List of government bonds

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This is a list of categories of Government bonds around the world.

Moody's S&P Fitch  
Long Term Short Term Long Term Short Term Long Term Short Term  
Aaa P-1 AAA A-1+ AAA A1+ Prime
Aa1 AA+ AA+ High grade
Aa3 AA- AA-
A1 A+ A-1 A+ A1 Upper Medium grade
A2 A A
A3 P-2 A- A-2 A- A2
Baa1 BBB+ BBB+ Lower Medium grade
Baa2 P-3 BBB A-3 BBB A3
Baa3 BBB- BBB-
Ba1 Not Prime BB+ B BB+ B Non Investmentgrade
Ba3 BB- BB-
B1 B+ B+ Highly Speculative
B2 B B
B3 B- B-
Caa CCC+ C CCC C Substantial risks
Ca CCC Extremely speculative
C CCC- In default with little
prospect for discovery
/ D / DDD / In default
/ DD
/ D

Main issuers[edit]

Currency Country Generic Name or Nickname Rating (S&P/Moody's) Negotiable debt at mid-2005 (US dollar bn equivalent) Government financial liabilities as % of GDP (end 2003 - source : OECD) Issuer Internet site
Yen  Japan JGBs AA-/A2 6,666 157.5% Ministry of Finance (MoF) Site
US dollar  United States US Treasuries AA+/Aaa 4,000 62.5% Bureau of the Public Debt Site
Euro  Italy BTPs BBB+/Baa2 1,530 120.9% Dipartimento del Tesoro Site
Euro  France OATs AA+/Aaa 1,300 71.2% Agence France Trésor Site
Euro  Germany Bunds AAA/Aaa 1,020 65.1% Finanzagentur GmbH Site
Pound sterling  United Kingdom Gilts AAA/Aaa 703 42.0% UK Debt Management Office Site

Country by country data[edit]


 Japan (AA-/A2)[edit]

Issued By: Ministry of Finance (MoF)

  • Japanese Government Bonds (JGBs)
    • Revenue Bonds/Straight Bonds
    • Financing Bills
    • Subsidy Bonds
    • Subscription Bonds
    • Contribution Bonds
    • Demand Bonds (kofu kokusai)
    • Index-linked Bonds (JGBi)

Ministry of Finance

 Hong Kong (AAA)[edit]

Issued by: Hong Kong Monetary Authority

  • Government Bond Programme [1]

 People's Republic of China (AA-/A+/A1)[edit]

Issued by: Ministry of Finance

  • Ministry of Finance [2]



 Austria (AA/Aa1)[edit]

Issued By: Österreichische Bundesfinanzierungsagentur, the Austrian Federal Financing Agency

  • Government Bonds
  • Debt Issuance Programme (DIP and DIP 144A)
  • Euro Medium Term Note (EMTN)
  • ATB-Programms

Österreichische Bundesfinanzierungsagentur

 Belgium (AA/Aa3)[edit]

Issued By: Agentschap van de schuld/Agence de la Dette, the Belgian Debt Agency

  • Belgian Treasury Bills BTB - bills, tap-issued
  • Certificats de Trésorerie (CTs) - bills
  • Obligations linéaires ordinaires (OLOs) - bonds

Agentschap van de schuld/Agence de la Dette

 Finland (AAA/Aaa)[edit]

Issued By: Valtiokonttori, the Finland State Treasury

  • Government Bonds
  • Yield Bonds
  • EMTN Programme
  • Government Treasury Bills


 France (AA-/Aa2)[edit]

Issued By: Agence France Trésor, the French Debt Agency

  • OATs
    • BTFs - bills of up to 1 year maturities
    • BTANs - 1 to 6 year notes
    • Obligations assimilables du Trésor (OATs) - 7 to 50 year bonds
    • TEC10 OATs - floating rate bonds indexed on constant 10year maturity OAT yields
    • OATi - French inflation-indexed bonds
    • OAT€i - Eurozone inflation-indexed bonds

Agence France Trésor

 Germany (AAA/Aaa)[edit]

Issued By: Finanzagentur GmbH, the German Debt Agency

  • Bunds
    • Bubill - bills
    • Bundesschatzanweisungen (Schätze) - 2 year notes
    • Bundesobligationen (Bobls) - 5 year notes
    • Bundesanleihen (Bunds and Buxl) - 10 and 30 year bonds

Finanzagentur GmbH

 Greece (CCC/Caa1)[edit]

Issued By: Οργανισμός Διαχείρισης Δημοσίου Χρέους, the Public Debt Management Agency (P.D.M.A.).

Negotiable debt : Euro 354bn on 31 March 2011[1]

Public Debt Management Agency

 Italy (BBB+/Baa2)[edit]

Issued By: Dipartimento del Tesoro

  • Buoni Ordinari del Tesoro (BOTs) - bills up to 1 year
  • Certificati del Tesoro Zero Coupon (CTZ) - bills up to 2 year
  • Buoni del Tesoro Poliannuali (BTPs) - bonds
  • Certificati di Credito del Tesoro (CCTs) - floating rate notes
  • BTP Indicizzato all'Inflazione - inflation linked bonds

Dipartimento del Tesoro

 Netherlands (AAA/Aa1)[edit]

Issued by: Agentschap van het ministerie van Financiën, the Dutch State Treasury Agency

  • DTC (Dutch Treasury Certificates) - bills
  • DSL (Dutch State Loans) - bonds

Dutch State Treasury Agency

 Spain (A-/A-1)[edit]

Issued By: Tesoro Público, the Spanish Public Treasury

  • Letras del Tesoro - bills
  • Bonos del Estado - bonds 2–5 years
  • Obligaciones del Estado - bonds 5+ years

Tesoro Público


 Bulgaria (Baa2 Stable/Baa2)[edit]

Issued By: Ministry of Finance

 United Kingdom (AAA/Aa1)[edit]

Issued By: UK Debt Management Office

UK Debt Management Office

 Iceland (BB)[edit]

Issued By: Lánasýsla ríkisins, the Icelandic National Debt Management Agency

Bond information in English
National Debt Management Agency

 Romania (BB+)[edit]

Issued By: Ministerul Finanțelor Publice, the Public Finance Ministry

  • Certificate de trezorerie - bills, maturity up to a year
  • Obligațiuni de stat - bonds

Bond information in English from the Ministry of Public Finance

 Sweden (AAA/Aaa)[edit]

Issued By: Riksgäldskontoret, the Swedish National Debt Office




 Puerto Rico (AA-/A+)[edit]

Issued by: COFINA, Puerto Rico Government Development Bank

North America[edit]

 United States (AA+/Aaa)[edit]

Issued By: Bureau of the Public Debt

Bureau of the Public Debt

 Canada (AAA/Aaa)[edit]

Issued By:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ministry of Finance (2011). "HELLENIC REPUBLIC PUBLIC DEBT BULLETIN 61 (MARCH 2011)". 

External links[edit]