Fertile ground: Revenue will rise as regulatory changes aid industry performance

Despite steep losses incurred in 2012, sharp increases in crop insurance protection in force and strong premium gains have driven the performance of the Agricultural Insurance industry over the past five years. Moreover, regulatory changes are anticipated to dictate the industry's performance over the five years to 2022. The 2014 Farm Bill continues to solidify crop insurance as the most important means for farmers to hedge production and price risk. Ultimately, industry revenue is forecast to rise, with consistent increases in the agricultural price index driving up revenue from 2017 onward...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The Farm Bill will stem the majority of industry revenue growth over the next decade
  • Decreasing revenue and employment figures have resulted in labor cost declines
  • Consistent increases in the agricultural price index will propel industry revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Agricultural Insurance industry operates with a low level of capital intensity. In 2017, IBISWorld estimates that for every $1.00 spent on wages, the industry will allocate $0.06 to capital investment, mirroring the industry's level of capital intensity in 2012. Capital is used for a number of reasons, including for information technology as advanced systems are used to track policies, payments and claims. Systems are also used by actuaries to model insurance risk, which is particularly difficult for industry operators, given the unpredictability of natural disasters. Companies have continued to improve their technology in order to provide better customer service, such as efficient responses to both current and prospective agricultural clients and user-friendly websites...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Agricultural Insurance Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Agricultural Insurance Industry are

  • Ability to effectively manage risk
  • Management of a high quality assets portfolio
  • Having a cost effective distribution system
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Government consumption and investment and Natural disaster index in the Agricultural Insurance industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Agricultural Insurance Industry?

    Agricultural insurance, also known as crop insurance is purchased by agricultural producers, including farmers, ranchers and others. It protects against either the loss of their crops due to natural disasters, such as hail, drought and floods, or the loss of revenue due to declines in the prices of agriculture commodities.

    Industry Products
  • Multiple peril crop insurance - revenue programs
  • Multiple peril crop insurance - other programs
  • Crop-hail insurance
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing multiple peril crop insurance
  • Providing crop-hail insurance
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Government consumption and investment
  • Natural disaster index
  • Agricultural price index
  • Demand from cotton farming

  • Current Performance
  • Government involvement
  • Policy volume, premium and loss trends
  • Drought impact and projections
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Impact of regulation
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Agricultural Insurance Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Agricultural Insurance Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Soybean Farming
  • Corn Farming
  • Wheat, Barley & Sorghum Farming
  • Fruit & Nut Farming
  • Cotton Farming

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Insurance Brokers & Agencies
  • Reinsurance Carriers

  • Products & Services
  • Multiple peril crop insurance - revenue programs
  • Multiple peril crop insurance - other programs
  • Crop-hail insurance
  • Chart: Agricultural Insurance Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Corn producers
  • Soybeans producers
  • Other producers
  • Wheat producers
  • Cotton producers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Agricultural Insurance Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Loss and loss adjustment expenses
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Agricultural Insurance

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Agricultural Insurance Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Rural Community Insurance Services, Chubb Limited, QBE Insurance Group Limited, American Financial Group Inc., Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance,
  • Table: Rural Community Insurance Services - financial performance
  • Table: Chubb Limited - financial performance
  • Table: QBE Insurance Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: American Financial Group Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Agricultural Insurance Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Agricultural Insurance Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Agricultural Price Index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Indemnity Payment
  • The losses paid or expected to be paid by an insurer for liability coverage.
  • Loss Ratio
  • The percentage of premiums earned that were paid out as claims; it equals loss-incurred and loss-adjusted expenses divided by earned premiums.
  • Protection In Force
  • The total value of crop insurance policies that the industry has issued.
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