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Finaccord’s research about trade credit insurance in Europe, composed of an overview study covering all ten countries plus ten individual country-specific reports, is about the market for this form of cover in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Valued at just under EUR 4 billion in gross written premiums in 2012, this market began growing again in most countries following the macro-economic shocks of 2009 and 2010 which caused cover to be withdrawn from areas perceived to carry excessive risk. In addition to documenting the development of the market value from 2008 to 2012, the reports also divide it for the most recent year between four key segments: between small companies with an annual turnover of less than EUR 5 million and larger companies with a turnover above this threshold; between single-risk and annual policies; between export and domestic trade credit insurance; and between protection acquired for political risks and cover bought for business risks. These unique market splits are based in part on a survey of 240 leading brokers of trade credit insurance across the ten countries. In each country, this same survey also identifies the underwriters of this type of cover used by brokers on a regular basis, gives an input into Finaccord's estimates for the market shares of underwriters and brokers of trade credit insurance, provides a basis for commentary surrounding distribution channels used for this type of policy, and informs Finaccord's forecasts for the market value through to 2016.