Strong sales activity by education, electric power, and transportation issuers overcame 2010’s slump in health-care related debt to help bring total 2010 volume to a record $433.3 billion. All 10 bond sectors benefited from the availability of Build America Bonds and other stimulus debt efforts, which accounted for significant portions of the debt issued by each sector in 2010.

Transportation issues were up more than 37% from 2009 total sales, with $66.9 billion of debt issued in 603 sales last year, according to Thomson Reuters data.

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