Oil GDP decreased by 3.4 % in Azerbaijan

Oil GDP decreased by 3.4 % in Azerbaijan Total GDP increased by 2.2 % thanks to non-oil growth Growth Domestic Production (GDP) reached 53.7 billion manat ($ 68.9 billion US) in the first eleven months of 2014 in Azerbaijan- State Statistics Committee reports. GDP increased by 2.2% compared to the same period of previous year. GDP per capita was 5710.7 manat ( 7 281.3 US dollars) in the indicated period. Non-oil sector increased by 6.5% compared to... 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

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

Azerbaijan Economy in 2012

Azerbaijan Economy in 2012 Azerbaijan oil production started to decline rapidly since 2010. In fact, dramatic fall in oil industry continues to hamper the country’s total growth in 2012.  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 % in the second half of 2012. Thanks to affected growth in non-oil sector, the country was able to keep growth track... 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

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

Dramatic Decreasing in Azerbaijan Industry

Dramatic Decreasing in Azerbaijan Industry Industrial production fall 3,3 % and oil sector down 5,4 % 23.0 billion manat products were produced in industrial sector of Azerbaijan in the first 8 months of 2012. Industrial production decreased by 3,3 % in this period compare the same stage in 2011. Meanwhile, the State Statistical Committee reports that production in non-oil sector grew by 7.9%, while production in oil sector dropped 5.4%. GDP increased... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy Since Independence; Independent View

Azerbaijan Economy Since Independence; Independent View Azerbaijan Economy Since Independence; Independent View The CESD report analyzes Azerbaijan Economy since independence which has been through economic crisis, stability, and rapid development. All these steps taken toward development have been remembered ever since for both their uniqueness as well as their conformity to economic realities: firstly, the recession (1992-1995) recovery (1996-1997),... 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