Economic and Financial Review


Central Bank of Nigeria


Insurance, Insurance Industry, Nigeria


This report indicates that the size of Nigeria s insurance industry shrank in 1999, according to a survey conducted by CBN. The development was sequel to the exit of some insurance companies that could not fulfil the recapitalisation requirement by the National Insurance Commission (NA/COM). However, paid-up capital in the industry increased by 7.1 per cent in 1999, owing to the additional equity capital injected into the joint-venture insurance companies. Aggregate income and expenditure in the industry increased, although expenditure grew faster during the year under review. The investments of the insurance companies declined by 11.2 per cent from its level in 1998 and they were concentrated in stocks, bonds and shares. The survey showed that the insurance companies performed poorly in 1999.

Author Bio

The authors are staff of the Statistical Survey Office, Research Department, Central Bank of Nigeria

Publication Title

CBN Economic and Financial Review





Recommended Citation

Central Bank of Nigeria (2001). Developments in the Insurance Industry in Nigeria in 1999. CBN Economic and Financial Review. 40(3), 59-72.



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