The Uzbekistan bond market is represented by government and corporate bonds. Domestic bond market of Uzbekistan is considerably inferior to Eurobond market in terms of volumes and constitutes about 20% of the total volume of country's ...
The Uzbekistan bond market is represented by government and corporate bonds. Domestic bond market of Uzbekistan is considerably inferior to Eurobond market in terms of volumes and constitutes about 20% of the total volume of country's debt market.
The issuance of government securities in Uzbekistan took place from 1996-2011, before being suspended in 2012. Then, in 2018, in order to intensify open market operations and continue the country's economic reform and development path taken in 2017, the Central Bank of Uzbekistan began working closely with the Ministry of Finance to resume issuance of short-term treasury bills, medium-term bonds and central bank notes.
Government securities have a nominal value of UZS 1,000,000, and interest accrued on these securities is income tax free.
The State Internal and External Debt Department, a structural subdivision of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan, is engaged in issuing and managing the national debt of Uzbekistan.
The government debt of Uzbekistan consists of the following types of bonds:
• Short-term discount government bonds with a maturity of under 12 months;
• Mid-term coupon and discount government bonds with maturities of 1.5, 2 and 3 years.
Government securities of the Republic of Uzbekistan are placed by a public auction at the Uzbekistan Republican Currency Exchange (UzRCE), held by the Central Bank of Uzbekistan as instructed by the Ministry of Finance.
Information on the auction, issue parameters and conditions is published by the Central Bank at least seven days prior to the date of the auction. Results of the auction are published on the official website of the Central Bank and UzRCE.