Azerbaijani Oil Fund: Fiscal Consolidation, Volatility and Oil Wealth

Azerbaijani Oil Fund: Fiscal Consolidation, Volatility and Oil Wealth The execution of the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan’s (SOFAZ) 2016 budget has been approved. According to a Presidential decree, SOFAZ’s revenue was 9.410 billion manat ($5.881 billion USD) and expenditure was 9.022 billion manat ($5.638 billion USD). Initially, SOFAZ’s revenue for 2016 was forecasted as 4.6 billion manat, while expenditure was expected to be 10.7 billion... Read More

SOFAZ’s extra budgetary expenses reached to $ 1.24 billion US

SOFAZ’s extra budgetary expenses reached to $ 1.24 billion US Budget revenues of the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) for the period of January-September, 2014 reached 10.13 billion manats ($12.99 billion US), while budget expenditures constituted 8.04 billion manats ($ 10.30 billion US). Revenue of 9.97 billion manats ($ 12.78 billion US) was received from the implementation of oil and gas agreements, including 9.95 billion... Read More

Azerbaijan Oil Fund Lost $ 2.3 million US in light of the Ukraine Crisis

Azerbaijan Oil Fund Lost $ 2.3 million US in light of the Ukraine Crisis The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) suffered investment losses due to the events that took place in Ukraine. According to SOFAZ, budget revenues of the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) for the period of January-March, 2014 reached 3.005 billion manat ($ 3.85 billion US), while budget expenditures constituted 2.443 billion manat ($ 3.13 billion US) meaning that the budget... Read More

Azerbaijan revises oil prices forecast in 2012-state budget

Azerbaijan revises oil prices forecast in 2012-state budget Rising oil prices on world markets contributes to increase in the income of the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) additionally by 3.625 billion manat, which will increase incomes of the consolidated budget for 2012 by 19.9 percent, Azerbaijani Finance Minister Samir Sharifov said on Saturday at the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on economic policy during the debate of the bill... Read More

SOFAZ announces total revenues for 12 years

SOFAZ announces total revenues for 12 years Since the establishment of the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) up until March 31, 2012, the Fund received $70.8 billion in revenues, SOFAZ head Shahmar Movsumov said in an interview published by the Respublika newspaper yesterday. SOFAZ was established in 1999 and then its assets amounted to $271 million. According to Movsumov, $32.4 billion (45.7 per cent) of the total revenues of the fund were directed... Read More

Significant Decline in Azeri Oil Export

Significant Decline in Azeri Oil Export SOCAR oil export dropped 11,4 % in the firth four months in 2012 The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) exported 7,016,000 tonnes of oil via the Baku-Tbillisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline in January-April 2012.  SOCAR reports that the export made 1,909,000 tonnes in January, 1,359,000 tonnes in February, 1,901,000 tonnes in March, 1,847,000 tonnes in April. Compared to the same period of the last year, the... Read More