Maharashtra, TN lead general insurance premium collection

Karnataka pips Gujarat to 3rd place in premium collection, penetration in fiscal 2014-15

MUMBAI:  

Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have retained their top two positions in terms of general insurance premium collection and penetration, while Karnataka has replaced Gujarat at the third place in fiscal 2014-15.

According to the data from General Insurance Council, Maharashtra was at the top with total premium collection of ₹19,336 crore and insurance penetration of 1.15 per cent. Tamil Nadu was second with premium collection of ₹8,238 crore while insurance penetration was at 0.84 per cent.

Karnataka toppled Gujarat in 2014-15 in terms of general insurance penetration. Karnataka registered 0.98 per cent against Gujarat’s 0.71 per cent.

Gujarat, with a premium collection of ₹6,306 crore, lostto Karnataka (₹6,847 crore). This is also against the fact that the Karnataka economy at ₹7,02,131 crore in 2014-15 was smaller than of Gujarat’s which stood at ₹8,85,000 crore.

“Gujarat is an industrialised State. Still, it is due to the relative positioning dependant on the various aspects of product sales,” ICICI Lombard General Insurance chief for underwriting and claims Sanjay Datta said.

Industrial activities

Predominant industrial and commercial activities have reflected in the respective States’ premium collection in 2014-15, the data showed.

“In Karnataka, motor and health have shown better growth on the premium collection than Gujarat during FY15 and hence, its improved positioning in the ranking,” General Insurance Council secretary general R Chandrasekaran told PTI.

Delhi was at the fifth place with premium collection of ₹5,797 crore but the insurance penetration was the highest at 1.28 per cent.

UP improves show

Uttar Pradesh improved its tally to sixth from seventh in terms of mobilising total insurance premium. The State with GSDP of ₹9,76,297 crore has generated a total premium of ₹4,859 crore up by around 10 per cent, taking its insurance penetration to 0.50 per cent.

Rajasthan is the only State which improved position by two notches from ninth to seventh in 2014-15. With GSDP of ₹5,74,549 crore, Rajasthan produced ₹3,605 crore of total general insurance premium, up 8 per cent.

The State had an insurance penetration of 0.63 per cent and density of ₹525 in 2014-15

Source: Business Line

Date: 27-12-2015

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