017, in terms of DWP. In 2017, health insurance was the largest sub-segment, accounting for 36.9% of the general insurance's DWP, followed by property and motor insurance with 19.1% and 18.5% respectively in the same year. Furthermore, health insurance registered the fastest growth rate among lines of businesses, at a review-period CAGR of 2.7%.

As of 2017, the United Insurance Company was the largest general and life insurer, accounting for 39.5% of the general insurance DWP share and 61.6% of the life insurance DWP share. The top five general insurers accounted for 80.5% of the general insurance DWP, while the top five life insurers accounted for 88.4% of the life insurance DWP share.

The report "Strategic Market Intelligence: Insurance Industry in Yemen - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2022", provides a detailed outlook by product category for the Yemeni insurance industry, and a comparison of the Yemeni insurance with its regional counterparts. It provides values for key performance indicators such as written premium, incurred loss, density, written premium composition by segment, sub-segment and category and penetration during the review period (2013-2017) and forecast period (2017-2022). The report also gives a comprehensive overview of the Yemeni economy and demographics, and provides detailed information on the competitive landscape in the country.

The report brings together research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on segment dynamics and competitive advantages, and names of insurers operating in the country.

Companies mentioned: United Insurance Company, Cooperative and Agricultural Credit Bank Insurance Company, Medical Insurance Specialist (MIS) Insurance, Yemen General Insurance.


  • This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Insurance Industry in Yemen:
  • It provides historical values for the Yemeni insurance industry for the report's 2013-2017 review period, and projected figures for the 2017-2022 forecast period.
  • It offers a detailed analysis of the key categories in the Yemeni insurance industry, and market forecasts to 2022.

Reasons to buy

  • Make strategic business decisions using in-depth historic and forecast market data related to the Yemeni insurance industry, and each category within it.
  • Understand the demand-side dynamics, key market trends and growth opportunities in the Yemeni insurance industry.
  • Assess the competitive dynamics in the insurance industry.
  • Identify growth opportunities and market dynamics in key product categories.
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Product Code: GDIS1838MR

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Industry - Snapshot
    • Policies and Penetration
    • Industry Composition
  • Life Insurance
    • Premium and Profitability
  • General Insurance
    • Premium and Profitability
    • General Insurance - Lines of Business
      • Property
      • Motor
      • Liability
      • Marine, Aviation and Transit
      • Health
      • Miscellaneous
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Composition of Top Five Insurers
    • Market Share
  • Appendix
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