In terms of devastation wreaked, there were a number of large-scale disasters across the world in 2016, including earthquakes in Japan, Ecuador, Tanzania, Italy and New Zealand. There were also a number of severe floods in the US and across Europe and
Asia, and a record high number of weather events in the US. The strongest was Hurricane Matthew, which became the first Category 5 storm to form over the North Atlantic since 2007, and which caused the largest loss of life – more than 700 victims, mostly in Haiti – of a single event in the year. Another expansive, and expensive, disaster was the wildfire that spread through Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada from May to July.
According to the latest <i>sigma</i> study, global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2015 were USD 37 billion, well-below the USD 62 billion average of the previous 10 years. There were 353 disaster events last year. Of those, 198 were natural catastrophes, which is the highest number in one year, according to <i>sigma</i> records.Download
Agriculture employs one in four in Peru. A highly diversified sector, it includes all segments – from commercial to smallholder farming. Export income from coffee is important to the economy but at the same time it’s exposed to
many perils: The coffee leaf rust outbreak in 2012/2013 was just the latest event to hit the sector
Underinsurance of property risks1 is a global challenge. Much of the protection gap is due to uninsured global natural catastrophe risk, which has been rising steadily over the past 40 years. Swiss Re’s sigma data show that total economic losses from natural disasters have averaged around USD 180 billion annually in the last decade,
with 70% (USD 127 billion, or USD 1.3 trillion in total over the 10 years) of that uninsured. Earthquakes, floods and windstorms are the main perils, particularly in areas of high population and property value concentrations.
En 2014 se produjeron 336 eventos catastróficos, de los cuales 189 fueron desatres naturales, la cifra más alta jamás registrada, y 147 fueron siniestros antropógenos. Estas catástrofes se saldaron con 12 700 víctimas entre muertos y desaparecidos.Download
La Ciudad de México es un centro económico de gran actividad muy expuesto tanto al riesgo de sufrir terremotos como desbordamientos de ríos. Mediante los modelos de riesgo de Swiss Re y los datos de peligros pormenorizados disponibles en CatNet, hemos analizado el posible impacto de estos riesgos y otros peligros naturales en el área metropolitana de México.Download
LosSegún el último estudio sigma, los daños asegurados globales como consecuencia de catástrofes naturales y siniestros antropógenos ascendieron a 45 000 millones de USD en 2013, por debajo de los 81 000 millones de USD de 2012.Download