Analysts Wary Over Issuance Of 200 Manat Banknote, Says Inflation Possible

Analysts Wary Over Issuance Of 200 Manat Banknote, Says Inflation Possible Analysts say inflation of manat could come as a result of the new large denomination’s injection into circulation Money is about to grow in Azerbaijan. Alim Guliyev, first Deputy Chairman at the Central Bank of Azerbaijan announced on Tuesday that it may introduce banknotes in denominations of 200 AZN, or roughly USD $118. “Banknotes worth, for example, 500 manats... Read More

Vugar Bayramov: “In 2015, Inflation Projected at 10%”

Vugar Bayramov: “In 2015, Inflation Projected at 10%” The Central Bank of Azerbaijan on Monday decided to cancel binding AZN to the US dollar and the transition to the two-currency basket with dollar and euro in determining the rate of the national currency. This led to panic and hype among the population and queues of people wanting to change manat for dollars appeared at bank exchange points. The expectations of what will happen to manat... Read More

25 Years of Transition: Post-Communist Europe and the IMF

25 Years of Transition: Post-Communist Europe and the IMF The past 25 years have seen a dramatic transformation in Europe’s former communist countries, resulting in their reintegration into the global economy, and, in most cases, major improvements in living standards. But the task of building full market economies has been difficult and protracted. Liberalization of trade and prices came quickly, but institutional reforms—in areas such as governance,... Read More

Inflation comes in higher than expected

Inflation comes in higher than expected “The macroeconomic indicators are positive, and the trend will continue throughout the second half of this year,” Chairman of the Center for Economic and Social Development Vugar Bayramov told local press. “But, a look at specific sectors of the economy shows that there would be a price hike in the consumer market,” the experts said. It is expected that in August and September the prices... Read More

Inflation Rate in January: Government Reports 0,6 %, CESD Survey Concluded 1,4 %

Inflation Rate in January: Government Reports 0,6 %, CESD Survey Concluded 1,4 % Inflation rate was 0,6 % in Azerbaijan in January, 2013- reported State Statistic Committee. The committee reported that prices of non-food products increased by 0.1%, prices and service tariffs of consumer goods increased by 1.2 % in January, 2013 compared to previous month. The committee added that price for services for air passenger transport on international flights... Read More

Tracking the Discount Rate Cut in Azerbaijan

Tracking the Discount Rate Cut in Azerbaijan The Central Bank has lowered its discount rate from 5.00% to 4.75 % 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 the money supply appropriately.... Read More

Inflation rate in November; Government reports 1,0 %, CESD survey 2,8 %

Inflation rate in November; Government reports 1,0 %, CESD survey 2,8 % Prices of consumer goods and service tariffs increased by 1% in November, 2012 compared to the previous month- State Statistics Committee reported.  According to the official report, the increase in prices was fixed on food products by 1.9%, non-food products by 0.3%, paid public services and tariffs by 0.1%. CESD has also concluded its price collection for November, 2012. According... Read More

CESD Paper: Iran’s Economy- On the Light of the New Sanctions

CESD Paper: Iran’s Economy- On the Light of the New Sanctions  CESD has produced new paper on Iranian economy on the background of the new sanctions. The paper looks current situation of Iranian economy, potential impacts of new sanctions, Iranian relations with West, neighbors as well as with Azerbaijan. The paper also focuses on social and economic impacts of new sanctions not only on Iranian economy but also Iranian population. Iran... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in 2012; expectations and challenges

Azerbaijan Economy in 2012; expectations and challenges Official forecasts for Azerbaijani economy in 2012 seem quite optimistic. According to Ministry of Economic Development reports although downturn in world economy. The Government of Azerbaijan (GoA) targets 5,7 % GDP Growth in 2012 meanwhile The Central Bank’s monetary policy is announced keeping inflation to single digits. Meanwhile, International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected at 7,1 % Azerbaijan’s... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in the first eleven months of 2011

Azerbaijan Economy in the first eleven months of 2011 The State Statistic Committee reported that Gross Domestic Product  (GDP) increased 0,2 % in last eleven months of 2011 and reached to 45.5 billion manat ($ 58,3 billion). 54.9 % of value added produced in industry, 7.8 % – construction complex, 5.6% – agriculture, hunting and forestry, 5.2 % – transport, 7.9 % – trade and paid services, 1.7 % – communication, 11.0%... Read More