How Much Does Azerbaijan Really Earn from Higher Oil Prices?

How Much Does Azerbaijan Really Earn from Higher Oil Prices? Fiscal revenues of carbohydrogen rich Azerbaijan is severely dependent on sales of oil, oil products and natural gas. From this point of view the change of oil prices in the global markets is considered as the main indicator for estimating the financial condition of the government. It should be noted that the price of a barrel of oil is estimated to be 45 USD when calculating the state and oil fund budget of the current... Read More

The Azerbaijan economy in the first quarter of 2018: Brief Overview

The Azerbaijan economy in the first quarter (January-March) of 2018: Brief Overview CESD – the Center for Economic and Social Development – concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first two months of 2018. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 2.3 % in January-March 2018 compared with the same period of previous year: The CESD’ figure for the same period was 1.9 %. Download Full Report Here  Read More

Sharp decline in Azerbaijani oil output in March 2018

Sharp decline in Azerbaijani oil output in March 2018 Azerbaijan produced 740,000 b/d of crude oil and 54,000 b/d of condensate, exported 629,600 b/d of crude oil, 54,000 b/d of condensate and 10,600 b/d of oil products in March 2018. According to Energy Ministry, average production by Azerbaijan made up 814,600 barrels of oil per day in January, 806,000 barrels in February in accordance with the agreement on keeping daily output at 834,000 barrels per day. Daily output was decreased... Read More

The national currency rate of Azerbaijan: after the presidential elections

The national currency rate of Azerbaijan: after the presidential elections The subsequent destiny of the national currency’s (manat) exchange rate (after the presidential election in the Republic of Azerbaijan, April 11, 2017) is one of the main topics of public debate in recent weeks, as well as the main focus of the mass media. The main issue that disturbs public opinion is that following the election, changes in the exchange rate policy of state institutions can cause... Read More

CESD Research Paper: Higher Oil Price: Sustainable or Temporary Economic Growth?

CESD Research Paper: Higher Oil Price: Sustainable or Temporary Economic Growth? The purpose of the research is to demonstrate the influence of oil price change on Azerbaijan as a whole in order to provide the explanation for the major developments of economic and social policies. Furthermore, the paper studies the impact of increasing and stabilizing oil prices on Azerbaijan Economy after the second half of 2016. It presents a macroeconomic analysis of the impact of stabilized... Read More