How many countries have a AAA credit rating? > Check the facts

How many countries have a AAA credit rating? > Check the facts

Who: “Australia is one of only eight countries in the world that has a AAA credit rating from all of the three international credit rating agencies.” Penny Wong.

The claim: Australia is one of only eight countries with a AAA credit rating.

The facts: There are eleven countries in the world that have a AAA credit rating from the three international credit rating agencies, S&P, Moody’s and Fitch. These countries are:

  1. Australia
  2. Canada
  3. Denmark
  4. Finland
  5. Germany
  6. Luxembourg
  7. Netherlands
  8. Norway
  9. Singapore
  10. Sweden
  11. Switzerland

Discussion of evidence:

While it is true that Australia has a AAA credit rating from all three rating agencies, Senator Wong has understated the total number of countries that also have a AAA rating from the three international rating agencies.

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