Oil prices and dynamics of monetary market of Azerbaijan (july 23 – 28 )
On July 23-27, the average price on Azeri Light CIF Augusta exported from Azerbaijan via the Ceyhan, Batumi and Supsa ports was about $107.82 per barrel or $0.63 per barrel less than the previous week. The maximum price was $109.84 per barrel. The minimum price was $106.27. 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 $103.48 per barrel or $1.15 less than the previous week. The maximum price was $105.37 per barrel and the minimum - $101.96. 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 $104.18 per barrel or $1.41 less than the previous week. The maximum price was $106.11 per barrel and the minimum - $102.45.
Brent Dated's density is 38.3 degrees API with a sulfur content of 0.36 percent.
Last week the official rate of the manat to the US dollar, set by the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) consolidated by 0.0001 points (0.01 percent). The average rate was established at 0.78562 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), consolidated by 0.0001 points (0.01 percent). The average rate was set at 0.78492 manat to 1 U.S. dollar.
Deals concluded last week at BEST with transition to currency (T+0) comprised: July 23- no deals were concluded, therefore, the exchange rate remained unchanged at 0.7850 AZN/USD; July 24 - $0.35 million with exchange rate of 0.7849 AZN/USD, July 25-26 - no deals were concluded, therefore, the exchange rate remained unchanged at 0.7849 AZN/USD; July 27 - $0.282 million with exchange rate of 0.7849 AZN/USD.
No deal was concluded with USD/AZN T+1 and T+2 due to few appeals made by dealers. On appeals on RUB/AZN and EUR/AZN, appeals were not made.