Republic of Azerbaijan : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Informational Annex

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publication Date:

September 14, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that the economic performance in Azerbaijan has been impaired by a number of negative shocks. Lower oil prices, weak regional growth, currency devaluations in its main trading partners, and a contraction in hydrocarbon production rapidly erased the large current account surplus the country enjoyed during the oil boom years. Near-term economic prospects remain weak. Under current policies, growth is expected to contract in 2016 and remain sluggish in the next few years, while inflation is expected to gradually decrease. The current account balance should improve as the devaluations work to limit imports and support nontraditional exports.

Series:

Country Report No. 16/296

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 14, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475536485/1934-7685

Stock No:

1AZEEA2016001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

83

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