Azerbaijan Economy in the first two months of 2017; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in the first two months of 2017; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first two months of 2017. Both independent and official reports show that GDP slightly increased in the reporting period. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, GDP increased by 0.4 % in the first two months of 2017 compared with the period of 2016 since CESD calculations... Read More

Is Azerbaijani Oil Fund’s 2015 budget realistic?

Is Azerbaijani Oil Fund’s 2015 budget realistic? The budget of the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) for 2015 has been approved. SOFAZ’s income is expected to be 10, 246 billion manat ( $13,136 billion US) meanwhile the expenditure will be 11, 814 billion ($ 15,146 billion US) in 2015 according to the official law. Noting that the oil price set in the 2015-state budget of Azerbaijan stands at $ 90 per barrel, SOFAZ said the... Read More

SOFAZ’s extra budgetary expenses reached to $ 1.24 billion US

SOFAZ’s extra budgetary expenses reached to $ 1.24 billion US Budget revenues of the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) for the period of January-September, 2014 reached 10.13 billion manats ($12.99 billion US), while budget expenditures constituted 8.04 billion manats ($ 10.30 billion US). Revenue of 9.97 billion manats ($ 12.78 billion US) was received from the implementation of oil and gas agreements, including 9.95 billion... Read More

80.0 % of SOFAZ’s total revenue was spent in the half of 2014

80.0 % of SOFAZ’s total revenue was spent in the half of 2014 Total revenue of the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) was 6.493 billion manat ($ 8.324 billion US) in the half of 2014. SOFAZ’s total spending was 5.163 billion manat ($ 6.619 billion US) in the reporting period. According to the official figures 79.5 % of the SOFAZ revenues was already spent in the first six months of 2014. Revenue of 6.374.8 mln. manat was received... 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 Oil Fund Lost $ 2.3 million US in light of the Ukraine Crisis

Azerbaijan Oil Fund Lost $ 2.3 million US in light of the Ukraine Crisis The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) suffered investment losses due to the events that took place in Ukraine. According to SOFAZ, budget revenues of the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) for the period of January-March, 2014 reached 3.005 billion manat ($ 3.85 billion US), while budget expenditures constituted 2.443 billion manat ($ 3.13 billion US) meaning that the budget... Read More

The Azeri Oil Fund contributes more than half of State Budget Revenues

The Azeri Oil Fund contributes more than half of State Budget Revenues The income of the state budget for the first quarter of 2014 was 4.5 billion. manat ($ 5.74 billion US), the expenditures were 4.4 billion manat ($ 5.6 billion US). Budget surplus was 108,4 mln. manats in the reporting period. The Ministry of Finance reports that 2.34 billion manat($ 3.00 billion US) was transferred to the budget from the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan... Read More

Does Declining Oil Revenue Equal Less Security for Azerbaijan?

Does Declining Oil Revenue Equal Less Security for Azerbaijan? Declining oil revenues and a changing energy marketplace are placing Azerbaijan’s social and economic development under strain. Worse still, observes Eric Eissler, the lost income might curtail the country’s defense spending at a time when Baku needs it most. By Eric Eissler for ISN ________________________________________ To say that Azerbaijan lives in a unique but troubled... Read More

Euro share in Azerbaijani State Oil Fund’s investment portfolio downs

Euro share in Azerbaijani State Oil Fund’s investment portfolio downs The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) will increase shares in the structure of its investment portfolio from the current five to 10 per cent. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has recently issued a decree approving the main direction of the programme for using SOFAZ funds in 2014. The shares will be increased through decreasing the bonds to 80 per cent, Movsumov said. Today... Read More

SOFAZ Speaks in Russian

SOFAZ Speaks in Russian CESD:  Purchasing of “VTB Bank” s shares is a political message State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan bought additional share emission of VTB Bank, Russia. The volume of the issue is RR 102.5 billion (quantity – 2.5 trillions, face value – RR 0.041). The emission has already been registered by Russian Bank. CESD argues that purchasing of “VTB Bank” s shares should be considered as a political decision, “it... Read More

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