2015 Growth Forecast for Azerbaijan Adjusted

2015 Growth Forecast for Azerbaijan Adjusted The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) has announced Regional Economic Prospects 2015. The Bank has adjusted its official growth forecast from 3.0 % to 1.5 % in 2015. The Bank has reported that Azerbaijan has “suffered” because of its dependence on hydrocarbons whose prices have fallen. At that, the ERBD is confident in the country’s sustainability to external shocks and... Read More

SOCAR reacts to falling energy prices by cutting oil export

SOCAR reacts to falling energy prices by cutting oil export State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) reduced export of petroleum products in November 2014 by 41.5% compared to the previous month. According to the SOCAR, overall export of Azeri oil products totaled 77,851 tons in November versus 133,067 tons in October, 183,931 tons in September, 280,705 tons in July (the best level for 2014) and 21,983 tons in April (the worst monthly index). This... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in The First 7 Months of 2013; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in The First 7 Months of 2013; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first 7 months of the year on August, 16, 2013. According to CESD survey, GDP Growth was 3, 8 % in the first seven months of 2013 meanwhile, the center’s price calculation results reached 3,17 % inflation rate in the same period. State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan, however, reported... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in The First Half of 2013; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in The First Half of 2013; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first half of year on July, 22, 2013. According to State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan, oil production is in stabilization phase in Azerbaijan, now since the committee reported only 0,7 % decline in oil GDP. CESD calculations, however, show that oil GDP declined by 2,1 % in the indicated... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in The First Four Months in 2013; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in The First Four Months in 2013; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first four months of year on May, 17, 2013. Independent calculated data show that decline in oil production and oil export was continued in the first four months of 2013. Meanwhile, the government reports also proof that decline in oil export continue in the same period of 2013. State... Read More

World Top Mass-Media Institutions Cite CESD Reports

World Top Mass-Media Institutions Cite CESD Reports Some leading world newspapers have recently distributed article on Azerbaijan economy which titled as “Loose fiscal policy could threaten Azeri economy” where roughly cited CESD reports.  The article addresses CESD reports and macro-economic calculations as the main alternative and independent source in the country. Azerbaijan economy was discussed in the report based on both State Statistic... Read More

The National Interest Cites CESD Reports

The National Interest Cites CESD Reports The National Interest, a leading American international affairs magazine, cited CESD’s report, “Peak Oil: The End of the Oil Age in Azerbaijan,” in its January 18, 2012 article entitled “Tough Year Looms for Azerbaijan”: “The Center for Economic & Social Development, a think tank in Azerbaijan focused on the country’s sustainable economic development, stated in a November 2011 report that... Read More

SOCAR Oil Production Fall by 2.5%

SOCAR Oil Production Fall by 2.5% The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan produced 5,5 million ton oil in the first 8 months in 2012. The statement came from sources in SOCAR. Production made 706,6 thousand ton in January, 660,9 thousand ton in February, 660,9 thousand tin in March, 684,3 thousand ton in April, 700,9 thousand ton in May, 678,5 thousand ton in June, 700,9 thousand ton in July, 701,8 thousand ton in August. Oil production has dropped by... Read More