Standard & Poor's credit rating for Papua New Guinea stands at B with stable outlook. Moody's credit rating for Papua New Guinea was last set at B2 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 Papua New Guinea thus having a big impact on the country's borrowing costs. This page includes the government debt credit rating for Papua New Guinea as reported by major credit rating agencies.



AgencyRatingOutlookDate
Moody'sB2 Stable Feb 15 2019
S&PB Stable Apr 16 2018
Moody'sB2 Negative Mar 23 2018
Moody'sB2 Stable Apr 25 2016
Moody'sB1 Negative Watch Feb 25 2016
S&PB+ Negative Oct 08 2015
Moody'sB1 Negative May 18 2015
S&PB+ Stable Oct 29 2012
S&PB+ Negative Jan 27 2012
S&PB+ Stable Sep 13 2007
S&PB Stable Dec 06 2005
S&PB Positive Dec 21 2004
S&PB Stable Dec 21 2003
S&PB Negative Oct 08 2002
S&PB Stable Aug 06 2001
S&PB+ Negative Mar 21 2001
S&PB+ Stable Jun 29 2000
S&PB+ Negative Sep 01 1999
S&PB+ Negative Watch Jul 26 1999
S&PB+ Stable Jan 25 1999
Moody'sB1 Stable Dec 31 1998


 S&PMoody'sFitchDBRSTE
B+ B1 26
BBB BBB+ 62
B- B3 B 26
CCC- Caa2 CC CC 12
Ba3 B+ 14
BBB+ BBB- 60
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 40
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AAA 96
BB+ Ba2 BB+ 50
BB+ Baa3 52
B+ B2 BB- 35
BB- Ba3 BB- 40
SD Caa1 15
B B3 B 26
AA Aa3 AA- AA (high) 88
B- B3 20
B+ B2 B 32
A+ A2 N/A 78
BB- Ba3 BB- 40
B B3 27
A- A2 72
BB- Ba2 BB- BB (low) 42
BBB- Baa2 BBB 58
B 25
N/A B2 30
B B2 B 30
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
B B 30
Aa3 85
A+ A1 A N/A 80
A+ A1 A+ A (high) 80
BBB- Baa2 BBB BBB 58
CCC+ Caa1 20
B+ B1 B+ 38
BBB- Ba2 BBB- 50
Caa2 15
BBB- Ba2 BBB- BBB (low) 50
AA- Aa3 AA- 83
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
BB- Ba3 BB- 38
B- B3 B- 25
B B2 B+ 30
B- B3 B- 23
AA- A1 AA- AA (low) 81
B B1 B 31
AA Aaa AAA AAA 98
BB- Ba3 37
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) 96
AA Aa2 AA AAA 92
N/A Caa1 B 26
BB Ba2 BB 43
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
B B3 B 23
B+ B1 BB- BB (low) 35
SD
BB- Ba1 BB 45
BB- B1 35
AA+ Aa2 AA 91
BBB Baa3 BBB 56
A A3 A 73
BBB- Baa2 BBB- BBB 56
BBB Baa2 BBB 58
B- Caa1 B- 25
A+ A2 A+ A (high) 76
N/A Aa2 92
AA- A1 A+ 80
BBB Baa3 BBB BBB (high) 62
Ba3 B+ 38
B+ B3 B+ 30
A+ A1 A A (high) 77
B+ B1 BB- 35
BBB- Baa3 BBB 56
B+ B2 B+ 35
AA Aa2 AA 90
NR B2 30
A A3 A- A (low) 71
B- Caa1 CCC 21
B 35
AAA 100
A A3 A- A 72
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
Aa3 AA 85
BB- BB+ 42
A- A3 A- 66
B2 B+ 32
A- A2 A+ A (high) 73
Baa1 65
BBB+ A3 BBB BBB (high) 65
B3 25
B B3 B 26
B+ B1 35
BBB- 55
BBB- Ba1 BBB- 53
SD Caa2 RD 12
Ba1 BB 50
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA Aaa AA 93
B- B2 B- 26
B B2 B+ 31
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
BB Ba1 BB+ 48
B- B3 B- 26
BBB+ Baa1 BBB 61
B B2 30
BB Ba1 BB+ 46
BBB+ A3 BBB+ N/A 65
BBB+ Baa2 BBB 60
A- A2 A- A 71
BBB Baa3 BBB BBB (high) 23
D 0
AA- Aa3 AA- 85
B- Caa2 CCC 20
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 55
BBB- Baa3 BBB 55
B+ B2 B+ 31
BBB- 55
A- A1 A 76
B+ Ba3 37
BB Ba3 BB+ 43
BB 40
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 98
A+ A2 A+ A (high) 78
AA- Baa1 A A 75
B3 25
BB Baa3 BB+ 50
AA Aa2 AA- 86
A Baa1 A- A 70
B B2 B 31
B3 25
B B2 B- 28
B2
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA- Aa3 AA- 83
B- B3 25
B1
BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ 65
B
BBB Ba1 57
N/A B2 B+ 31
B+ B1 BB- BB (high) 38
B B2 B+ 33
B Caa1 B 25
AA Aa2 AA 90
AA Aa2 AA AAA 92
AA+ Aaa AAA AAA 98
BBB Baa2 BBB- BBB (low) 55
BB- B1 BB- 40
SD WR RD 11
BB Ba3 BB 43
CCC+ Caa2 CCC 30


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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