Standard & Poor's credit rating for Kuwait stands at AA- with negative outlook. Moody's credit rating for Kuwait was last set at A1 with stable outlook. Fitch's credit rating for Kuwait was last reported at AA with stable outlook. In general, a credit rating is used by sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other investors to gauge the credit worthiness of Kuwait thus having a big impact on the country's borrowing costs. This page includes the government debt credit rating for Kuwait as reported by major credit rating agencies.


AgencyRatingOutlookDate
Moody'sA1 Stable Sep 22 2020
S&PAA- Negative Jul 17 2020
Moody'sAa2 Under Review Mar 30 2020
S&PAA- Stable Mar 26 2020
Moody'sAa2 Stable May 26 2017
Moody'sAa2 Negative May 14 2016
Moody'sAa2 Negative Watch Mar 04 2016
FitchAA Stable Nov 21 2011
S&PAA Stable Jul 20 2011
Moody'sAa2 Stable Aug 05 2010
Moody'sAa2 Negative Jun 09 2009
Moody'sAa2 Negative Watch Mar 19 2009
FitchAA Stable Sep 04 2008
Moody'sAa2 Stable Jul 25 2007
S&PAA- Stable Jul 16 2007
Moody'sAa3 Stable Oct 04 2006
Moody'sA2 Positive Watch Sep 07 2006
Moody'sA2 Positive Feb 15 2006
FitchAA- Stable Jun 10 2002
Moody'sA2 Stable May 15 2002
S&PA+ Stable Apr 04 2002
FitchA+ Positive Jun 12 2001
FitchA Positive Sep 21 2000
Moody'sBaa1 Positive Nov 15 1999
S&PA Stable Oct 23 1997
Moody'sBaa1 Stable Jan 29 1996

 S&PMoody'sFitchDBRSTE
B+ B1 35
BBB BBB+ 62
CCC+ Caa1 CCC 21
CCC+ Ca CCC CCC 15
Ba3 B+ 16
BBB+ BB 55
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AAA 96
BB+ Ba2 BB+ 48
BB- Ba2 45
B+ B2 B+ 35
BB- Ba3 BB- 40
B- Caa1 22
B B3 B 28
AA Aa3 AA- AA (high) 86
CCC+ Caa1 14
B+ B2 B 31
A+ A2 N/A 78
B+ B2 B 33
B B3 27
BBB+ A2 70
BB- Ba2 BB- BB (low) 42
BBB Baa1 BBB 60
B 25
N/A B2 30
B- B2 B 28
AAA Aaa AA+ AAA 100
B B- 27
Aa3 85
A+ A1 A- N/A 78
A+ A1 A+ A (high) 80
BBB- Baa2 BBB- BBB 57
CCC+ Caa1 20
B B2 B 31
BBB- Ba1 BBB- 51
Caa2 15
BBB- Ba2 BBB- BBB (low) 50
AA- Aa3 AA- 83
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
BB- Ba3 BB- 40
B- Caa3 B- 18
B B2 B+ 30
B- B3 B- 25
AA- A1 AA- AA (low) 83
B B2 B 30
AA Aaa AAA AAA 98
BB- Ba3 40
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) 96
AA Aa2 AA AA (high) 92
N/A Caa1 CCC 26
BB Ba2 BB 45
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
B- B3 B 23
BB- Ba3 BB BB (low) 37
SD
BB- Ba1 BB- 43
BB- B1 35
AA+ Aa3 AA- 90
BBB Baa3 BBB 58
A A2 A 75
BBB- Baa3 BBB- BBB 56
BBB Baa2 BBB 60
B- Caa1 B- 23
AA- A2 A+ A (high) 78
N/A Aa3 90
AA- A1 A+ 81
BBB Baa3 BBB- BBB (high) 61
Ba3 B+ 37
B+ B2 B+ 33
A+ A1 A A (high) 77
B+ B1 BB- 36
BBB- Baa3 BBB 56
B+ B2 B+ 33
AA- A1 AA 88
NR B2 30
Caa2 CCC 20
A+ A3 A- A (low) 73
D C RD 11
B 30
AAA 100
A+ A3 A A 75
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
Aa3 AA 87
BB- BB+ 45
A- A3 A- 70
B3 CCC 27
Caa1 25
A- A2 A+ A (high) 75
Baa1 65
BBB Baa1 BBB- BBB 60
B3 25
B B3 B 28
B+ B1 35
BBB- 55
BBB- Ba1 BB+ 53
CCC+ Caa2 CCC 14
Ba2 BB 45
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA Aaa AA 93
B- B3 B- 25
B3
B- B2 B 28
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
B+ Ba3 BB- 40
B- B3 B- 25
BBB+ Baa1 BBB 63
B- B2 30
BB Ba1 BB+ 46
BBB+ A3 BBB+ N/A 65
BBB+ Baa2 BBB 61
A- A2 A- A 71
BBB Baa3 BBB BBB (high) 71
D 0
AA- Aa3 AA- 85
CCC+ Caa2 CCC 20
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 55
BBB- Baa3 BBB 55
B+ B2 B+ 33
BB+ 55
A- A1 A 75
B+ Ba3 37
BB+ Ba3 BB+ 46
B+ 45
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 98
A+ A2 A A (high) 76
AA- A3 A A (high) 75
B3 25
BB- Ba2 BB- 46
AA Aa2 AA- 86
A Baa1 A- A 71
B- Caa1 B- 26
B3 25
SD Caa3 C 15
B3 30
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA- Aa3 AA- 83
B- B3 25
B2 35
BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ 65
B B3 30
BBB- Ba1 52
N/A B2 B 30
B+ B2 BB- BB (high) 36
B B2 B+ 31
B B3 B 26
AA Aa2 AA- 90
AA Aa3 AA- AA (high) 90
AA+ Aaa AAA AAA 98
BBB Baa2 BBB- BBB (low) 55
BB- B1 BB- 38
SD WR RD 11
BB Ba3 BB 43
SD Ca RD 30


Credit Ratings

TE S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS Description
100 AAA Aaa AAA AAA Prime
95 AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) High grade
90 AA Aa2 AA AA
85 AA- Aa3 AA- AA (low)
80 A+ A1 A+ A (high) Upper medium grade
75 A A2 A A
70 A- A3 A- A (low)
65 BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ BBB (high) Lower medium grade
60 BBB Baa2 BBB BBB
55 BBB- Baa3 BBB- BBB (low)
50 BB+ Ba1 BB+ BB (high) Non-investment grade
speculative
45 BB Ba2 BB BB
40 BB- Ba3 BB- BB (low)
35 B+ B1 B+ B (high) Highly speculative
30 B B2 B B
25 B- B3 B- B (low)
20 CCC+ Caa1 CCC CCC (high) Substantial risks
15 CCC Caa2 CCC Extremely speculative
10 CCC- Caa3 CCC (low) In default with little
prospect for recovery
  CC Ca CC
5 C C C
0 D / DDD   In default
/ DD D
D
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