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

Azeri Oil Output Declined in the first five months of 2014

Azeri Oil Output Declined in the first five months of 2014 Azerbaijan produced 17.7 million tonnes of oil and gas condensates in the first five months of 2014, versus 18.12 million tonnes in the same period of 2013, the Azerbaijan State Statistical Committee reported on June 12, 2014. The output declined by 2.3 % in the indicated period of 2014 compared to the same passé in previous year. The most part of the produced oil fell to the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in the First Four Months, 2014; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in the First Four Months, 2014; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first month of year on May 20, 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 3.2 % in the first four months of 2014 since CESD calculations found out... 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

Oil Output Dropped by 4,0 % in Azerbaijan

Oil Output Dropped by 4,0 % in Azerbaijan   CESD forecasts decline in oil sector by 5,0 % in 2013 based on its econometric models and PSA matrix Azerbaijan produced 7,2 million tons of oil in January-February , 2013- The State Statistical Committee of Azerbaijan reported.  3,8 million tons were produced in January and 3,4 million tons in February. Oil production has dropped by 300,0 thousand tons or by 4,0 % over the same period of 2012. Meanwhile,... 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

World Bank has lowered the forecast GDP Growth in Azerbaijan

World Bank has lowered the forecast GDP Growth in Azerbaijan World Bank (WB), published a Global Economy Prospects Report. The Bank forecasts Azerbaijan’s GDP Growth by 3.1% in 2012, 3.5% in 2012, and 4.5 % in 2014. At the same time a surplus current account in Azerbaijan this year will be as expected in the WB, 24.9% of GDP next year – 21.6%, and in 2014 – only 18%. Vugar Bayramov, the chairman of the Center for Social and Economic... 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