Total U.S. sales of equity indexed annuities and other indexed annuities fell to $6.9 billion during the third quarter, down 2% from the total for the third quarter of 2004.[@@]

The Advantage Compendium, St. Louis, has published those figures in a preview of its latest EIA market report.

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Golden Valley, Minn., led the indexed annuity market during the latest quarter with a 31% share of sales, according to The Advantage Compendium.