Global economic losses of $42 billion and insured losses of $17 billion to the end of June were considerably below the average for the past 10 years, according to Munich Re’s 2014 Half-Year Natural Catastrophe Review. However, winter did hit hard.

The effect of loss susceptibility on claims was clearly demonstrated by two snowstorms in Japan. These storms in February, which hit Tokyo and central Japan in particular, brought insured losses of more than $2.5 billion, and were the most costly natural catastrophe worldwide in the first half of the year.

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