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

Economic growth rate was 0.7% in Azerbaijan

Economic growth rate was 0.7% in Azerbaijan In January-May, 2012, GDP production rose 0.7% to AZN 20.9 bln. State Statistical Committee says 67.9% of GDP was production, 25.9% – service spheres, 6.2% – net taxes for product and import, APAreports. The production in non-oil sector rose 10.5%, in oil-gas sector – decreased by 6.5% in comparison to a year earlier. GDP per capita made AZN 2,281.5 or $ 2,901.9. Note that, according... Read More

Azerbaijan revises oil prices forecast in 2012-state budget

Azerbaijan revises oil prices forecast in 2012-state budget Rising oil prices on world markets contributes to increase in the income of the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) additionally by 3.625 billion manat, which will increase incomes of the consolidated budget for 2012 by 19.9 percent, Azerbaijani Finance Minister Samir Sharifov said on Saturday at the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on economic policy during the debate of the bill... Read More

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