The costliest natural disaster during the first half of 2015 was the major Nepal earthquake on April 25. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The first half of 2015 experienced global natural disaster losses below the 10-year (2005-2014) and 15-year (2000-2014) averages from both the economic and insured loss standpoint.

Preliminary Q1/Q2 global natural disaster losses data from Aon Benfield revealed $46 billion in economic losses, a 58% drop from the 10-year average of $107 billion.

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