Oil prices and dynamics of monetary market of Azerbaijan (jan. 9-14)
On Jan.9-13, the average price on Azeri Light CIF Augusta exported from Azerbaijan via the Ceyhan, Batumi and Supsa ports was about $114.03 per barrel, or $1 more than the previous price. The maximum price was $115.3 per barrel. The minimum price was $112.32. Azeri Light's density is 34.6 degrees API with a 0.14-percent sulfur content.
The average price on Urals (Ex-Novo) exported from Azerbaijan via the Novorossiysk port was over $108.8 per barrel, or about $2.2 more than the previous price. The maximum price was $110.3 per barrel and the minimum - $107.27.
Urals' density is 32 degrees API with a sulfur content up to 1.3 percent. The oil grade's specifications vary when sold depending on its high/low-quality content.The average price on Brent Dated was about $111.7 per barrel, or $0.44 more than the previous price. The maximum price was $112.94 per barrel and the minimum - $109.89. Brent Dated's density is 38.3 degrees API with a sulfur content of 0.36 percent.
Last week the official exchange rate of manat to the US dollar, set by the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA), decreased by 0.0001 point (0.01 percent). The average rate was established at 0.78636 manat to 1 U.S. dollar.
As a result of last week's exchange, the rate of the Azerbaijani manat to the U.S. dollar, established based on results from the Baku Inter-bank Currency Exchange (BICEX) decreased by 0.0001 point. Last week average exchange rate of manat hit 0.78572 manat to $1.
Deals concluded last week at BEST with transition to currency (T+0) comprised: on Jan.9 - no deals were concluded, therefore, the exchange rate remained unchanged at 0.7857 AZN/USD, Jan.10 - $1.041 million with the exchange rate of 0.7857 AZN/USD, Jan.11 and Jan.12 - no deals were concluded, therefore, the exchange rate remained unchanged at 0.7857 AZN/USD, Jan 13 -$22.99 million with exchange rate 0.7858 AZN/USD
No deal was concluded with USD/AZN T+1 and T+2 due to too few appeals by dealers.