By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
The total volume of foreign capital in the form of direct investments in the Azerbaijani economy during January - September 2017 amounted to $4.5 billion, where the share of the country’s oil and gas sector was 83.8 percent, said the balance of payments of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) Dec.18.
Compared to the same period in 2016, the volume of direct investments in Azerbaijan’s economy decreased by 16.7 percent.
These investments were used to finance major oil and gas operations in Azerbaijan, mainly carried out as part of projects by BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) Ltd and Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC) on the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli block of fields.
According to the estimates of the CBA, the volume of direct investments attracted to Azerbaijan’s non-oil sector amounted to almost $728.7 million, or 16.2 percent of the total volume of direct investments attracted to the country during the reporting period. This is almost 35,6 percent less than the volume of direct investments attracted in the same period of 2016, which was $1,13million.