Capital Issuance - May 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 June 2018

An issue in Capital Issuance source data identified last month that caused an underestimation of commercial paper (CP) repayments and, to a lesser extent, CP issuance, between February 2018 and April 2018 has now been corrected and the revised data are included in this release.

Overview

  • Gross issuance by UK residents was £50.7bn in May, £16.9bn higher than in April and £10.7bn higher than the previous six month average.
  • PNFC net bond issuance was £11.0bn in May, £13.5bn higher than in April and £10.8bn higher than the previous six month average.
  • MFIs had net bond repayments of £3.1bn in May, compared with net repayments of £5.1bn in April. This compares against a net issuance of £2.4bn of the previous 6 month average.

Table A: Gross capital issuance by UK-residents (all currencies)1

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
2018 Feb - 8.5 7.4 3.4 0.4 4.4 3.3 4.8 2.6 0.4 6.0 3.0 33.6
Mar - 21.4 9.5 6.9 1.2 6.3 2.5 3.6 1.0 2.8 4.4 2.6 49.2
Apr - 12.4 6.5 7.3 0.6 3.4 2.8 3.7 0.8 1.6 5.8 1.8 33.8
May - 9.0 9.9 5.5 0.6 9.3 3.4 9.9 1.4 13.5 3.7 2.5 50.7

Gross capital issuance

Chart 1: Gross capital issuance by UK-residents (all currencies)1

Not seasonally adjusted

Table B: Net capital issuance by UK-residents (all currencies)1

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
2018 Feb - 1.7 - -0.7 0.2 2.2 0.4 1.9 1.4 -2.0 1.3 0.8 5.6
Mar - 9.9 4.9 3.5 1.0 1.9 -1.1 0.6 0.3 -0.4 -0.4 1.0 16.2
Apr - -5.1 1.0 -1.9 0.4 -3.7 0.6 -3.3 0.2 -2.4 2.5 1.2 -6.6
May - -3.1 3.6 2.0 -0.1 6.6 -0.2 6.8 0.4 11.0 -0.3 0.1 17.8

Net capital issuance

Chart 2: Net capital issuance by UK-residents (all currencies)1

Not seasonally adjusted

1An issue in Capital Issuance source data identified last month that caused an underestimation of commercial paper (CP) repayments and, to a lesser extent, CP issuance, between February 2018 and April 2018 has now been corrected and the revised data are included in this release.

ExcelGross and Net capital issuance by UK residents (all currencies)


Next release date: 19 July 2018

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

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