On 3 December 2013, the Central Bank of Ireland published its 'Insurance Statistics' for 2012. The statistics contain a summary of the life and non-life insurance returns made to the Central Bank in relation to business written between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2012. Interestingly, despite a fall in the number of life undertakings, the statistics show an increase in net life and industrial assurance premiums from 2011 to 2012.