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Rating evaluation of individual countries

(Foreign Currency Long-Term Sovereign Debt Ratings)

Last update: 28th February 2019

Investment grades
Aaa Germany, Netherlands, USA, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore, Australia, Luxembourg AAA Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Singapore, Denmark, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Luxembourg Germany, Netherlands, Norway, USA, Switzerland, Singapore, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Luxembourg, Australia
Aa1 Austria, Finland AA+ Austria, Finland, Hong Kong, USA Austria, Finland, Hong Kong
Aa2 France, Hong Kong, Korea, Kuwait, United Kingdom AA Belgium, France, Korea, Kuwait, New Zealand, United Kingdom Belgium, France, Kuwait, New Zealand, S. Arabia, United Kingdom
Aa3 Belgium, Chile, Taiwan AA- CZECH REPUBLIC, Estonia, Israel, Taiwan CZECH REPUBLIC, Estonia, Korea
A1 China, CZECH REPUBLIC, Estonia, Israel, Japan, S. Arabia A+ Chile, China, Ireland, Japan, Slovakia, Slovenia China, Chile, Ireland, Israel, Malta, Slovakia, Taiwan
A2 Ireland, Poland, Slovakia A Iceland, Lithuania Iceland, Japan
A3 Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico A- Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, Poland, S. Arabia, Spain Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Poland, Slovenia, Spain
Baa1 Slovenia, Spain BBB+ Mexico Mexico
Baa2 Bulgaria, India, Indonesia BBB Italy Bulgaria, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Portugal
Baa3 Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Romania, S. Africa BBB- Bulgaria, Cyprus, Hungary, India, Indonesia,  Kazakhstan, Portugal, Romania, Russia Hungary, India, Romania, Russia
Non-investment grades
Ba1 Portugal, Russia BB+ Croatia, S. Africa Cyprus, Croatia, S. Africa
Ba2 Brazil, Croatia BB Serbia Brazil, Macedoni, Serbia, Turkey
Ba3 Cyprus, Serbia, Turkey BB- Brazil, Macedonia, Vietnam Greece
B1 Albania, Vietnam B+ Albania, Greece, Montenegro,Turkey Mongolia, Vietnam
B2   B Argentina, Belarus, Bosna, Egypt Argentina, Egypt
B3 Argentina, Bosnia, Egyp, Greece, Moldova, Pakistan B- Mongolia, Pakistan, Ukraine Pakistan, Ukraine
Caa1 Belarus, Mongolia, Ukraine CCC+    
Caa2 Cuba CCC    
Caa3   CCC-    
Ca   CC    
C   C    
SD   SD    
D   D    


Developmets of the rating of the CR

(Foreign Currency Long-Term Sovereign Debt Ratings)

Last update: 4th ¨February 2019

  Moody's Standard and Poor's Fitch
1992 Ba1
1993 Baa3 BBB
1994 Baa2 BBB+
1995 Baa1 A A-
1996 Baa1 A A-
1997 Baa1 A BBB+
1998 Baa1 A- BBB+
1999 Baa1 A- BBB+
2000 Baa1 A- BBB+
2001 Baa1 A- BBB+
2002 A1 A- BBB+
2003 A1 A- A-
2004 A1 A- A-
2005 A1 A- A
2006 A1 A- A
2007 A1 A A
2008 A1 A A+
2009 A1 A A+
2010 A1 A A+
2011 A1 AA- A+
2012 A1 AA- A+
2013 A1 AA- A+
2014 A1 AA- A+
2015 A1 AA- A+
2016 A1 AA- A+
2017 A1 AA- A+
2018 A1 AA- AA-
2019   AA- AA-