International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) inflation for the Rest of the World (ROW) was marginally lower in 2017; 7.3% compared with 7.9% in 2016. Across Kenya and Brazil, our IPMI inflation data has shown little movement. Kenya's inflation reduced 0.1 points from 2016 to 2017, and Brazil's rose a mere 0.1 points. The United Kingdom, however, saw IPMI inflation in 2017 dropped from 8.2% down to 6.4%. Nevertheless, overall average inflation in the ROW remains modest.
This section covers, as previous reports have, the average inflation and drivers of change for the United Kingdom, Kenya, and Brazil. The overall trends with IPMI in the ROW follow that of the global average trend, however it does so more erratically than the average for Southeast Asia.