According to the NBU Depository, since russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the amount redeemed by the government on domestic debt instruments has exceeded the volumes raised to the state budget through auctions to sell domestic government debt securities by UAH 55,386.8 million.
Specifically, from 24 February to 18 September 2022, the Ukrainian government spent UAH 149,216.0 million, USD 1,539.4 million, and EUR 168 million to redeem domestic government debt securities; instead, UAH 99,496.8 million, USD 957.1 million, and EUR 468.4 million were raised from placement of new debt instruments through auctions.
Starting in April, the amounts raised by the government through auctions to sell domestic government debt securities were lower than it spent for redemption of domestic debt instruments. Specifically:
- the deficit under domestic debt transactions of the government was UAH 2,850.5 million in April
- UAH 411.0 million in May
- UAH 20,997.2 million in June
- UAH 17,095.7 million in July
- UAH 24,456.2 million in August, and
- UAH 241.1 million since early September.
Under martial law, the Ministry of Finance raised interest rates several times, on 6-, 12-, and 14-month hryvnia domestic government debt securities up to 12.0%, 14.0% and 16.0% per annum, respectively, and 3-, 6- and 12-month U.S. dollar domestic government debt securities up to 3.5%, 4.0%, and 4.5% per annum, respectively, the most recent increase seen on 9 August 2022.
Yields on 3-month hryvnia domestic government debt securities have not changed since the full-scale war unveiled and made 9.5%, nor on euro war bonds (2.5% per annum for all maturities).
Last week, the Ministry of Finance introduced a new type of war bonds, maturing in 18 month, and issued them at 16%.
Find below detailed statistics by NBU Depository on war bonds offered through auctions
As of 19 September 2022, primary dealer banks hold the largest portfolio of war bonds.
The second-large portfolio is held by Ukrainians and domestic businesses. It comprises
- UAH 13,800.4 million (15.5% of the total value of purchased hryvnia-denominated war bonds)
- USD 199.1 million (22.6% of the total value of U.S. dollar-denominated war bonds)
- EUR 149.9 million (52.4% of the total value of euro-denominated war bonds).
Nonresidents hold over UAH 1,153.5 million and USD 2 million in military domestic government debt securities.
Find out more about the military domestic government debt securities here. The table presents data at the amortized face value.
Today, everyone can purchase war bonds and strengthen the financial defense of Ukraine.
On 22 March 2022, the NBU began to publish weekly statistics of the NBU Depository related to war bond transactions. Pevious data are available by tag war bonds.
Differences between the amounts raised in auctions to sell war bonds and redemptions on domestic debt instruments are presented in U.S. dollar equivalent at the NBU’s official exchange rates