Bolivia: bonds

Beginning with the administration of President Morales in 2006, Bolivia has implemented a new economic, social, communitarian and productive model in which the public sector actively participates in boosting economic growth by channeling investment and creating state enterprises. Despite the global financial crisis that began in 2008, the country generally benefited from favorable economic conditions between 2006 and 2012. Bolivia economy and public finances strengthened significantly during this period as a result of real GDP growth, higher exports, higher hydrocarbon production, and fiscal austerity measures such as lowering the salaries of Government employees, including the President, and increasing financial transparency through the elimination of reserve funds for public authorities.
Real GDP grew by 5.2% in 2012, compared to 5.2% and 4.1% in 2011 and 2010, respectively, which was primarily the result of higher hydrocarbons production and manufacturing. Of the 5.2% growth in real GDP in 2012, 4.3% was due to domestic demand growth and 0.9% was due to external demand growth, compared to 4.6% and 0.6%, respectively, in 2011. The increase in domestic demand was primarily the result of increased household consumption and public and private investment.
As of December 31, 2012, Bolivia total outstanding public debt was U.S.$8,952.5 million, an increase of 3.8% as compared to U.S.$8,625.1 million as of December 31, 2011. Gross public debt (domestic and external) has fallen significantly over the last decade, benefiting from the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative program (the “MDRI program”) and fiscal surpluses. The portfolio composition of Bolivia total public debt has also changed significantly since 2000. In 2000, total public debt balance was composed of 20% domestic debt and 80% external debt. This was substantially reversed in 2012 as domestic debt increased to 52.2% of total public debt and external debt decreased to 47.8% of total public debt, which was primarily the result of policies implemented by the Government, various external debt relief programs, excess liquidity in the domestic financial market and increased confidence by the domestic financial market in our management of fiscal accounts.

Outstanding bond issues

Сurrency Outstanding bond issues Cumulative volume
sovereign
BOB 324 11 031 791 000
USD 3 2 000 000 000
corporate
BOB 57 5 695 370 000
USD 26 548 874 712

Sovereign rating

Rating AgencyRatingRating scaleDate
Dagong Credit *** International scale rating (foreign curr.) ***
Dagong Credit *** International scale rating (local curr.) ***
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) *** Country Risk Classifications ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- foreign currency ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- local currency ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Foreign Currency LT ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Local Currency LT ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (foreign curr.) ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (local curr.) ***
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Latest bond issues

issue ISIN coupon volume end of placement maturity date
Bolivia, 4.5% 20mar2028, USD - International bonds USP37878AC26 4.5% 1 000 000 000  USD 03/13/2017 03/20/2028
Bolivia, 4 1feb2047 - Domestic bonds 4% 50 000 000  BOB 03/08/2017 02/01/2047
Bolivia, 4 18jan2047 - Domestic bonds 4% 50 000 000  BOB 02/22/2017 01/18/2047
Bolivia, 4.1 24dec2066 - Domestic bonds 4.1% 5 000 000  BOB 02/22/2017 12/24/2066
Bolivia, 3.8 23jan2037 - Domestic bonds 3.8% 20 000 000  BOB 02/15/2017 01/23/2037
Bolivia, 4 11jan2047 - Domestic bonds 4% 50 000 000  BOB 02/15/2017 01/11/2047
Bolivia, 4.1 17dec2066 - Domestic bonds 4.1% 5 000 000  BOB 02/15/2017 12/17/2066
Bolivia, 4.3 16oct2116 - Domestic bonds 4.3% 5 000 000  BOB 02/15/2017 10/16/2116
Bolivia, 3.8 16jan2037 - Domestic bonds 3.8% 20 000 000  BOB 02/08/2017 01/16/2037
Bolivia, 4 4jan2047 - Domestic bonds 4% 50 000 000  BOB 02/08/2017 01/04/2047

World Bond market statistics

Quarterly indices

Type IV 2016 III 2016 II 2016 I 2016 IV 2015 III 2015 II 2015
BIS volume of international-bond market of emerging countries
Bolivian international bonds, USD bln 1.700 1.700 1.700 1.700 1.700 1.700 1.700
BIS net issues of international-bond market of emerging countries
International-bond net issue of Bolivia, USD bln       0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Currencies

Daily indices

Type: 03/23/2017 03/22/2017 03/21/2017 03/20/2017 03/17/2017 03/16/2017 03/15/2017
Exchange Rates (Emerging Markets)
USD/BOB 6.8700 6.9096 6.9096 6.8830 6.8800 6.9096 6.9266
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Bonds prices

issue volume maturity date bid prices ask prices
date bid price yield date ask price yield
Bolivia, 4.875% 29oct2022, USD   USD 10/29/2022 05/18/2016 ***.* *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Bolivia, 5.95% 22aug2023, USD   USD 08/22/2023 05/18/2016 ***.* *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.*
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