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Press Release

March 28, 2016

Ministry of Finance

Issuance Amounts for Auctions for Enhanced-Liquidity on April-June 2016

Eligible issues will be, among coupon-bearing bonds with (i) remaining maturities of 1-5 years ,(ii) remaining maturities of 5-15.5 years and (iii) remaining maturities of 15.5-39 years, as listed on the table below.
The maximum issuance amount for each auction will be as shown below. Issues eligible for the first auction and the second auction of April and June 2016 will be those selected from (iii) and (ii) below respectively.Issues eligible for the first auction and the second auction of May 2016 will be those selected from (i) and (ii) below respectively. The plan could be changed owing to market conditions and others. 

April 2016May 2016June 2016
(i) Issues with remaining maturities of 1-5 years
【May】
-2-years (issue numbers 352 to 362)
-5-years (issue numbers 105 to 126)
-10-years (issue numbers 286 to 314)
-20-years (issue numbers 36 to 50)
Approximately 200 billion yen
(ii) Issues with remaining maturities of 5-15.5 years
【April ・ May ・ June】
   -10-years (issue numbers 315 to 341)
   -20-years (issue numbers 51 to 131)
   -30-years (issue numbers 1 to 5)
Approximately 500 billion yen Approximately 500 billion yen Approximately 500 billion yen
(iii) Issues with remaining maturities of 15.5-39 years
【April】
   -20-years (issue numbers 132 to 155)
   -30-years (issue numbers 6 to 49)
   -40-years (issue numbers 1 to 7)
【June】
   -20-years (issue numbers 132 to 155)
   -30-years (issue numbers 6 to 49)
   -40-years (issue numbers 1 to 8)
Approximately 400 billion yen Approximately 400 billion yen

【Note】

1. Remaining maturities are calculated starting from the first day of each quarter (i.e., April 1).

2. Eligible issues for 2-year JGBs in (i)zone will be those with remaining maturities of more than one year as May
1st 2016 except new issued bond.