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(As of July/August 2020)

APAC (ex- Japan and China)

As of July 2020, ICMA estimates the notional value of the outstanding APAC SSA market (excluding Japan and China) to be approximately $5.9tn, of which $4.3tn are government bonds. It estimates the APAC corporate bond market (excluding Japan and China) – defined as bonds issued by corporations incorporated in an APAC country (excluding Japan and China and issued in an APAC local currency (excluding JPY and CNY) – to be approximately $1.8tn.


APAC SSA bond market (ex- Japan & China)

 
Source: ICMA analysis using Bloomberg Data (July 2020)


APAC sovereign bond market (ex- Japan & China)

 
Source: ICMA analysis using Bloomberg Data (July 2020)


APAC corporate bond market (ex- Japan & China)

 
Source: ICMA analysis using Bloomberg Data (July 2020)


China

As of July 2020, ICMA estimates the notional value of the outstanding onshore China SSA market to be approximately $19.4tn, of which $7.1tn are sovereign bonds. It estimates the onshore China corporate bond market– defined as bonds issued by corporations incorporated in China and issued in CNY – to be approximately $6.95tn.


China SSA bond market
 

Source: ICMA analysis using Bloomberg Data (July 2020)


China SSA bond market by maturity
 

Source: ICMA analysis using Bloomberg Data (July 2020)


China onshore corporate bond market

 
Source: ICMA analysis using Bloomberg Data (July 2020)


Japan

As of July 2020, ICMA estimates the notional value of the outstanding onshore Japan SSA market to be approximately $12.3tn, of which $11.0tn are sovereign bonds. It estimates the domestic Japan corporate bond market– defined as bonds issued by corporations incorporated in Japan and issued in JPY – to be approximately $826bn.


Japan SSA bond market
 

Source: ICMA analysis using Bloomberg Data (July 2020)


Japan SSA bond market by maturity

 
Source: ICMA analysis using Bloomberg Data (July 2020)


Japan domestic corporate bond market
 

Source: ICMA analysis using Bloomberg Data (July 2020)


APAC G3 Corporate Bonds

As of August 2020, ICMA estimates the notional value of the outstanding APAC G3 corporate bond market – defined as bonds issued by corporations incorporated in an APAC country and issued in USD, EUR, or GBP – as approximately $2.8tn, consisting of 9,708 ISINs. China, Australia, and Japan dominate in terms of country of risk, making up 71% of total outstandings. China alone ($1.0tn) makes up 38% of APAC G3 outstandings. USD is the predominant currency of issuance (88%).


APAC G3 corporate bond market by country of incorporation


Source: ICMA analysis using Bloomberg Data (August 2020)
 

APAC G3 corporate bond market by sector

 
Source: ICMA analysis using Bloomberg Data (August 2020)


APAC G3 corporate bond market cumulative issuance since Q1 2010


Source: ICMA analysis using Bloomberg Data (August 2020)

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