Azerbaijan’s foreign debt-to-GDP ratio became to double-digit number the first time in the last decade

Azerbaijan’s foreign debt-to-GDP ratio became to double-digit number the first time in the last decade Azerbaijan’s foreign public debt amounted to 7.05 billion manat which accounts for 12.4 percent of the country’s GDP, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Finance has reported. The message said that the statistics on the loans included direct obligations of the state and contingent liabilities on loans under state guarantee. Of the total volume... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in the First Ten Months of 2014; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in the First Ten Months of 2014; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first ten months of year on November, 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 1.8 % in the first ten months of 2014 since CESD calculations... 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

Competitiveness in Azerbaijan: Assessing Sectorial Economic Policies

Competitiveness in Azerbaijan: Assessing Sectorial Economic Policies CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development, Azerbaijan has developed new research paper titled as “Competitiveness in Azerbaijan: Assessing Sectorial Economic Policies”. This publication was developed and printed with the support of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. This research paper assesses economic diversification and cross-sector competitiveness in Azerbaijan by employing... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in January, 2013

Azerbaijan Economy in January, 2013 CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first month of year on February, 20, 2013. Independent calculated data show that decline in oil production and oil export will continue in 2013, too. Meanwhile, the government reports also proof that decline in oil export continue in January, 2013. State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) has recently reported that... Read More

To Cut or Not to Cut?

To Cut or Not to Cut?   İs that the Question for Central Bank in Azerbaijan? The Central Bank has lowered its discount rate from 5.25% to 5% starting this week. According to the Central Bank, taking into account the optimal level of inflation, this step will lead to a decrease in inflation rates and thereby support economic growth in non-oil sectors.  The bank said that the targeted inflation rate would maintain currency stability and increase... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in the First Ten Months of 2012

Azerbaijan  Economy in the First Ten Months of 2012 Volume of industrial production was AZN 28.5 billion ($ 36,5 billion) in the first 10 months of 2012 as State Statistic Committee reported. Industrial production decreased by 3,9 % in reporting period compare with the same period of 2011. It was the main reason that Government of Azerbaijan (GoA) has adjusted its previous official forecast of 5.7 % GDP growth in 2012 to 2.5 % right Hence, it seems... Read More

How much will non-oil sector increase?

How much will non-oil sector increase? Economic growth in Azerbaijan in 2014-2016 by an annual average will be more than 5%. The statement came from Minister of Economic Development Shahin Mustafayev at a plenary session of the Milli Majlis on the draft State Budget for 2013.  “In 2013, economic growth in Azerbaijan is projected at 5.3% of GDP, in 2014-2016 by an average of more than 5% a year,” he said. According to him, in 2013, the... Read More

ADB Adjusted GDP Growth Rate for Azerbaijan from 4,1 % to 3,0 %

ADB adjusted GDP Growth Rate for Azerbaijan from 4,1 % to 3,0 % Asian Development Bank (ADB) adjusted GDP Growth Rate for Azerbaijan from 4,1 % to 3,0 % according to updated Asian Development Outlook. In the first half of 2012, GDP grew by 1.5% on an annual basis, up from 0.9% in the same period of 2011 but still anemic, primarily reflecting inefficient oil well operation in Azerbaijan. The continued contraction of oil production has dampened expectations... Read More

Is nonoil sector reached 47% in GDP?

Is nonoil sector reached 47% in GDP? GDP increased in 2011 and a 9.5% growth was achieved in nonoil sector. According to sources in the Ministry of Economic Development, the statement came from Economic Development Minister Shahin Mustafayev, Gun.Az reports. He was speaking at the collegiate sitting on by results of the year. He said the nonoil share in GDP reached 47.3% in 2011. In the same year, foreign investors showed greater attention to... Read More

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