Azerbaijan Economy in the first nine months (January-September) of 2017; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in the first nine months (January-September) of 2017; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first nine months of 2017. Both independent and official reports show that GDP declined in the reporting period. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, GDP decreased by 0.6 % in January-September of 2017 compared with the same period of 2016 since... Read More

Azerbaijani Oil Income in February 2017

Azerbaijani Oil Income in February 2017 The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) reports that the company exported 79,841 thousand tons of crude oil from the Russian port of Novorossiysk, 349,272 thousand tons of crude oil from the Georgian port of Supsa and 1,323 million tonnes of crude oil from the Turkish port of Ceyhan in February 2017. According to the SOCAR’s report 159,777 thousand tons of crude oil were exported from the Russian... Read More

The CESD Independent Assessment on the 2017 State Budget Project

The CESD Independent Assessment on the 2017 State Budget Project According to the legislation on the Budget system, the legislative project on the state budget of the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2017 and the state and consolidated budget projects of 2017 were publicized on 29th of September, 2016. It has been three years that the legislative projects on the consolidated and state budgets of the Republic of Azerbaijan are being prepared amidst the... Read More

Azerbaijani Oil Income in October 2016

Azerbaijani Oil Income in October 2016 The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) reports that its oil export grew by 45.5% in October 2016 compared with previous month. The SOCAR reports that it exported 2.017 million tons of oil against 1.386 million tons in September, 1.53 million tons in August and 1.924 million tons in July (this year’s best indicator). At that, October’s oil export via Baku-Novorossiysk oil pipeline reached 80,192... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in the First Quarter in 2016; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in the First Quarter in 2016; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first quarter in 2016. Both independent and official reports show that GDP continued declining in the reporting period. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, GDP decreased 3.5 % in the first quarter in 2016 since CESD calculations found out 4.1 % decline in the economy. Download... Read More

2016 State Budget of Azerbaijan was Approved

2016 State Budget of Azerbaijan was Approved President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has approved the state budget for 2016 on December 7th, 2015. Total government revenues will be 14.6 billion manats ($13.9 billion), down from 19.4 billion manats this year. Spending will be 16.3 billion manats, down from 21.1 billion manats in 2015. A deficit of 2.9 percent of GDP is expected, up from 2.6 percent of GDP in 2015. The oil sector is expected to decline... Read More

Assessment of Effect of Declining Oil Prices on Azerbaijan Economy

Assessment of Effect of Declining Oil Prices on Azerbaijan Economy The main goal of the study is to assess how oil price decline in the world market will potentially impact Azerbaijani Economy. The paper specifically looks how last changes in the world market will effect on both revenue and expenditure sides of the state budget. The study also examines “side impact” and “domino effects” of low oil prices. As an oil exporter country Azerbaijan... Read More

80.0 % of SOFAZ’s total revenue was spent in the half of 2014

80.0 % of SOFAZ’s total revenue was spent in the half of 2014 Total revenue of the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) was 6.493 billion manat ($ 8.324 billion US) in the half of 2014. SOFAZ’s total spending was 5.163 billion manat ($ 6.619 billion US) in the reporting period. According to the official figures 79.5 % of the SOFAZ revenues was already spent in the first six months of 2014. Revenue of 6.374.8 mln. manat was received... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in the First Half of 2014; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in the First Half of 2014; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first half of year on July, 15, 2014. Both independent and official reports show that oil GDP continued declining in the reporting period. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, oil GDP decreased 3.9 % in the first four months of 2014 since CESD calculations found out 4.8... Read More

The Azeri Oil Fund contributes more than half of State Budget Revenues

The Azeri Oil Fund contributes more than half of State Budget Revenues The income of the state budget for the first quarter of 2014 was 4.5 billion. manat ($ 5.74 billion US), the expenditures were 4.4 billion manat ($ 5.6 billion US). Budget surplus was 108,4 mln. manats in the reporting period. The Ministry of Finance reports that 2.34 billion manat($ 3.00 billion US) was transferred to the budget from the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan... Read More

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