WASHINGTON — Municipal bond issuance is expected to increase to $458.0 billion in 2013, a 9% jump from the $420.3 billion issued through mid-December of this year, according to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association's annual survey of dealer firms.

The 12 dealer firms that responded to the 2013 Municipal Bond Issuance Survey expect more issuance of both short- and long-term bonds. They predict $65.0 billion of short-term notes will be issued next year, up from $55.6 billion so far this year, and $393.0 billion of long-term notes, compared to $364.7 billion this year.

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