Research Quarterly: Fixed Income – Issuance and Trading

Fixed income markets are an integral component to economic growth, providing efficient, long term and cost effective funding.

The U.S. fixed income markets are the largest in the world, comprising 39.5% of the $135.5 trillion securities outstanding across the globe, or $53.6 trillion (as of 2Q23). This is 2.1x the next largest market, the EU. U.S. market share has averaged 38.5% over the last 10 years, troughing at 36.7% in 2020 and peaking at 40.8% in 2015.


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About the Report

The SIFMA Research Quarterlies contain data, statistics and chartbooks on U.S. markets and financial institutions. The fixed income reports are split into two – (1) issuance and trading, (2) outstanding – given a delay in the reporting of outstanding data. The reports cover data on total U.S. fixed income markets, as captured in the SIFMA Research databases: U.S. Treasuries, mortgage-backed securities, corporate bonds, municipal securities, federal agency securities, asset-backed securities, money markets (outstanding only), repurchase agreements (outstanding only), secured overnight financing rate (SOFR), and environmental, social and governance (ESG).

All reports and corresponding databases can be found at


SIFMA Research

  • Katie Kolchin, CFA, Director of Research
  • Justyna Podziemska
  • Dan Song