Securities issues by French residents 2020Q2

Non-residents bought 42 % of the important issues of the quarter of French debts
  • In the second quarter of 2020, net issues of French debt securities amounted to €284 billion, which is a historical high. General government issued €182 billion of which €135 billion at short term. Non-resident investors purchased a net total of €119 billion.


  • At the end of June 2020, the share of non-residents in the holdings of long-term debt securities decreased to 55.7%, compared with 56.7% at the end of March 2020. This drop mainly concerned securities issued by general government, whose non-resident holdings declined to 50.3% at the end of June 2020, after 52% at the end of March 2020.

Graph 1 : Non-resident holdings of long-term debt (by resident issuer sector)
Graph 2 : Breakdown by holder sector of securities issued by residents (total debt and quoted shares) at end of june 2020
This document is prepared by the General Directorate of Statistics, Economics and International of the Banque de France (Balance of Payments Directorate). Issuance data is based on issuers' reporting, while holding statistics is calculated using custodian account statements. Further information on custodian activities : https://www.banque-france.fr/economie-et-statistiques/stats-info/detail/conservation-de-titres.html
"Long-term" stands for securities with an original maturity of more than one year.

Data reported in this document can be revised following quarterly and annual corrections and supplements.
Table 1 : SECURITIES ISSUES BY SECTOR AND SHARE OF NON-RESIDENTS IN THEIR SUBSCRIPTION
(Stocks and flows in billions of euros)
Gross stock Net issues Transactions flows by non-
residents
Net issues Transactions flows by non-
residents
June 2020 (end of month) Annual aggregate Q2 2020
TOTAL 6,406 395 199 285 118
DEBT SECURITIES (1) 4,383 396 212 284 119
Non-financial corporations 694 87 40 57 21
General government (4) 2,289 253 108 182 68
of which short-term issues (4 289 146 81 135 78
of which central government (4) 2,011 168 53 107 25
Banks (2) 1,211 46 54 46 26
of which guaranteed by restricted assets 292 13 10 6 4
of which short-term issues 224 -10 8 19 17
Non-monetary institutions (3) 189 10 10 -1 4
QUOTED SHARES (1) 2,023 -1 -13 1 -1
((1) The total outstanding amount of debt securities is expressed in nominal value. The total outstanding amount of equities is expressed in market value. Transaction flows are expressed in transaction value.
(2) Excluding internal financing operations of banking groups but including issues of financial companies (as defined in article L515-1, Code Monétaire et Financier).
(3) Non-monetary issuer institutions include insurance companies, securitization funds, debt funds, and investment firms.
(4) Total net and unconsolidated issuance (this measure cannot be compared with the overall outstanding amount of securities used for the calculation of national public debt as specified by the Maastricht criteria).
Table 2 : SECURITIES ISSUES BY FRENCH RESIDENTS IN THE EURO AREA
(nominal values, stocks and flows in billions of euros)
Gross stock (by euro area residents) French residents (as % of euro area gross stock) Cumulative gross issues over 4
quarters.
December 2019 (end of month)
Share of French residents in the
gross issues of euro area.
12 month moving aggregate flows
June 2020 (end of month) France Euro area June 2020 (end of month) June 2019 (end of month)
DEBT SECURITIES 18,767 23% 2,501 8,796 28% 28%
Non-financial corporations 1,554 45% 421 922 46% 48%
General government 9,071 25% 1,081 3,082 35% 37%
Banks 4,501 27% 850 2,885 29% 29%
of which short-term issues 535 42% 645 1,988 32% 31%
Non-monetary institutions 3,641 5% 150 1,907 8% 7%
Source and calculations : GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF STATISTICS, ECONOMICS AND INTERNATIONAL
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