Azerbaijan: economy to continue growing

According to analysts of the Institute of International Finance (IIF), Azerbaijan will continue economic growth, despite lower prices for raw materials and low growth rates in Russia and China, which significantly affects the regional economy, the IIF report on Caucasus and Central Asia says. According to the report, Azerbaijan is on course to expand its…

Azerbaijan: Russian businessmen keen to establish ties with local partners

Local and Russian enterprises and businessmen demonstrate continuous interest in cooperation due to similar business structures, preferential tax and customs regimes and availability of different transport routes which ease logistics issues. Business people from Tyumen, Russia, who will be in Baku on August 11-16, plan to establish ties with potential partners from Azerbaijan. The visit,…

Azerbaijan: electricity exports up in July 2019

In recent years Azerbaijan has turned from an electricity importing country into a country exporting electricity. Azerbaijan, which has been exporting electricity to neighboring countries for a long time, has already begun exporting energy to European countries. In early May Azerenergy started supplying electricity to Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary through Georgia and Turkey. In…

Azerbaijan: small and medium enterprises to be developed with Turkey

The Entrepreneurship Development Fund under the Azerbaijani Ministry of Economy and the Turkish Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization have signed a memorandum on cooperation and exchange of experience in the field of entrepreneurship. The document was signed at the conference entitled “Concessional financial state support in the development of innovative entrepreneurship” held in Baku.…

Azerbaijan: electricity exports up in H1 2019

Azerbaijan exported 1.2 billion kilowatt-hour of electricity in January-June in comparison with 1.1 billion kilowatt-hour in the same period of 2018, the State Customs Committee reported. The cost of electricity exported during the mentioned period amounted to $51.9 million compared to $54.6 million. The main producer of electricity in Azerbaijan is Azerenergy. The capacity of…

Azerbaijan: WB implementing self-employment program

The World Bank’s “Azerbaijan Employment Support Project” will help expand the self-employment program, according to the statement made in the Azerbaijani Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population during a meeting with the preliminary assessment mission on the WB’s “Azerbaijan Employment Support Project”. Attracting the unemployed to self-employment will provide them with access to…

Azerbaijan: trade with Turkey up in June 2019

In June the trade turnover between Turkey and Azerbaijan increased by $644.300 million YoY and amounted to $789.259 million, a source in the Ministry of Commerce of Turkey reported. “In June Turkey’s exports to Azerbaijan amounted to $598.551 million, and imports from Azerbaijan – to $190.708 million,” the ministry said. The ministry noted that the…

Azerbaijan: taxes applied to online business

If quarterly incomes of persons in Azerbaijan engaged in online business exceed 200,000 manats, they are subject to income tax and value added tax, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Taxes reported. “If the amount of taxable transactions exceeds 200,000 manats, these people should apply for registration as VAT payers in the first decade of the next…

Azerbaijan: sweet cherries reach Nigerian market

Azerbaijan strives to increase agricultural production not only to meet local demand, but also to get broader access to foreign markets. In this regard, the country strengthens its efforts to support the activities of people engaged in agricultural production. To this end, Azerbaijan established the State Agro Trade Company under the Ministry of Agriculture last…

Azerbaijan: average monthly salary in Baku up in January-April 2019

In January-April the average monthly salary in Baku increased by 3.9% YoY and amounted to 820 manats, the Baku city Statistical Department reported. The employees of enterprises and organizations engaged in industrial, financial and insurance, professional, scientific and technical spheres, as well as ICT and construction sectors had the biggest average monthly salaries. The employees…