2019 Green Bond Market Summary

Global green bond and green loan issuance reached an adjusted USD257.7bn in 2019, marking a new global record. The total is up by 51% on the final 2018 figure of USD170.6bn. Of the total, USD10bn (4%) are green loans.

The 2019 volume was primarily driven by the wider European market, which accounted for 45% of global issuance.

Asia-Pacific and North American markets followed at 25% and 23%, respectively.
In 2019, the total amount of green bonds issued in Europe increased by 74% (or USD49.5bn) year-on-year, reaching a total of USD116.7bn.

Report Highlights
  • A new global record: USD257.7bn total green bond issuance*
  • 51% growth on 2018 annual figure
  • 1788 green bonds from 496 issuers
  • 250 new issuers, contributing USD67.8bn to the annual total
  • 51 jurisdictions, of which 8 are new
  • Green loans at 4% & growing
  • Single largest green bond via Dutch State Treasury Agency (DSTA) Climate Bonds Certified at EUR5.99bn (USD6.66bn)
  • Climate Bonds Certifications pass the cumulative USD100bn milestone

The information provided in this report is of a general nature and has been prepared for information purposes only. It is not intended to constitute research or as advice for any investor. The information in this report is not and should not be construed or considered as an offer, recommendation or solicitation for investments. Investors are advised to make their own independent evaluation of the information contained in this report, consider their own individual investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs and should seek appropriate personalised financial advice from a qualified professional to suit individual circumstances and risk profile.
The information contained in this report is prepared from data believed to be correct and reliable at the time of issuance of this report. While every effort is made to ensure the information is up-to-date and correct, Bond and Sukuk Information Platform Sdn Bhd (“the Company”) does not make any guarantee, representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the adequacy, accuracy, completeness, reliability or fairness of any such information contained in this report and accordingly, neither the Company nor any of its affiliates nor its related persons shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever for any consequences (including but not limited to any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profits and damages) of any reliance thereon or usage thereof.

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