(Bloomberg) -- Municipal bond sales in the U.S. are set to decrease in the next month while the amount of redemptions and maturing debt falls.
States and localities plan to issue $8.7 billion of bonds over the next 30 days, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. A week ago, the calendar showed $10.1 billion planned for the coming month. Supply figures exclude derivatives and variable- rate debt. Some municipalities set their deals less than a month before borrowing.
Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority plans to sell $750 million of bonds, New York State Convention Center Development Corp. has scheduled $640 million, Portland, Oregon, Sewer System will offer $404 million and Illinois Finance Authority will bring $400 million to market.
Municipalities have announced $10.1 billion of redemptions and an additional $17.9 billion of debt matures in the next 30 days, compared with the $29.5 billion total that was scheduled a week ago.
Issuers from Texas have the most debt coming due with $6.12 billion, followed by California at $1.77 billion and New Jersey with $929 million. Texas has the biggest amount of securities maturing, with $5.4 billion.
The $3.6 trillion municipal market shrank by 4 % in 2014. This year, maturities are poised to drop 38 % to $176 billion from the 2014 levels.
Investors removed $106 million from mutual funds that target municipal securities in the week ended Aug. 5, compared with a reduction of $91 million in the previous period, according to Investment Company Institute data compiled by Bloomberg.
Exchange-traded funds that buy municipal debt fell by $10.2 million last week, reducing the value of the ETFs by 0.06 % to $17.2 billion.
State and local debt maturing in 10 years now yields 103.273 % of Treasuries, compared with 103.156 % in the previous session and the 200-day moving average of 101.301 %, Bloomberg data show.
Bonds of Michigan and California had the best performance over the past year compared with the average yield of AAA rated 10-year securities, the data shows. Yields on Michigan’s securities narrowed 5 basis points to 2.48 % while California’s declined 1 basis points to 2.48 %. Puerto Rico and Illinois handed investors the worst results. The yield gap on Puerto Rico bonds widened 137 to 11.14 % and Illinois’s rose 36 basis points to 4.16 %.