Oil prices and dynamics of Azerbaijani currency market (Dec.24-28)
On Dec.24-28, the average price on AZERI LT, exported from Azerbaijan via the Ceyhan, Batumi and Supsa ports to Italian Augusta port, was $111.92 per barrel or $0.58 per barrel less than the previous week. The maximum price for AZERI LT was $113.01 per barrel. The minimum price was $111.28. 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 $106.7 per barrel or $0.98 less than the previous week. The maximum price for Urals was $107.69 per barrel and the minimum - $106.1.
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 $108.77 per barrel or $1.3 less than the previous week.The maximum price was $109.92 per barrel and the minimum - $108.08.
Last week the official rate of the manat to the US dollar, set by the Azerbaijani Central Bank (CBA) decreased by 0.0002 points (0.02 percent). The average rate was established at 0.78488 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 0.0017 points. The average rate was set at 0.78432 manat to 1 U.S. dollar.
Deals concluded last week at BEST with transition to currency (T+0) comprised: Dec. 24- $1.168 million with exchange rate of 0.7839 AZN/USD, Dec.25 - no deals were concluded, therefore exchange rate remained at 0.7839 AZN/USD, Dec.26 - $20 million with exchange rate of 0.7841 AZN/USD, Dec.27 -$15.973 million with exchange rate of 0.7841 AZN/USD, Dec.28 - $10.088 million with exchange rate of 0.7856 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.