Industry Sales Statistics

Variable Annuity Sales Reach Pre-Crisis Levels

Posted on March 12, 2012

IRI today announced final fourth quarter and year-end 2011 results for the United States annuity industry, based on data reported by Morningstar, Inc. and Beacon Research.

Variable Annuities Post Record New Sales

Posted on November 29, 2011

IRI today announced final third quarter results for the United States annuity industry. Net variable annuity sales were $8.8 billion, the highest level in fourteen quarters when third quarter 2007 levels were $8.9 billion.

Third Quarter Variable Annuity Product Changes Slow, But Benefits Trend Toward More Generous

Posted on November 22, 2011

IRI released a report on product trend updates within the U.S. variable annuity market. The report found that variable annuity benefit activity for the third quarter slowed significantly from the robust filings made during the second quarter of this year.

IRI Exclusive: Total Second Quarter Annuity Sales Post Record Highs

Posted on August 25, 2011

IRI today announced second quarter results for the U.S. annuity industry. Annuity sales for the second quarter were $53.8 billion, up from $47.4 billion in the previous quarter, representing a 13.5 percent increase.

Industry Wide Annuity Sales Continue Double Digit Climb

Posted on August 24, 2011

IRI today announced second quarter results for the United States annuity industry. Annuity sales for the second quarter continued to increase at a double-digit rate.

New Variable Annuity Sales Post Double-Digit Increase in 2010

Posted on April 28, 2011

IRI today released a report on product trend updates within the U.S. variable annuity market. The report found that sales flows picked up in calendar year 2010, with a 10.3% increase in new sales.

VA Assets Hit Record 1.5 Trillion Dollars in 2010

Only IRI Offers Complete Industry Overview by Reporting Assets, Sales and Net Flows The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today announced fourth quarter and year end 2010 results for the Unit...

2010 a Year of “Steady Ahead” for Product Development in the U.S. Variable Annuity Market

Posted on January 19, 2011

IRI released a report on product trend updates within the U.S. variable annuity market for the fourth quarter.

Third Quarter Annuity Sales Remain Strong

Posted on November 22, 2010

IRI today announced third quarter results for the U.S. annuity industry. Indexed annuities posted a record share of overall fixed sales, representing 44% of new contracts.

Variable Annuity Affordability on the Rise, Costs Decline

Posted on August 31, 2010

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today released a report on sales flow data within the U.S. variable annuity market for the second quarter.