Argentina Credit Rating

Current Argentina credit ratings, according to the main rating agencies, provide a snapshot of the country’s creditworthiness and financial stability. These ratings are critical for understanding how international and domestic investors perceive Argentina ability to honor its financial commitments.

The ratings are determined by comprehensive evaluations conducted by major credit rating agencies such as Standard & Poor's (S&P), Moody's, and Fitch Ratings. Each of these agencies uses a distinct rating scale and methodology to assess the economic and financial health of Argentina, taking into account various factors such as economic performance, fiscal policies, political stability, and debt levels.

The table below shows the current Argentina credit ratings, according to the main rating agencies.

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Rating Agency Rating Outlook Last Update Action
Standard & Poor's CCC - 18 Mar 2024 rating upgrade
Moody's Investors Service Ca - 29 Sep 2020 outlook upgrade
Fitch Ratings CC - 14 Jun 2023 rating upgrade
DBRS CCC - 11 Sep 2020 rating upgrade

Argentina: Long-term Rating Scales Comparison

Argentina long-term credit ratings, as assigned by major rating agencies, offer a comparative insight into the country's creditworthiness over an extended period. Each rating agency uses its own scale to evaluate the credit risk associated with Argentina sovereign debt. These scales help investors understand the likelihood that Argentina will meet its financial obligations.

Symbol means a positive outlook assigned by the rating agency.
Symbol means a negative outlook.
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Grade Description S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS
Investment
Grade
Prime
AAA
Aaa
AAA
AAA
High Medium Grade
AA+
Aa1
AA+
AA(high)
AA
Aa2
AA
AA
AA-
Aa3
AA-
AA(low)
Upper Medium Grade
A+
A1
A+
A(high)
A
A2
A
A
A-
A3
A-
A(low)
Lower Medium Grade
BBB+
Baa1
BBB+
BBB(high)
BBB
Baa2
BBB
BBB
BBB-
Baa3
BBB-
BBB(low)
Speculative
Grade
Speculative
BB+
Ba1
BB+
BB(high)
BB
Ba2
BB
BB
BB-
Ba3
BB-
BB(low)
Highly Speculative
B+
B1
B+
B(high)
B
B2
B
B
B-
B3
B-
B(low)
Substantial Risk
CCC+
Caa1
CCC+
CCC(high)
CCC
Caa2
CCC
CCC
CCC-
Caa3
CCC-
CCC(low)
Extremely Speculative
CC
Ca
CC
CC
C
C
C
C
In Default
RD
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RD
RD
SD
/
SD
SD
D•NR
D•NR
D•NR
D•NR
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Argentina Credit Ratings historical data

Timetable of Argentina credit ratings by S&P, Moody's, Fitch and DBRS agencies.
Symbol means a positive outlook assigned by the rating agency.
Symbol means a negative outlook.
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Date S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS
18 Mar 2024 CCC
14 Jun 2023 CC
31 Mar 2023 CCC-
27 Mar 2023 C
17 Nov 2022 CCC+
27 Oct 2022 CCC-
29 Sep 2020 Ca
11 Sep 2020 CCC CCC
8 Sep 2020 CCC+
14 Jul 2020 SD
8 Jul 2020 SD
27 May 2020 D RD
18 Apr 2020 C
8 Apr 2020 SD CC
7 Apr 2020 RD
4 Apr 2020 Ca
8 Jan 2020 CCC-
31 Dec 2019 CC
24 Dec 2019 CC
21 Dec 2019 SD RD
4 Sep 2019 CC
2 Sep 2019 CC
31 Aug 2019 CCC- Caa2 RD
30 Aug 2019 SD
19 Aug 2019 B- CCC
13 Jul 2019 B2
13 Nov 2018 B
8 Nov 2018 B
31 Aug 2018 B+
4 May 2018 B
29 Nov 2017 B2
7 Nov 2017 B
30 Oct 2017 B+
4 Apr 2017 B
6 Mar 2017 B3
13 May 2016 B
10 May 2016 B
6 May 2016 B-
15 Apr 2016 B3
24 Nov 2015 Caa1
2 Nov 2015 Caa1
31 Jul 2014 Caa1 RD SD
30 Jul 2014 SD
20 Jun 2014 CC
17 Jun 2014 CCC-
17 Mar 2014 Caa1
18 Feb 2014 CCC (high)
10 Sep 2013 CCC+
30 Aug 2013 B (low)
27 Nov 2012 CC
30 Oct 2012 B- B
17 Sep 2012 B3
23 Apr 2012 B
5 Oct 2011 B
19 Oct 2010 B (low)
13 Sep 2010 B
12 Jul 2010 B
31 Oct 2008 B-
22 Oct 2008 B (low)
14 Aug 2008 B3
11 Aug 2008 B
25 Apr 2008 B+
6 Sep 2007 B (low)
16 Jan 2007 B3
2 Oct 2006 B+
23 Mar 2006 B
14 Dec 2005 RD
29 Jun 2005 B3
3 Jun 2005 DDD
1 Jun 2005 B-
14 Jan 2005 D
20 Aug 2003 Caa1
21 Dec 2001 Ca
3 Dec 2001 DDD
6 Nov 2001 SD C
2 Nov 2001 CC
30 Oct 2001 CC
12 Oct 2001 Caa3 CCC-
9 Oct 2001 CCC+
26 Jul 2001 Caa1
13 Jul 2001 B3
12 Jul 2001 B-
11 Jul 2001 B-
8 May 2001 B
28 Mar 2001 B2 B+
26 Mar 2001 B+
20 Mar 2001 BB-
19 Mar 2001 BB-
21 Nov 2000 B1
14 Nov 2000 BB-
22 Sep 2000 BB
21 Sep 2000 BB
10 Feb 2000 BB
6 Oct 1999 B1
22 Jul 1999 BB
3 Sep 1998 Ba3
2 Oct 1997 Ba3
28 May 1997 BB
2 Apr 1997 BB
8 Mar 1995 BB-
4 Feb 1994 BB-
25 Aug 1993 BB-
13 Jul 1992 B1
26 May 1989 B3
4 Dec 1987 B2
18 Nov 1985 Ba3