Sharp decline in Azerbaijani oil export in January 2018

Sharp decline in Azerbaijani oil export in January 2018 Azerbaijani oil exports via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline fell by 33 percent in January 2018 compared January 2017. The country exported 1.6 million tons oil last month through the indicated pipeline which 0.8 million tons less than compared with the same month in 2017. Azerbaijan exported 550,000 tons of transit oil were pumped from Turkmenistan and Russia via BTC in January 2018. Meanwhile, 38.7 million tons of... Read More

The Economy of Azerbaijan in 2017: Assessment and Recommendations

The Economy of Azerbaijan in 2017: Assessment and Recommendations The year 2017 posed severe challenges for the economy of Azerbaijan, as it experienced a 3.1% decline in 2016, its first negative GDP growth since 1995. According to initial estimations of EBRD, the economy was expected to experience another negative GDP growth equal to 0.5% in 2017. However, The State Committee of Azerbaijan Republic has announced 0.1 % positive growth in GDP in 2017. The recessionary environment... Read More

Foreign debt of Azerbaijan in 2018: realities and perspectives

Foreign debt of Azerbaijan in 2018: realities and perspectives Azerbaijani foreign debt reached $9.398 billion USD, or 15.978 billion manat, on January 1st, 2018, according to the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Azerbaijan. GDP reached 70.135 billion manat in the reporting period, leading the share of foreign debt in Azerbaijani Gross Domestic Production (GDP) to total 22.8%. According to the Ministry of Finance, foreign public debt consists of the direct obligations of... Read More