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Number of countries rated by Standard & Poor's worldwide, by rating category as of March 2019
Countries by Standard & Poor's rating category in March 2019
The statistic shows the rating categories of global countries set by the rating agency Standard & Poor's as of March 2019. Rating agencies are private, profit-oriented companies which rate the reliability of companies and states. The most influential rating agencies are the U.S. agencies Moody's, Standard & Poor's and Fitch.
In March 2019, Standard & Poor's rated 7 countries as category A+, meaning that the state bonds of these countries are a safe investment.
Number of countries rated by Standard & Poor's worldwide, by rating category as of March 2019
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

March 5, 2019

Supplementary notes

At the time of the survey, Standard & Poor's rated the reliability of 126 countries in total.

Standard & Poor's rating categories:
AAA: Rated as the highest quality and lowest credit risk.
AA+, AA, AA-: Rated as high quality and very low credit risk.
A+, A, A-: Rated as upper-medium grade and low credit risk.
BBB+, BBB, BBB-: Rated as medium grade, with some speculative elements and moderate credit risk.
BB+, BB, BB-: Judged to have speculative elements and a significant credit risk.
B+, B, B-: Judged as being speculative and a high credit risk.
CCC+, CCC, CCC-: Rated as poor quality and very high credit risk.
CC: Judged to be highly speculative and with likelihood of being near or in default, but some possibility of recovering principal and interest.
SD: Selected default.
D: Rated as the lowest quality, usually in default and low likelihood of recovering principal or interest.

Countries by Standard & Poor's rating category in March 2019
The statistic shows the rating categories of global countries set by the rating agency Standard & Poor's as of March 2019. Rating agencies are private, profit-oriented companies which rate the reliability of companies and states. The most influential rating agencies are the U.S. agencies Moody's, Standard & Poor's and Fitch.
In March 2019, Standard & Poor's rated 7 countries as category A+, meaning that the state bonds of these countries are a safe investment.
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