A report by Dealogic reported that global ABS volume increased 12% to $72.9 billion in 2011 year-to-date, up from $65.4 billion in 2010 year-to-date. This was the first year-on-year volume boost for ABS since 2007.

Average ABS deal size also increased to a three-year high of $450 million. However, deal count decreased by 26 to 162 in 2011 year-to-date from 188 in 2010 year-to-date.

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