Berne Union Yearbook

The Berne Union Yearbook is an annual publication providing up-to-date information about our members and the current policies and strategies of international economic institutions.

The yearbook features a collection of topical articles on export credit and investment insurance written by Berne Union members and leading international financial institutions.

Yearly data snapshots, commentary on relevant industry trends and a directory of Berne Union members is also included.

Please note that Berne Union statistics are revised if and when needed. For the most up-to-date figures please refer to the statistics page of this website.

Yearbook 2016

12 November 2016

2016 year book Topi Vesteri, Berne Union president, and deputy CEO, and group chief credit o cer of Finnvera, reveals how the Berne Union continues to support a grow- ing amount of global trade, and reports on the importance of the formal merger with the Prague Club.

Year book 2015


The global economy continues to fluctuate with historical shifts in balance, difficulty in sustaining economic growth, and increasing volatility due to heightened interconnectivity of previously isolated risks. As experts in their respective fields, our members continue to evolve to meet the needs of their everchanging customers and stakeholders. T...

Yearbook 2014


This is a particularly big year for the Berne Union, which has now been supporting exporters, borrowers, investors and the overall export financing sector for the past 80 years. It is also a celebratory year, as few organisations have such an excellent and consistent track-record of performance in global trade. In the case of the Berne Union, membe...

Yearbook 2013


Since the outbreak of the credit crisis in 2008, Berne Union members have consistently increased their market share in world trade, which is now well over 10%. At the height of the credit crisis in 2009, the contraction of the world economy was much stronger than the decrease of business covered by Berne Union members. From the gradual recovery in ...

Yearbook 2012


In 2011, Berne Union members supported US$1.8tn of global trade and investment, facilitating around 10% of the world’s cross-border trade. Last year, with exports continuing to grow and large parts of the world recovering from the credit crisis, the members of the Berne Union were able to once again increase their business levels to the benef...

Yearbook 2011


Following a reduction in business levels due tot he financial crisis in 2009, the statistics for 2010 demonstrate that Berne Union members continued to support approximately 10% of world trade. The total business volumes of all member companies reached USD 1.43 trillion in 201, up from USD 1.36 trillion the year before, and the second highest level...