Bonds Apr 27

5.3trn yuan of bonds issued in March

China boost to revive coronavirus-hit economy surges to 103trn yuan of outstanding debt

by Nadeem Xu
5.3 trn yuan of bonds issued in March
PBoC has issued trillions of yuan in debt to resuscitate the economy.

(ATF) The value of bonds issued in China totaled 5.3 trillion yuan ($748.6 billion) in March, data from the central bank showed on Sunday.

Treasury bond issuance amounted to 370 billion yuan, while local government bond issuance was worth 387.5 billion yuan, according to a statement by the People's Bank of China (PBoC).

By the end of March, the size of the outstanding bond market debt was 103 trillion yuan.

China has accelerated the local government bond issuance this year to launch projects to mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus epidemic. The debt balance of local governments stood at 22.5 trillion yuan at the end of last month.