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Applied Releases Commercial Lines Premium Rate Index Findings for Q1 2022

June 09, 2022

Year-over-year average premium rates increased while quarterly rate changes experience downturn across most major commercial lines

MISSISSAUGA, ON – June 9, 2022 – Applied Systems® today announced the first quarter 2022 results of the Applied Commercial Index™, the Canadian insurance industry’s premium rate index. Across all industries of the most commonly placed commercial lines, rates were up relative to average premium renewals in the same quarter last year with 8.35% in Q1 2022, up from 7.68% in Q1 2021. All major commercial lines of business, except Real Estate Property, saw increases compared to the same quarter last year.

Quarter over quarter, Q1 2022 results showed average renewal rate change decreased across all lines of the most commonly placed Commercial Lines categories, including Business and Professional Services, Construction, Hospitality Services, Real Estate Property and Retail Services.

Significant findings include:

  • Real Estate Property: Premium renewal rate change average was 8.75% for the quarter, down from the Q4 2021 average of 10.22%.
  • Business and Professional Services: Q1 2022 premium renewal rate change average was 7.96%, down from the Q4 2021 average of 8.16%.
  • Construction, Erection and Installation Services: Premium renewal rate change average was 9.32% for the quarter, down from the Q4 2021 average of 9.88%.
  • Hospitality Services: Premium renewal rate change average was 9.32% for the quarter, down from the Q4 2021 average of 9.88%.
  • Retail Services: Premium renewal rate change averaged 8.59%, down relative to the Q4 2021 average of 9.14%.

“The Q1 index shows a continuing increase in premium levels, however, there is a slight reduction of average premium rate increases across all of the major commercial lines compared to last quarter,” said Steve Whitelaw, senior vice president and general manager, Canada, Applied Systems. “The financial and cost pressures in our economy are being seen in premium renewal rates as well, and we will keep an eye on the trends in the commercial P&C rate environment.”

Access the complete quarterly report here.

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Applied Commercial Index is a trademark of Applied Systems, Inc. All data is fully anonymized when aggregating and analyzing the Applied Commercial Index.

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