Capital Issuance - January 2018

Capital issuance statistics consist of UK-based primary market issuance of bonds, commercial paper and equity, representing finance raised in the UK.
Published on 20 February 2018
  • Gross issuance by UK residents was £43.5bn in January 2018, £13.7bn higher than December 2017 and £3.2bn higher than the previous six months average.
  • Net issuance by UK residents was £11.3bn in January 2018, £16.9bn higher than December 2017 and £5.8bn higher than the previous six months average.
  • The increase in gross issuance in January 2018 was driven by MFI issuance, which was £29.4bn compared to £9.5bn in December 2017.

Gross capital issuance:

Capital Issuance - Chart 1 - January 2018

 

Table A: Gross capital issuance by UK-residents (all currencies)

Sterling billions
Not seasonally adjusted

Gross issues by instrument and sector

MFI OFC PNFC   Total
Shares Bonds CP Of which:
Sterling (£)
Shares Bonds CP Of which:
Sterling (£)
Shares Bonds CP Of which:
Sterling (£)
B53L Z935 B49M B69I B55L Z937 B53M B72I B57L Z939 B55M B73I B22K
2017 Oct - 10.9 7.9 6.2 0.8 11.2 6.2 11.6 1.2 2.1 4.5 2.2 46.0
Nov - 10.6 9.0 3.4 0.2 8.6 6.7 7.9 1.1 10.2 2.6 4.7 50.1
Dec - 5.4 4.2 2.6 1.0 2.8 4.7 6.8 0.8 4.2 5.1 2.2 29.8
2018 Jan - 21.3 8.1 10.8 0.1 5.0 1.8 3.4 0.3 2.2 4.8 1.7 43.5

 

Net capital issuance:

Capital Issuance - Chart 2 - January 2018

Table B: Net capital issuance by UK-residents (all currencies)

Sterling billions
Not seasonally adjusted

Net issues by instrument and sector
MFI OFC PNFC
Total
Shares Bonds CP Of which:
Sterling (£)
Shares Bonds CP Of which:
Sterling (£)
Shares Bonds CP Of which:
Sterling (£)
B35L Z93P B36L B79I B39L Z93R B42L B64M B29L Z5ZC Z5ZD B83I B24K
2017 Oct - -2.1 3.0 0.9 0.3 7.3 0.8 5.0 -0.5 -4.7 -0.2 -2.4 4.5
Nov - 4.7 2.8 2.2 -0.1 4.2 0.6 1.4 -0.9 5.7 -0.5 1.7 16.8
Dec - -1.8 -3.1 -1.3 0.9 -5.4 -1.0 2.4 -0.2 0.4 3.0 -0.9 -5.6
2018 Jan - 7.0 2.8 4.8 - 2.4 -0.2 0.4 -0.6 0.1 -0.1 -0.8 11.3

 

Excel Gross and Net capital issuance by UK residents (all currencies)

Next release date: 20 March 2018

Further data is available in Table E3.1 of our latest Bankstats tables:

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