Reinsurance rates in general were flat in Scandinavia at the January 1, 2012, reinsurance renewal with the exception of catastrophe rates, which increased modestly for loss-free programs and significantly for loss-affected programs. A reduction in capacity for catastrophe business contributed to pricing in the region, whereas the capacity for non-catastrophe business was plentiful. Reinsurance structures were generally unchanged year over year.
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The Scandinavian market was characterized by increased capacity provided by several reinsurers. Soft market conditions prevailed and rate changes were generally flat to declining. Loss-free cat excess of loss lines were flat to declining 5 percent. Property Risk business without losses was flat to down 5 percent. However, Property Risk business with losses, experienced rate changes that were flat to increasing 5 percent.