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


AgencyRatingOutlookDate
S&PD N/A Aug 21 2020
Moody'sC N/A Jul 27 2020
FitchRD N/A Mar 18 2020
S&PSD N/A Mar 11 2020
FitchC N/A Mar 09 2020
S&PCC Negative Feb 21 2020
Moody'sCa Stable Feb 21 2020
FitchCC N/A Dec 12 2019
S&PCCC Negative Nov 16 2019
Moody'sCaa2 Under Review Nov 05 2019
S&PB- Negative Watch Oct 24 2019
Moody'sCaa1 Under Review Oct 01 2019
FitchCCC Negative Aug 23 2019
S&PB- Negative Mar 01 2019
Moody'sCaa1 Stable Jan 21 2019
FitchB- Negative Dec 18 2018
Moody'sB3 Negative Dec 13 2018
Moody'sB3 Stable Aug 25 2017
S&PB- Stable Sep 02 2016
Fitch B- Stable Jul 14 2016
S&PB- Negative Sep 11 2015
Moody'sB2 Negative Dec 16 2014
S&PB- Stable Apr 11 2014
FitchB Negative Dec 19 2013
S&PB- Negative Nov 01 2013
Moody'sB1 Negative May 14 2013
S&PB Negative May 28 2012
FitchB Stable Nov 21 2011
S&PB Stable Jan 18 2011
Moody'sB1 Stable Apr 13 2010
FitchB Stable Mar 31 2010
S&PB Positive Dec 22 2009
Moody'sB2 Positive Dec 18 2009
Moody'sB2 Stable Apr 01 2009
Moody'sB3 Positive Dec 11 2008
S&PB- Stable Aug 05 2008
Moody'sB3 Stable Mar 25 2008
S&PCCC+ Stable Jan 31 2008
Moody'sB3 Negative Nov 21 2006
S&PB- Negative Sep 11 2006
FitchB- Stable Jul 14 2006
FitchB- Positive Nov 18 2005
Moody'sB3 Stable Mar 24 2005
S&PB- Stable Oct 10 2003
S&PB- Positive Apr 24 2003
S&PB- Stable Dec 18 2002
S&PB- Negative Apr 10 2002
S&PB Negative Sep 28 2001
FitchB- Stable Sep 21 2001
Moody'sB2 Negative Jul 30 2001
S&PB+ Negative May 25 2001
FitchB+ Stable Feb 02 2001
FitchBB- Negative Sep 21 2000
S&PB+ Stable Sep 18 2000
FitchBB- N/A Jun 04 1998
FitchBB Negative Watch Feb 11 1998
S&PBB- Negative Feb 05 1998
FitchBB N/A Feb 26 1997
S&PBB- Stable Feb 26 1997
Moody'sB1 Stable Feb 26 1997

 S&PMoody'sFitchDBRSTE
B+ B1 35
BBB BBB+ 62
CCC+ Caa1 CCC 21
CCC+ Ca CCC CCC 15
Ba3 B+ 16
BBB+ BB 55
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AAA 96
BB+ Ba2 BB+ 48
BB Ba2 50
B+ B2 B+ 35
BB- Ba3 BB- 40
B- Caa1 22
B B3 B 28
AA Aa3 AA- AA (high) 86
CCC+ Caa1 14
B+ B2 B 31
A+ A2 N/A 78
B+ B2 B 33
B B3 27
BBB+ A2 70
BB- Ba2 BB- BB (low) 42
BBB Baa1 BBB 60
B 25
N/A B2 30
B- B2 B 28
AAA Aaa AA+ AAA 100
B B- 27
Aa3 85
A+ A1 A- N/A 78
A+ A1 A+ A (high) 80
BBB- Baa2 BBB- BBB 57
CCC+ Caa1 20
B B2 B 31
BBB- Ba2 BBB- 51
Caa2 15
BBB- Ba2 BBB- BBB (low) 50
AA- Aa3 AA- 83
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
BB- Ba3 BB- 40
B- Caa3 B- 18
B B2 B+ 30
B- B3 B- 25
AA- A1 AA- AA (low) 83
B B2 B 30
AA Aaa AAA AAA 98
BB- Ba3 40
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) 96
AA Aa2 AA AA (high) 92
N/A Caa1 CCC 26
BB Ba2 BB 45
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
B- B3 B 23
BB- B1 BB BB (low) 37
SD
BB- Ba1 BB- 45
BB- B1 35
AA+ Aa3 AA- 90
BBB Baa3 BBB 58
A A2 A 75
BBB- Baa3 BBB- BBB 56
BBB Baa2 BBB 60
B- Caa1 B- 23
AA- A2 A+ A (high) 78
N/A Aa3 90
AA- A1 A+ 81
BBB Baa3 BBB- BBB (high) 61
Ba3 B+ 37
B+ B2 B+ 33
A+ A1 A A (high) 77
B+ B1 BB- 36
BBB- Baa3 BBB 56
B+ B2 B+ 33
AA- A1 AA 88
NR B2 30
Caa2 CCC 20
A+ A3 A- A (low) 73
D C RD 11
B 30
AAA 100
A+ A3 A A 75
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
Aa3 AA 87
BB- BB+ 45
A- A3 A- 70
B3 B 30
Caa1 25
A- A2 A+ A (high) 75
Baa1 65
BBB Baa1 BBB- BBB 60
B3 25
B B3 B 28
B+ B1 35
BBB- 55
BBB- Ba1 BB+ 53
CCC+ Caa2 CCC 14
Ba2 BB 45
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA Aaa AA 93
B- B3 B- 25
B3
B- B2 B 28
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
B+ Ba3 BB- 40
B- B3 B- 25
BBB+ Baa1 BBB 63
B- B2 30
BB Ba1 BB+ 46
BBB+ A3 BBB+ N/A 65
BBB+ Baa2 BBB 61
A- A2 A- A 71
BBB Baa3 BBB BBB (high) 71
D 0
AA- Aa3 AA- 85
CCC+ Caa2 CCC 20
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 55
BBB- Baa3 BBB 55
B+ B2 B+ 33
BB+ 55
A- A1 A 75
B+ Ba3 37
BB+ Ba3 BB+ 46
B+ 45
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 98
A+ A2 A A (high) 76
AA- A3 A A (high) 75
B3 25
BB- Ba1 BB 46
AA Aa2 AA- 86
A Baa1 A- A 71
B- Caa1 B- 26
B3 25
CCC Caa3 C 15
B3 30
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA- Aa3 AA- 83
B- B3 25
B2 35
BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ 65
B B3 30
BBB- Ba1 52
N/A B2 B 30
B+ B2 BB- BB (high) 36
B B2 B+ 31
B B3 B 26
AA Aa2 AA 90
AA Aa3 AA- AAA 91
AA+ Aaa AAA AAA 98
BBB Baa2 BBB- BBB (low) 55
BB- B1 BB- 38
SD WR RD 11
BB Ba3 BB 43
SD Ca C 30


Credit 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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