Bulgaria | Credit Rating

Standard & Poor's credit rating for Bulgaria stands at BBB- with stable outlook. Moody's credit rating for Bulgaria was last set at Baa2 with stable outlook. Fitch's credit rating for Bulgaria was last reported at BBB with stable outlook. In general, a credit rating is used by sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other investors to gauge the credit worthiness of Bulgaria thus having a big impact on the country's borrowing costs. This page includes the government debt credit rating for Bulgaria as reported by major credit rating agencies.



AgencyRatingOutlookDate
S&PBBB- Stable Dec 01 2017
FitchBBB Stable Dec 01 2017
FitchBBB- Positive Jun 02 2017
S&PBB+ Positive Jun 02 2017
TE53 Stable Apr 16 2016
S&PBB+ Stable Dec 12 2014
S&PBBB- Stable Jun 13 2014
FitchBBB- Stable Jan 10 2014
S&PBBB Negative Dec 13 2013
FitchBBB- Stable Dec 13 2011
Moody'sBaa2 Stable Jul 22 2011
FitchBBB- Positive May 24 2011
Moody'sBaa3 Positive Watch Apr 05 2011
S&PBBB Stable Dec 01 2009
FitchBBB- Negative Apr 30 2009
FitchBBB- Stable Nov 09 2008
S&PBBB Negative Oct 30 2008
S&PBBB+ Negative Watch Oct 23 2008
FitchBBB Negative Jan 31 2008
S&PBBB+ Stable Oct 26 2006
Moody'sBaa3 Stable Mar 01 2006
Moody'sBa1 Positive Watch Dec 21 2005
S&PBBB Positive Oct 27 2005
FitchBBB Stable Aug 17 2005
S&PBBB- Positive Feb 10 2005
Moody'sBa1 Stable Nov 17 2004
Moody'sBa2 Positive Watch Aug 25 2004
FitchBBB- Positive Aug 04 2004
S&PBBB- Stable Jun 24 2004
FitchBB+ Positive Jul 24 2003
Moody'sBa2 Positive Jun 05 2003
S&PBB+ Stable May 22 2003
Moody'sB1 Positive Dec 16 2002
FitchBB Positive Oct 29 2002
S&PBB Positive Oct 07 2002
FitchBB- Stable Jan 14 2002
Moody'sB1 Stable Dec 19 2001
S&PBB- Stable Nov 07 2001
FitchB+ Positive Sep 21 2000
S&PB+ Positive May 10 2000
S&PB Positive Nov 23 1998
FitchB+ N/A Apr 17 1998
Moody'sB2 Stable Dec 26 1997
Moody'sB3 Stable Sep 27 1996


 S&PMoody'sFitchDBRSTE
B+ B1 35
BBB BBB 65
B- B2 B 41
B+ B2 B B 15
B1 B+ 43
BBB+ BBB- 63
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 97
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AAA 96
BB+ Ba2 BB+ 55
BB+ Baa3 65
B+ B1 BB+ 60
BB- Ba3 BB- 40
CCC+ Caa3 53
B Caa1 B- 25
AA Aa3 AA- AA (high) 88
B- B3 25
N/A N/A 30
A+ A2 N/A 91
BB Ba3 BB- 38
B B3 28
A- A2 73
BB Ba2 BB BB 34
BBB- Baa2 BBB 53
B 30
N/A B2 30
B B2 B 30
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
B B 35
Aa3 85
A+ Aa3 A N/A 78
A+ A1 A+ A (high) 80
BBB- Baa2 BBB BBB 52
CCC+ B3 25
BB- Ba2 BB 50
BB Ba2 BB 45
Caa2 20
BB+ Ba3 BB BB (low) 36
AA- A1 A+ 81
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
BB- Ba3 BB- 36
B- B3 B 29
B- B3 B 28
CCC+ Caa1 B- 41
AA- A1 A+ AA (low) 81
B B1 B 31
AA AAA 99
B+ Ba3 33
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) 96
AA Aa2 AA AAA 90
N/A B3 B 40
BB- Ba2 BB- 38
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
B- B3 B 31
B- Caa2 B- CCC (high) 10
SD
BB- Ba1 BB 49
BB- B1 33
AA+ Aa2 AA+ 95
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 47
A A3 A 55
BBB- Baa2 BBB- BBB 48
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 46
B- Caa1 B- 25
A+ A2 A A (high) 70
N/A Aa2 98
A+ A1 A+ 76
BBB Baa2 BBB BBB (high) 60
Ba3 B+ 38
B B3 B 24
A+ A1 A A 78
B+ B1 45
BBB- Baa3 BBB 61
B+ B1 B+ 20
AA Aa2 AA 90
NR B2 30
A- A3 A- A (low) 69
B- B3 B- 31
B+ 40
AAA 100
A- A3 A- A (low) 69
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
Aa3 AA- 88
BB- BB 48
A- A3 A- 66
B2 B+
A- A3 A+ A 74
Baa1 65
BBB+ A3 BBB+ BBB (high) 60
B3 25
B- Caa1 B- 36
B+ B1 40
BBB- 55
BBB- Ba1 BBB- 54
SD Caa3 CC 30
Ba1 BB+ 55
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA Aaa AA 90
B+ B2 B+ 33
B B2 B+ 28
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
BB Baa2 BBB- 78
B B3 B 19
BBB Baa2 BBB 60
B+ B2 35
BB Ba1 BB 41
BBB+ A3 BBB+ N/A 60
BBB Baa2 BBB 53
BBB+ A2 A- A 67
BBB- Ba1 BB+ BBB (low) 44
D 0
AA- Aa3 AA- 87
CCC+ B3 CC 30
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 52
BB+ Ba1 BBB- 43
B B2 B+ 30
BBB- 65
A- A1 A+ 86
B+ Ba3 35
BB- Ba3 BB- 36
BB- 30
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 98
A+ A2 A+ A (high) 80
A+ Baa1 A- A 61
B3 25
BB Baa3 BB+ 49
AA Aa2 AA- 84
BBB+ Baa2 BBB+ A (low) 62
B+ B1 B+ 38
B3 25
B B1 B- 39
B2
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA- Aa3 AA- 82
B- B3
BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ 63
BBB+ Ba1 68
BB- B1 B+ 44
BB Ba1 BB+ BB (high) 44
B B2 B+ 33
B- Caa2 B- 15
AA Aa2 AA 90
AA Aa2 AA AAA 95
AA+ Aaa AAA AAA 97
BBB Baa2 BBB- BBB (low) 56
SD Caa3 RD 5
BB- B1 BB- 29
B B3 B 34


Ratings

TE S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS Description
100 AAA Aaa AAA AAA Prime
95 AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) High grade
90 AA Aa2 AA AA
85 AA- Aa3 AA- AA (low)
80 A+ A1 A+ A (high) Upper medium grade
75 A A2 A A
70 A- A3 A- A (low)
65 BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ BBB (high) Lower medium grade
60 BBB Baa2 BBB BBB
55 BBB- Baa3 BBB- BBB (low)
50 BB+ Ba1 BB+ BB (high) Non-investment grade
speculative
45 BB Ba2 BB BB
40 BB- Ba3 BB- BB (low)
35 B+ B1 B+ B (high) Highly speculative
30 B B2 B B
25 B- B3 B- B (low)
20 CCC+ Caa1 CCC CCC (high) Substantial risks
15 CCC Caa2 CCC Extremely speculative
10 CCC- Caa3 CCC (low) In default with little
prospect for recovery
  CC Ca CC
5 C C C
0 D / DDD   In default
/ DD D
D
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