Capital Issuance - April 2019

Capital issuance statistics consist of UK-based primary market issuance of bonds, commercial paper and equity, representing finance raised in the UK.
Published on 21 May 2019

Overview

  • Gross issuance of equity and debt securities by UK residents was £45.5bn in April, £10.5bn higher than in March and £10.0bn higher than the previous six month average.
  • Bond issuance was £27.0bn in April, which compares to £21.2bn in March, and was £9.5bn higher than the previous six month average.
  • MFI bond issuance was £13.4bn in April, which compares to £13.2bn in March, and was £4.7bn higher than the previous six month average. 
  • OFC bond issuance was £8.0bn in April, which compares to £2.5bn in March, and was £2.5bn higher than the previous six month average.
  • Commercial paper issuance was £14.7bn in April, £1.4bn higher than in March, but was £2.1bn lower than the previous six month average. 
  • Equity issuance was £3.7bn in April, which compares to £0.4bn in March, and was £2.6bn higher than the previous six month average.

Gross capital issuance

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 (£)1
Shares Bonds CP Of which:
Sterling (£)1
Shares Bonds CP Of which:
Sterling (£)
 
  B53L Z935 B49M B3EF B55L Z937 B53M B3EG B57L Z939 B55M B3EH B22K
2019 Jan - 9.8 11.7 8.2 0.0 1.2 4.2 1.3 0.1 0.9 7.1 1.0 35.1
Feb - 6.9 8.5 2.5 0.6 3.4 2.9 3.5 1.0 2.4 4.9 1.9 30.6
Mar - 13.2 7.4 5.4 0.2 2.5 2.6 2.2 0.2 5.5 3.3 5.1 35.0
Apr - 13.4 5.7 5.3 0.6 8.0 3.8 8.8 3.1 5.6 5.2 4.2 45.5

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

Not seasonally adjusted

Net capital issuance

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 (£)1
Shares Bonds CP Of which:
Sterling (£)1
Shares Bonds CP Of which:
Sterling (£)
 
  B35L Z93P B36L B3EL B39L Z93R B42L B3EM B29L Z5ZC Z5ZD B3EN B24K
2019 Jan - 1.0 6.3 3.3 -0.1 -3.2 0.5 -1.0 -1.1 0.2 3.8 -0.8 7.4
Feb - 3.3 1.7 1.4 0.4 0.5 -0.7 0.3 -0.4 -3.1 1.2 -1.2 3.0
Mar - 0.8 1.7 2.8 -0.0 -1.4 -0.7 -1.3 -1.9 3.5 -0.7 2.0 1.2
Apr - 2.5 -1.4 -1.0 0.1 0.7 0.9 1.2 1.8 2.9 -1.1 1.4 6.4

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

Not seasonally adjusted

The Capital issuance Statistical Release is currently published 14 working days after the end of the reporting period. The Bank’s Data and Statistics Division are reviewing the timeliness of this release and are considering changing publication to 19 working days after the end of the reporting period with effect from the July statistical release (June 2019 data). The additional time will allow for further quality assurance of the data ahead of publication. The final decision will be conveyed in June’s statistical release (May 2019 data).

ExcelCapital issuance by UK-residents (all currencies)

Next release date: 20 June 2019

Further details

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

 

Queries

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