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
Fabienne 23 Sep 2018 Extratropical Cyclone AUT, CHE, DEU, FRA, LUX Less than EUR 200m Property Market Loss Non-qualifying
Dorcas-Elena (Ali-Bronagh/Knud) 19 Sep 2018 Extratropical Cyclone GBR, IRL, NOR Less than EUR 200m Property Market Loss Non-qualifying
Windstorm ON & QC 04 May 2018 Extratropical Cyclone CAN More than CAD 300m Market Loss Qualifying

Event- ID: -

Event Start Date: 04 May 2018

Peril: Extratropical Cyclone

Captured Markets: CAN

Original Industry Loss: -

Status: Qualifying

Loss Reports

  • Report 1 not published yet
  • Report 2 not published yet
  • Report 3 not published yet
  • Report 4 not published yet

Subscribers can access more information under the “Industry Loss” section in the PERILS Portal.

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Helene (Georgina) 23 Jan 2018 Extratropical Cyclone GBR, IRL, NOR Less than EUR 200m Property Market Loss Non-qualifying
Friederike (David) 17 Jan 2018 Extratropical Cyclone BEL, DEU, GBR, NLD EUR 1'675m Loss Report 3

Event- ID: 20180117-1

Event Start Date: 17 Jan 2018

Peril: Extratropical Cyclone

Captured Markets: BEL, DEU, GBR, NLD

Original Industry Loss: EUR 1'675m

Status: Qualifying

Loss Reports

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Burglind (Eleanor) 02 Jan 2018 Extratropical Cyclone AUT, BEL, CHE, DEU, FRA, GBR, IRL, LUX, NLD EUR 724m Loss Report 3

Event- ID: 20180102-1

Event Start Date: 02 Jan 2018

Peril: Extratropical Cyclone

Captured Markets: AUT, BEL, CHE, DEU, FRA, GBR, IRL, LUX, NLD

Original Industry Loss: EUR 724m

Status: Qualifying

Loss Reports

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Ingmar (Carmen) 01 Jan 2018 Extratropical Cyclone FRA Less than EUR 200m Property Market Loss Non-qualifying

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.