Global insured losses from natural disasters amounted to $ 30 billion in the first half of 2020, according to a report issued Wednesday by Aon PLC.
The estimate is down 21% from the ten-year average of $ 38 billion for the first-half losses, an increase of 8% from the average of $ 28 billion over the last 20 years and 54% higher than the $ 20 billion average since 1980.
The United States saw the largest share of losses at $ 21 billion; Europe, the Middle East and Africa had $ 4 billion in losses; The Asia-Pacific region saw $ 3 billion; and the Americas region, excluding the United States, $ 2 billion in losses, according to the report.
Nine loss events during the first half of 2020 ̵
Economic losses from natural disasters amounted to $ 75 billion in the first half of 2020.