2020 State Budget of Azerbaijan: Brief Independent Review

2020 State Budget of Azerbaijan: Brief Independent Review The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Azerbaijan presented the draft of the 2020 State Budget. According to the document, the growth rate of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Azerbaijan is expected to decline by 2020. The draft State Budget takes the expected cost per barrel in 2020 as US $55. Despite the fact that it is US $5 less than the previous year’s price, it doesn’t fully... Read More

Oil Becomes More Expensive. Should We Be Happy about That?

Oil Becomes More Expensive. Should We Be Happy about That? The oil market started in 2018 with a successful “run” to new highs for 2.5 years: according to Bloomberg, last Thursday the price of Brent at the auctions in London exceeded $ 68 per barrel for the first time since May 2015. The American standard WTI went up by 3.9% – to 62.21 dollars per barrel, also having registered a peak since the summer of 2015. A new record was demonstrated... 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

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