North America HY Bonds League Table Report 2019

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2019 saw a significant increase in high yield bond issuance, peaking at a total volume of USD 253bn, continuing the year-on-year trend of annual increase in volume. This year’s volume surpassed the USD 168bn issued in 2018, according to Debtwire Par, largely driven by the notable increase in debt refinancing transactions (USD 146.7bn from USD 77.5bn).