Euro area securities issues statistics: August 2009

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The annual growth rate of the outstanding amount of debt securities issued by euro area residents decreased from 11.8% in July 2009 to 11.0% in August. For the outstanding amount of quoted shares issued by euro area residents, the annual growth rate was 2.7% in August 2009, unchanged from July.

New issuance of debt securities by euro area residents totalled EUR 896 billion in August 2009 (see Table 1 and Chart 1). As redemptions came to EUR 871 billion, net issues amounted to EUR 25 billion (see Table 1). The annual growth rate of outstanding debt securities issued by euro area residents decreased from 11.8% in July 2009 to 11.0% in August (see Table 1 and Chart 3).

As regards the sectoral breakdown, the annual growth rate of outstanding debt securities issued by nonfinancial corporations decreased from 13.1% in July 2009 to 12.6% in August (see Table 2 and Chart 4). For the monetary financial institutions (MFIs) sector, this growth rate decreased from 4.2% in July 2009 to 3.6% in August. The annual growth rate of outstanding debt securities issued by financial corporations other than MFIs decreased from 31.0% in July 2009 to 27.6% in August. For the general government, this growth rate decreased from 13.2% in July 2009 to 13.0% in August.

As regards the maturity breakdown, the annual growth rate of outstanding short-term debt securities decreased from 18.7% in July 2009 to 14.0% in August (see Table 1 and Chart 3). The annual growth rate of outstanding short-term debt securities issued by MFIs decreased from 1.7% to -4.2% during the same period (see Table 2). For long-term debt securities, the annual growth rate decreased from 10.9% in July 2009 to 10.6% in August. The annual growth rate of outstanding long-term debt securities issued by MFIs increased from 4.6% to 4.9% during the same period. The annual growth rate of outstanding fixed rate long-term debt securities increased from 10.4% in July 2009 to 10.6% in August. The annual growth rate of outstanding variable rate long-term debt securities decreased from 12.5% in July 2009 to 10.9% in August.

Concerning the currency breakdown, the annual growth rate of outstanding euro-denominated debt securities decreased from 12.9% in July 2009 to 12.1% in August. For debt securities denominated in other currencies, this growth rate decreased from 2.7% in July 2009 to 1.4% in August (see Table 1).

The seasonally adjusted three-month annualised growth rate of outstanding debt securities issued by euro area residents decreased from 9.2% in July 2009 to 7.7% in August (see Table 3 and Chart 5).

New issuance of quoted shares by euro area residents totalled EUR 3.6 billion in August 2009 (see Table 4). Net issues amounted to EUR 0.2 billion. The annual growth rate of the outstanding amount of quoted shares issued by euro area residents (excluding valuation changes) was 2.7% in August 2009, the same as in July (see Table 4 and Chart 6). The annual growth rate of quoted shares issued by nonfinancial corporations was 1.7% in August 2009, compared with 1.6% in July. For monetary financial institutions, it was 9.4% in August 2009, compared with 9.5% in July. For financial corporations other than MFIs, this growth rate decreased from 3.9% in July 2009 to 3.6% in August.

The outstanding amount of quoted shares issued by euro area residents totalled EUR 4,044 billion at the end of August 2009. Compared with EUR 4,999 billion at the end of August 2008, this represents an annual decrease of 19.1% in the value of the stock of quoted shares in August 2009, compared with an annual decrease of 23.3% in July.

Unless otherwise indicated, data relate to non-seasonally adjusted statistics. In addition to the developments for August 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 August 2009 will also be published in the November 2009 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 November 2009.
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