2012 Annuity Sales: A Mixed Bag

Indexed and deferred income annuity sales experience significant growth, but declining sales of fixed and variable annuities drag down total annuity sales.

INN Breaking News, February 21, 2013

Carrie Burns

While a number of annuity markets experienced record sales in 2012, total annuity sales dropped 8 percent, tallying $219.4 billion, according to LIMRA's fourth quarter 2012 U.S. Individual Annuities Sales survey. For the fourth quarter, total annuity sales were $52.6 billion, a decline of 8 percent from the previous year.

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