Capital Issuance - May 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 20 June 2019

Overview

  • Gross issuance of equity and debt securities by UK residents was £43.0bn in May, £2.5bn lower than in April but £6.8bn higher than the previous six month average.
  • Bond issuance was £26.7bn in May, compared to £27.0bn in April, and was £8.6bn higher than the previous six month average.
  • MFI bond issuance £14.9bn in May, compared to £13.4bn in April, and was £5.4bn higher than the previous six month average.
  • OFC bond issuance was £5.2bn in May, compared to £8.0bn in April, and was £0.4bn lower than the previous six month average.
  • Equity issuance was £1.8bn in May, compared to £3.7bn in April, and was £0.4bn 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 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
May  - 14.9 7.1  4.7   0.5   5.2   3.6   3.1  1.3 6.5   3.9 3.1  43.0 

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 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
May  -  7.2 -1.0 3.7 -0.3 1.4 0.3 -0.9 -0.5 2.6 -0.6 -1.3 9.2

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

Not seasonally adjusted

As first notified in the May 2019 release (April 2019 data), the Bank will be changing the publication date of these data from the 14th working day after the period month end to the 19th working day. This change will take effect from the July 2019 statistical release (June 2019 data). This publication is scheduled for the 25th July.

ExcelCapital issuance by UK-residents (all currencies)

Further details

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

 

Queries

If you have any comments or queries with regard to this release please email DSDSecurities@bankofengland.gsi.gov.uk.

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