Long-term municipal bond volume last month easily outstripped that of the same period in a relatively issuance-starved August 2011.

Issuance rose 34% over the period, at $31.8 billion in long-term munis in 999 issues in August 2012. That compared with a paltry $23.8 billion in 983 deals in the same period one year earlier, Thomson Reuters numbers showed.

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