PERILS produces event loss information relating to qualifying Australian Cat, Canadian Cat, Europe Windstorm, Italy Earthquake and Italy Flood, UK Flood, Turkey Earthquake and Turkey Flood events.

The loss numbers shown are not indexed and represent original losses at the time of the event.

When PERILS concludes that an event has the potential to cause a significant re/insured property market loss in the countries covered by PERILS, the event will be investigated to establish whether it can be considered a qualifying event (Status: ‘Under Investigation’).

If the investigation shows that the event is not considered qualifying then PERILS will close the investigation (Status: ‘Non-qualifying Event’).

If the investigation confirms that the event is likely to exceed the threshold or to have a significant impact, PERILS will capture all relevant data from the event and produce reports in line with the PERILS reporting schedule (Status: ‘Qualifying Event’).

For Europe Windstorm and UK Flood: an event is considered qualifying if the property market loss is expected to exceed EUR 200m. 

For Australia, Italy and Turkey: an event is considered qualifying if the property market loss is expected to have a significant impact on the national or global re/insurance industry.

PERILS classifies an event following the peril which acts as the primary contributor to the overall insured property loss. For example, PERILS typically classifies an event as a Europe Windstorm event if losses caused directly or indirectly by wind form the main part of the overall insured property loss.

PERILS, using its professional judgment and in its sole discretion, identifies and designates an unique PERILS event identification number, an event name, an event start and end date as well as a classification of the event according to the prevailing cause of the insured losses (Bushfire, Earthquake, Extratropical Cyclone, Flood, Hailstorm, Tropical Cyclone). In making these judgments, PERILS considers factors such as objective scientific data, event identification by governmental or scientific authorities, as well as information received from the data providing insurance companies and the likely prevailing event definition used by reinsurance buyers and sellers.

PERILS captures data for the following markets:

AUS: Australia / AUT: Austria / BEL: Belgium / CAN: Canada / CHE: Switzerland / DEU: Germany / DNK: Denmark / FRA: France / GBR: the United-Kingdom / IRL: Ireland / ITA: Italy / LUX: Luxembourg / NLD: the Netherlands / NOR: Norway / SWE: Sweden / TUR: Turkey


While efforts are being made to keep this web site helpful and accurate, all information provided below is subject to change without notice.

While a total event loss figure is made publicly available, subscribers to the PERILS Industry Exposure & Loss Database have access to loss data by country, CRESTA Zone and occupancy type (residential property, commercial property, industrial property and agricultural property). 

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Event losses table

Event Name Event Start Date Peril Captured Markets Original Industry LossLoss Status
Horst (Dylan) 31 Dec 2017 Extratropical Cyclone GBR, IRL Less than EUR 200m Property Market Loss Non-qualifying
Xanthos-Yves (Ana) 10 Dec 2017 Extratropical Cyclone AUT, BEL, CHE, DEU, FRA Less than EUR 200m Property Market Loss Non-qualifying
Walter (Caroline) 07 Dec 2017 Extratropical Cyclone GBR, NOR Less than EUR 200m Property Market Loss Non-qualifying
Herwart 29 Oct 2017 Extratropical Cyclone AUT, DEU EUR 264m Final Loss Report

Event- ID: 20171029-1

Event Start Date: 29 Oct 2017

Peril: Extratropical Cyclone

Captured Markets: AUT, DEU

Original Industry Loss: EUR 264m

Status: Qualifying

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Ophelia 16 Oct 2017 Extratropical Cyclone GBR, IRL EUR 60m Final Loss Report

Event- ID: 20171016-1

Event Start Date: 16 Oct 2017

Peril: Extratropical Cyclone

Captured Markets: GBR, IRL

Original Industry Loss: EUR 60m

Status: Qualifying

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Xavier 05 Oct 2017 Extratropical Cyclone DEU EUR 324m Final Loss Report

Event- ID: 20171005-1

Event Start Date: 05 Oct 2017

Peril: Extratropical Cyclone

Captured Markets: DEU

Original Industry Loss: EUR 324m

Status: Qualifying

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Sebastian (Aileen) 13 Sep 2017 Extratropical Cyclone DEU, NLD Less than EUR 200m Property Market Loss Non-qualifying
Zeus 06 Mar 2017 Extratropical Cyclone FRA EUR 272m Final Loss Report

Event- ID: 20170306-1

Event Start Date: 06 Mar 2017

Peril: Extratropical Cyclone

Captured Markets: FRA

Original Industry Loss: EUR 272m

Status: Qualifying

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Udo-Volkmar (Ewan) 26 Feb 2017 Extratropical Cyclone CHE, FRA Less than EUR 200m Property Market Loss Non-qualifying
Thomas (Doris) 23 Feb 2017 Extratropical Cyclone BEL, DEU, GBR, IRL, NLD EUR 248m Final Loss Report

Event- ID: 20170223-1

Event Start Date: 23 Feb 2017

Peril: Extratropical Cyclone

Captured Markets: BEL, DEU, GBR, IRL, NLD

Original Industry Loss: EUR 248m

Status: Qualifying

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Kurt-Leiv-Marcel 03 Feb 2017 Extratropical Cyclone FRA Less than EUR 200m Property Market Loss Non-qualifying
Egon 12 Jan 2017 Extratropical Cyclone DEU, FRA EUR 275m Final Loss Report

Event- ID: 20170112-1

Event Start Date: 12 Jan 2017

Peril: Extratropical Cyclone

Captured Markets: DEU, FRA

Original Industry Loss: EUR 275m

Status: Qualifying

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Original Industry Loss: Insured property loss as at the time of the event, excluding government insurance schemes. Forex rates as at event start date. To subscribers of the PERILS Industry Exposure & Loss Database, losses are available per CRESTA and property lines of business.

1) No qualifying events when applying prevailing reinsurance event definition.

2) Classified as hailstorms by PERILS (hail losses predominate) and are hence not captured.

3) Note that extrapolation to market level is performed on country loss data (as opposed to per-CRESTA zone loss data) and is based on a smaller market coverage than currently captured by PERILS. As a result, the industry loss estimates for these five storm events will not be as accurate as the loss estimates produced by PERILS for windstorms Klaus (Jan 2009) and all following events.