WASHINGTON -- The total dollar amount of municipal bonds that went into default or technical default jumped to $4.6 billion in 1991, from $1.9 billion in 1990, the Bond investors Association plans to report next week.

The $4.6 billion figure is equal to about 2.7% of the $170.4 billion in long-term volume estimated for 1991, whereas $1.9 billion equals 1.5% of the $127.9 billion issued in 1990.

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