The CESD Exclusive Assessment: Causes and Consequences of Rising Utility Prices in Azerbaijan

The CESD Exclusive Assessment: Causes and Consequences of Rising Utility Prices in Azerbaijan The regular meeting of the Tariff (Price) Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan held on November 28, 2016 re-examined the sale prices of natural gas, electricity, heating oil, jet fuel. According to the appeal made by the State Oil Company to the Tariff (Price) Council, during recent years large-scale investments have been undertaken to ensure the sustainability... 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