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

Azerbaijani Oil Income in October 2016

Azerbaijani Oil Income in October 2016 The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) reports that its oil export grew by 45.5% in October 2016 compared with previous month. The SOCAR reports that it exported 2.017 million tons of oil against 1.386 million tons in September, 1.53 million tons in August and 1.924 million tons in July (this year’s best indicator). At that, October’s oil export via Baku-Novorossiysk oil pipeline reached 80,192... Read More

CESD: IMF’s Forecasts are Unrealistic

CESD: IMF’s Forecasts are Unrealistic The IMF’s more upbeat prognosis of 2012 economic growth was met with skepticism as CESD economists said the fall in oil industry would continue to hamper the country’s growth. International Monetary Fund (IMF) has increased much the forecast of economic growth rate on Azerbaijan stated in its specified World Economic Outlook (WEO), published on October, 09, 2012. The IMF expects that this year Azerbaijan’s... Read More

Oil Contributes 87,0 % of Total Export in Azerbaijan

Oil Contributes 87,0 % of Total Export in Azerbaijan The share of crude oil in Azerbaijan’s overall export made up 86.29% against 86.62% in 2011, 86.53% in 2010 and 81.57% in 2009. In the first quarter of 2012 oil export grew by 6.76% versus last year’s same term. The State Customs Committee (SCC) informs that for Jan-Apr 2012 the country’s oil export reached 12.086 million tons (5.989 million tons in April is still the best index of the year)... Read More