The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Insurance Brokers & Agencies global market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies globally and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Employment ('000)

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators' efforts to boost the Global Insurance Brokers and Agencies industry's attractiveness as an insurance distribution and purchasing channel have been successful in slowing any head winds over the five years to 2017. This trend and a rebound in demand since the height of the global economic crisis have been significant contributors to revenue growth. Over the next five years, the industry is anticipated to benefit from an improving business environment and rising prices for policies underwritten by primary insurance carriers. Downstream demand from the financial sector will drive the recovery in fees, as an improved economy and intensified regulations boosts the need for insurance products...

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Starting a New Business

The Global Life Insurance Brokers and Agencies industry operates with medium barriers to entry; however, barriers can vary depending on the area a new entrant may target. It is relatively easy for a small player to enter the market, but to compete with the industry's major players, an entrant must possess a significant level of capital to develop brand awareness, a distribution network, a broad line of complementary insurance-related services and a client base.

In the reinsurance market, where concentration is higher, competing with the industry's dominant players is even more difficult. Large agency and brokerage companies are required to invest heavily in a distribution network to obtain a significant retail presence in a geographically well-distributed market. Mor..

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Additional Insights for the Global Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry are

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream Demand - Finance and Insurance and Global per capita income in the Global Insurance Brokers & Agencies industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Global Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry?

    Industry participants act as brokers or agents in selling annuities and insurance policies. Brokers act on behalf of clients, whereas agents represent insurance companies. Insurance brokers and agents earn commission income that is calculated as a percentage of the premium of policies sold. They also earn some fee income for risk-management consulting and other value-added services, including insurance program administration.

    Industry Products
    Property and casualty - commercial lines
    Property and casualty - personal lines
    Health and medical insurance
    Life and accident insurance
    Other annuity and insurance
    Insurance administration and consulting services
    Other insurance support services - third party administration
    Industry Activities
    Property and casualty insurance policy brokerage
    Health and medical insurance brokerage
    Life and accident insurance brokerage
    Reinsurance brokerage and administration
    Annuity brokerage
    Risk-management consulting

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream Demand - Finance and Insurance
  • Global per capita income
  • Global population
  • Global damage caused by natural disasters
  • MSCI World Index

  • Current Performance
  • Agents, brokers and the insurance market
  • Policy pricing trends
  • Regional differences and industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Insurance market implications
  • Trends in developing and emerging markets
  • Table: Global Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing
  • Global Mining
  • Global Manufacturing
  • Global Construction
  • Global Financial Intermediation
  • Global Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Direct General Insurance Carriers
  • Global Life & Health Insurance Carriers
  • Global Reinsurance Carriers

  • Products & Services
  • Other insurance support services - third party administration
  • Property and casualty - commercial lines
  • Property and casualty - personal lines
  • Other annuity and insurance
  • Health and medical insurance
  • Insurance administration and consulting services
  • Life and accident insurance
  • Other
  • Chart: Global Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Policy volume
  • Life insurance investment outcomes
  • Healthcare costs
  • Product innovation
  • Mode of insurance distribution

  • Major Markets
  • Businesses
  • Individuals aged 45 to 54
  • Individuals aged 35 to 44
  • Individuals aged 65 and older
  • Individuals aged 34 and younger
  • Individuals aged 55 to 64
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages and depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Insurance Brokers & Agencies

  • Basis of Competition
  • Upstream suppliers and self-insurance options
  • Heightened competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Insurance Brokers & Agencies Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Global per capita income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A business model that involves both banking and the sale of insurance policies. In many cases, the policy is underwritten by an aligned insurer, but in some cases, the bank itself is also an insurer.
  • Life And Health Insurance
  • Insurance that protects people against the income loss associated with the loss of life and issues with their health.
  • Property And Casualty Insurance
  • Insurance on homes, cars and businesses that protects the owner against physical losses and liability claims.
  • Underwriting
  • The process of measuring risk and determining the premium that needs to be paid to insure that risk.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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