Since the beginning of the full-scale war, the Government of Ukraine has raised almost UAH 429 billion equivalent from the sale of OVDP bonds at auctions – the depository of the NBU


From the beginning of the full-scale war until April 30, 2023, the Government of Ukraine raised UAH 288,372.9 million and USD 2,956.8 million from the placement of OVDP bonds at auctions. USA and EUR 1,064.2 million. UAH 291,997.9 million and USD 3,812.8 million were allocated to repayment of domestic debt securities for the same period. USA and 662.6 million euros. This is evidenced by the data of the NBU depository.

In April 2023, payments on bonds of the domestic state loan exceeded the borrowing of the Ministry of Finance on the domestic debt market by UAH 6,248.0 million (equivalent). At the same time, during January-April of this year, the corresponding balance was positive and amounted to UAH 61,031.3 million.

The maximum yield of military bonds placed in April was 19.60% per annum in hryvnias, and 4.85% per annum in US dollars. There was no placement of military government bonds denominated in euros in April.

We remind you that today everyone can participate in the purchase of military bonds and support the financial defense of Ukraine.

Below are detailed statistics of the NBU depository as of May 1, 2023, exclusively regarding military government bonds placed at auctions.

The largest volume of these securities, as before, is concentrated by banks – primary dealers.

The second largest in terms of volume is the portfolio of military bonds owned by citizens and businesses of Ukraine. In April, it was:

  • UAH 24,586.1 million or 35.4% of the total volume of purchased hryvnia military government bonds (as of April 3 – UAH 20,843.8 million or 27.0%);
  • 710.1 million dollars. US or 39.3% of the total volume of military government bonds denominated in dollars. USA (as of April 3 – 690.5 million USD or 37.7%);
  • EUR 50.0 million or 8.5% of the total volume of government bonds denominated in euros (as of April 3 – EUR 49.3 million or 8.4%).

The amount of military bonds of the domestic state loan owned by non-residents is UAH 4,968.22 million and USD 0.5 million. USA.

In April, the Ministry of Finance paid off military bonds denominated in hryvnias in the amount of UAH 17,969.1 million, as well as USD 270.7 million. USA.

More detailed statistics on military bonds are posted at link. The data in the table are given by nominal and amortized cost.

For reference

On March 22, 2022, the National Bank started publishing statistics of the NBU depository on military bonds on a weekly basis. From the beginning of 2023, the National Bank switched to monthly publication of relevant releases as of the first day of the month. Previous data can be viewed by tag military OVDP.

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