Financial statistics of insurance enterprises (quarterly)
Statistical activity code: 21307
Balance sheets, profit statement of insurance enterprises
Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
Life insurance – the class of assurance which comprises, in particular, assurance on survival to a stipulated age only, assurance on death only, assurance on survival to a stipulated age or on earlier death, life assurance with return of premiums, marriage assurance, birth assurance.
Non-life insurance – all branches of insurance other than life insurance. Non-life insurance by type are motor third party liability (TPL) insurance incl. membership fee to the Estonian Traffic Insurance Foundation (ETIF), accident and sickness, travel insurance, land vehicles insurance (natural persons), land vehicles insurance (legal persons), other vehicles insurance, goods in transit insurance, property insurance (natural persons), property insurance (natural persons), vehicles liability insurance, general liability insurance, insurance for pecuniary loss.
Other technical income in net reinsurances – other technical income, which is not recorded on other technical income lines in the income statement.
Service fees – accounting period service fees from concluding and managing unit-linked life-insurance contracts, investment agreements and insurance agreements (if the insurance agreement deposit component is separate).
Registered insurance companies
List of active insurance companies generated from the Business Register for Statistical Purposes
Estonia as a whole
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1225/1999 of 27 May 1999 concerning the definitions of characteristics for insurance services statistics
Regulation (EU) No 549/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on the European system of national and regional accounts in the European Union (Text with EEA relevance)
Commission Regulation (EC) No 250/2009 of 11 March 2009 implementing Regulation (EC) No 295/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the definitions of characteristics, the technical format for the transmission of data, the double reporting requirements for NACE Rev.1.1 and NACE Rev.2 and derogations to be granted for structural business statistics (Text with EEA relevance)
Regulation (EC) No 716/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2007 on Community statistics on the structure and activity of foreign affiliates
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Data serve as input for statistical activities 21401 “National accounts (annual)” and 21405 “National accounts (quarterly)”.
European System of Accounts 2010 (ESA 2010)
Insurance Activities Act
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Accounting of the financial sector corresponds to the requirements of ESA 2010.
The total population is 19 objects. All objects are observed.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data are collected and the submission of questionnaires is monitored through eSTAT (the web channel for electronic data submission). The questionnaires have been designed for independent completion in eSTAT and include instructions and controls. The questionnaires and information about data submission are available on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section Questionnaires.
Data are collected with the quarterly statistical questionnaire “Insurance”.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with the data of previous periods and other surveys.
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