Credit Ratings

Credit ratings are assigned to sovereigns and businesses by international credit rating agencies. A credit rating measures the relative risk that an entity (Government or company) will fail to meet its financial commitments, such as interest payments and repayment of principal, on a timely basis.

These relative risks are mapped into discrete rating notches that are expressed in terms of alphabetic identifiers. For example, from the most creditworthy to the least, Fitch and S&P use AAA, AA, A, BBB for investment grade long-term credit risk, and BB, B, CCC, CC, C, and D for non-investment grade long-term credit risk. The long-term foreign-currency rating is the most commonly used by investors and analysts. In the following table users can find the updated credit rating for long-term Uruguayan bonds.

Excel Table: Credit Rating Track Record 

Agency  Long Term Foreign Currency   Long Term Local Currency   Outlook   Last Rating Update 
Fitch Ratings BBB- BBB- Negative October 2020
S&P BBB A-2 Stable April 2020
R&I BBB - Positive February 2020
DBRS  BBB (low) BBB (low)   Stable   January 2020
Moody's Baa2 Baa2   Stable August 2019

Source: Credit Rating Agencies


Rating Agencies Credit Analysis and Press Releases


Standard and Poors


Fitch Ratings


Rating and Investment


Sovereign Debt Management Unit

Ministry of Economy and Finance of Uruguay
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Última Actualización: 29/10/2020