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

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

Azerbaijani Oil Fund`s Confirmed 2015 Budget: Big Decline

Azerbaijani Oil Fund`s Confirmed 2015 Budget: Big Decline The assets of the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) for 2015 decreased by 9.5% and as of 1 January 2016 reached $33.57 billion against $37.1 billion by 1 January 2015. The SOFAZ press release says that budget revenues for 2015 amounted to AZN 7.7 billion and expenditures AZN 9.187 billion. Download Full Article Here  Read More

Azerbaijani Oil Fund Budget for 2016: Brief Historical Review

Azerbaijani Oil Fund Budget for 2016: Brief Historical Review The draft budget for 2016 of State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan Republic (SOFAZ) has been discussed by the Supervisory Board of the fund. According to the SOFAZ, the fund’s 2016 budget revenues are forecasted as 6.7 billion manta and expenditures at 8.26 billion manat. SOFAZ reported that the Supervisory Board recommended the Fund’s 2016 draft budget, including the major directions of its... Read More

Assessment of Effect of Declining Oil Prices on Azerbaijan Economy

Assessment of Effect of Declining Oil Prices on Azerbaijan Economy The main goal of the study is to assess how oil price decline in the world market will potentially impact Azerbaijani Economy. The paper specifically looks how last changes in the world market will effect on both revenue and expenditure sides of the state budget. The study also examines “side impact” and “domino effects” of low oil prices. As an oil exporter country Azerbaijan... 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

$ 2,2 billion deficit in SOFAZ budget

$ 2,2 billion deficit in SOFAZ budget Revenue of State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) is forecasted at AZN 11,82 billion ($ 15,12 billion) since expenditure will be AZN 13, 59 billion ($ 17,32 billion) in 2013. SOFAZ will face budget deficit which will be AZN 1,78 billion ($ 2,22 billion) next year. Meanwhile Ministry of Finance reports SOFAZ will spend AZN 2,149 billion ($ 2,755 billion) on investment projects in 2013.  SOFAZ transfers to the... Read More