Euro Area securities issues statistics: October 2009

Frankfurt am Main, (PresseBox) - The annual growth rate of the outstanding amount of debt securities issued by euro area residents decreased from 12.0% in September 2009 to 11.0% in October. For the outstanding amount of quoted shares issued by euro area residents, the annual growth rate was 2.7% in October 2009, compared with 2.8% in September.

New issuance of debt securities by euro area residents totalled EUR 977 billion in October 2009 (see Table 1 and Chart 1). As redemptions came to EUR 948 billion, net issues amounted to EUR 29 billion (see Table 1). The annual growth rate of outstanding debt securities issued by euro area residents decreased from 12.0% in September 2009 to 11.0% in October (see Table 1 and Chart 3).

As regards the sectoral breakdown, the annual growth rate of outstanding debt securities issued by nonfinancial corporations further increased from 15.3% in September 2009 to 16.2% in October (see Table 2 and Chart 4). For the monetary financial institutions (MFIs) sector, this growth rate decreased from 4.2% in September 2009 to 3.1% in October. The annual growth rate of outstanding debt securities issued by financial corporations other than MFIs decreased from 27.1% in September 2009 to 26.1% in October. For the general government, this growth rate decreased from 14.5% in September 2009 to 13.2% in October.

As regards the maturity breakdown, the annual growth rate of outstanding shortterm debt securities decreased from 15.8% in September 2009 to 5.1% in October (see Table 1 and Chart 3). The annual growth rate of outstanding shortterm debt securities issued by MFIs declined from -1.7% to -8.4% during the same period (see Table 2). For longterm debt securities, the annual growth rate increased from 11.5% in September 2009 to 11.7% in October. The annual growth rate of outstanding longterm debt securities issued by MFIs decreased from 5.2% to 5.0% during the same period. The annual growth rate of outstanding fixed rate longterm debt securities increased from 11.7% in September 2009 to 12.7% in October. The annual growth rate of outstanding variable rate longterm debt securities decreased from 11.2% in September 2009 to 9.6% in October.

Concerning the currency breakdown, the annual growth rate of outstanding eurodenominated debt securities decreased from 13.1% in September 2009 to 11.9% in October. For debt securities in other currencies, this growth rate increased from 2.6% in September 2009 to 3.0% in October (see Table 1).
The seasonally adjusted threemonth annualised growth rate of outstanding debt securities issued by euro area residents decreased from 9.1% in September 2009 to 6.0% in October (see Table 3 and Chart 5).

New issuance of quoted shares by euro area residents totalled EUR 7.6 billion in October 2009 (see Table 4). As redemptions came to EUR 0.3 billion, net issues amounted to EUR 7.4 billion. The annual growth rate of the outstanding amount of quoted shares issued by euro area residents (excluding valuation changes) was 2.7% in October 2009, compared with 2.8% in September (see Table 4 and Chart 6). The annual growth rate of quoted shares issued by nonfinancial corporations was 1.9% in October 2009, the same as in September. For monetary financial institutions, it increased from 8.4% in September 2009 to 9.0% in October. For financial corporations other than MFIs, this growth rate decreased from 3.6% in September 2009 to 0.8% in October.

The outstanding amount of quoted shares issued by euro area residents totalled EUR 4,086 billion at the end of October 2009. Compared with EUR 3,744 billion at the end of October 2008, this represents an annual increase of 9.1% in the value of the stock of quoted shares in October 2009, compared with an annual decrease of 4.9% in September.

Unless otherwise indicated, data relate to nonseasonally adjusted statistics. In addition to the developments for October 2009, this press release incorporates minor revisions to the data for previous periods. A complete set of updated securities issues statistics is available on the "Money, banking and financial markets" pages of the "Statistics" section of the ECB's website (http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/money/securities/html/index.en.html).
These data, as well as euro area data in accordance with the composition of the euro area at the time of the reference period, can be downloaded using the ECB's Statistical Data Warehouse (SDW).

Data for the period up to October 2009 will also be published in the January 2010 issues of the ECB's Monthly Bulletin and Statistics Pocket Book. The next press release on euro area securities issues will be published on 13 January 2010.

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