China’s insurance industry
generated total insurance premium income of CNY1.007trn ($158bn) in
the first eight months of 2011, China’s official news agency Xinhua
has reported, quoting data from the China Insurance Regulatory
Commission (CIRC).

The total was virtually
unchanged from total premium income of CNY1.1trn reported in the
first eight months of 2010.

The industry’s performance in
the first eight months of 2011 represented a significant decline in
momentum compared with the first half of the year which saw total
premium income increase by 13% compared with the first half of

The big disappointment in the
first eight months of 2011 came from the life insurance sector
where premium income came in at CNY698.8bn, 6.4% down on the
CNY746.9bn reported by the CIRC in the same period in

Premium income in the general
insurance sector increased by 17.2% in the first eight months of
2011 to CNY308.2bn.

The sharp slowdown in China’s
life industry has been reflected in significant declines in the
share prices of leading players in recent months.

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China’s largest life insurer China Life’s share price has
halved since November 2010, while the share price of China’s
second-largest life insurer Ping An has slumped by more than 60%
since the end of 2010.