Venezuela Credit Rating

Current Venezuela 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 Venezuela 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 Venezuela, taking into account various factors such as economic performance, fiscal policies, political stability, and debt levels.

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

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Rating Agency Rating Outlook Last Update Action
Standard & Poor's N/A - 21 Sep 2021 rating downgrade
Moody's Investors Service C - 20 Sep 2021 rating upgrade
Fitch Ratings RD - 14 Nov 2017 rating downgrade
DBRS - -

Venezuela: Long-term Rating Scales Comparison

Venezuela 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 Venezuela sovereign debt. These scales help investors understand the likelihood that Venezuela 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
/
RD
RD
SD
/
SD
SD
D•NR
D•NR
D•NR
D•NR
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Venezuela Credit Ratings historical data

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Timetable of Venezuela 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
21 Sep 2021 N/A
20 Sep 2021 C
15 Aug 2019 WR
9 Mar 2018 C
14 Nov 2017 SD RD
3 Nov 2017 CC C
30 Aug 2017 CC
11 Jul 2017 CCC-
4 Mar 2016 Caa3
9 Feb 2015 CCC
13 Jan 2015 Caa3
18 Dec 2014 CCC
16 Sep 2014 CCC+
25 Mar 2014 B
16 Dec 2013 Caa1
13 Dec 2013 B-
17 Jun 2013 B
19 Apr 2013 B+
15 Jan 2013 B2
4 Apr 2012 B+
19 Aug 2011 B+
11 Jan 2010 BB-
15 Jan 2009 B2
16 Dec 2008 B+
10 Dec 2008 BB-
19 Sep 2008 B2
18 Oct 2007 BB-
11 Jan 2007 BB-
4 Oct 2006 BB-
3 Feb 2006 BB-
14 Nov 2005 BB-
12 Aug 2005 B+
3 Mar 2005 B
18 Jan 2005 SD
20 Sep 2004 B+
7 Sep 2004 B2
25 Aug 2004 B
29 Mar 2004 B
30 Jul 2003 B-
23 Jun 2003 B-
28 May 2003 Caa1
16 Apr 2003 CCC+
12 Mar 2003 C
21 Jan 2003 Caa1
10 Jan 2003 CCC+
13 Dec 2002 CCC+
24 Sep 2002 B-
20 Sep 2002 B3
28 Jun 2002 B
27 Feb 2002 B2
11 Feb 2002 B
6 Feb 2002 B+
18 Dec 2001 B
21 Sep 2000 B
15 May 2000 BB-
21 Dec 1999 B
2 Sep 1999 BB-
3 Sep 1998 B2
28 Aug 1998 B+
22 Jul 1998 B1
8 May 1998 Ba2
15 Sep 1997 BB-
5 Jun 1997 B+
24 Jan 1997 B
26 Jun 1996 B
23 Feb 1996 B
27 Jul 1994 B+
8 Apr 1994 Ba2
4 Mar 1994 BB-
7 Feb 1994 Ba1
5 Apr 1993 BB
4 Nov 1992 BB
6 Aug 1991 Ba1
25 Jul 1991 BB
24 Jul 1991 B+
17 Jun 1989 B+
3 Jun 1987 Ba2
28 Mar 1983 BB
15 Mar 1983 WR
11 Feb 1983 A-
4 Feb 1983 Aa
5 Oct 1977 AA
29 Dec 1976 Aaa