Foreign trade of Azerbaijan (January-November 2012)

The foreign trade turnover with 154 world countries amounted to $30.54 billion in Jan.-Nov. 2012, or 7.88 percent less than Jan.-Nov. last year. The volume of exports decreased by 10.34 percent to $22.094 billion compared to the same period of 2011. The volume of import increased by 0.76 percent and hit $8.444 billion. Azerbaijan exported 2,196 products, and imported 6,279 different goods. The index of export exceeded import as of Jan.-Nov. 2012. This formed the foreign trade surplus to the amount of $13.65 billion.

As in previous periods, oil and oil products are mainly exported from Azerbaijan.

However, the decline in oil production volumes in the country has reduced exports, and consequently has also reduced the foreign trade turnover of the country

Export of oil and oil products, natural gas and electric power in Jan.-Nov.

2012

Name of the product

quantity

cost, thousand dollars

Crude oil (according to meters), tons

32 020 438,4

-

including

- via ВТС

25 655 928,9

-

- Baku-Supsa

3 615 980,1

-

- Baku-Novorossiysk

1 827 712,0

-

- via railway

920 817,4

-

Crude oil (according to freight customs declarations), tons

22 481 351,6

18 786 613,61

Oil products, tons

1 477 405,1

1 214 876,29

Natural gas (according to meters), thousands cubic meters

6 144 147,9

--

Natural gas (according to freight customs declarations) thousands cubic meters

2 394 045,9

561 523,25

Electric power (according to meters), thousands kw/h

329 193,5

--

Electric power (according to freight customs declarations), thousands kw/h

473 090,9

24 202,42

Source: state customs committee

Most of Azerbaijan's exports (85.03 percent) fell to the export of crude oil in Jan.-Nov. 2012.

The exports of crude oil decreased by 1.4 percent compared to the same period of 2011.

The exports of petroleum products declined by 14.8 percent. As of December 1, 2012, around 5.5 percent of total exports from the country fell to the oil products.

Azerbaijan also reduced gas export in October.

Azerbaijan increased gas exports (customs clearance) by 93.3 percent in November compared to October. Its volumes increased by 7.1 percent for 11 months. As of November, the share of gas in total export volume was 2.54 percent compared to 2.61 percent for 2011.

In January-November, Azerbaijan exported chemical products worth $144.5 million. According to the Azerbaijani State Customs Committee, exports of chemical products increased by 35.1 percent compared to the same period of 2011.

This is connected with its increased production in the country. The share of chemical products was 0.65 percent in the total volume of exports in January-November.

The success of the country in exports of aluminum and its products should be stressed. As of Jan.-Nov., Azerbaijan increased aluminum export by 15.5 times compared to the same period of 2011.

In total, during the period, aluminum worth $87.769 million were sold abroad. The share of exports of aluminum and aluminum goods, of the total export volume of the country was 0.4 percent as of Dec. 1.

Azerbaijan has two aluminum plants - in Sumgait and Ganja, as well as its own raw material base (alunite). This fully provides the domestic market with these products and there are export opportunities.

The export growth for the period was observed in agricultural products, in particular, taking into account the cotton harvest season. The cotton exports from the country increased by 69.17 percent compared to the same period of last year.

Main kinds of products exported from Azerbaijan

Name of products

Jan.-Nov. 2012

Compared to Jan.-Nov. 2011, in %

Cost (thousand dollars)

Share in export volume, %

Crude oil

18 786 613,61

85,03

88,13

Oil products

1 214 876,29

5,50

85,20

Natural gas

561 523,25

2,54

107,10

Fruits and vegetables

239 336,93

1,08

113,28

Oil and butter

192 031,36

0,87

121,45

Spirits and soft drink

18 749,35

0,09

146,85

Aluminum

87 769,25

0,40

1 555,97

Ferrous metals, tons

108 728,81

0,49

57,92

Raw cotton

8 156,11

0,04

169,17

Chemical products

144 500,63

0,65

135,10

Others

731 968,84

3,31

source: Azerbaijani state customs committee

In this period, the highest amount of export fell on Italy. Thus, during the reported period Azerbaijan exported commodities to Italy totaling $5.133.6 bln which makes up 23.24 percent of total exports. Mainly oil and oil products are exported to this country. Israel ($1.666.5 bln) and Indonesia ($1.657.1 bln) hold leading positions. Italy has maintained its leading position since 2008 excluding early three months. Turkey took a lead in January and U.S. in February and March 2008.

Turkey ranks first on largest import volume ($1.272.9 billion) in January-November 2012. About 15.07 percent of the Azerbaijani imports fell to it. Russia ranks second - $1.199.8 billion and Germany - third ($677.1 million).

Most of Azerbaijan's imports (26.96 percent) in Jan.-Nov. accounted for the imports of machines, equipment, electric vehicles and their spare parts.

However, imports of these products decreased by 15.11 percent compared to the same period of 2011. The imports of vehicles and spare parts decreased by 7.45 percent, although this import retained a significant share in the country's import (15.78 percent).

The import of vehicles maintained a significant share in the country's import despite the Azerbaijani State Customs Committee has imposed a ban on imports of "VAZ-21144" and "VAZ-21154" cars, imported into the country under the state guarantee agreements since Oct. 1, 2012.

According to the State Statistics Committee, in January-November, the country imported 92,828 cars to the amount of $1.044.6 billion.

Some 996 vehicles of this volume are intended for transporting 10 people or more, including the driver. The total cost of the vehicles was $48.285 million. The number of imported cars, mainly for transporting people and other motor vehicles amounted to 82,204 worth $713.3 million, motor vehicles for cargo transportation - 8,631 worth $199.7 million, special vehicles - 997 worth $83.3 million.

Import of ferrous metals ranks third (12.81 percent of total import volume).

At the same time, grain imports significantly increased in January-November 2012 compared to the same period of 2011 (by 24.13 percent). Its import share is 0.91 percent. But imports of flour significantly reduced (by 95.05 percent).

In late September, the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers signed a resolution to exempt imported wheat, meslin, wheat and wheat-rye flour from the value added tax (VAT) for the period of one year.

Main products imported to Azerbaijan

Name of products

Jan.-Nov. 2012

Compared to Jan.-Nov. 2011, %

cost

(thousand dollars)

Share in import volume, %

meat

15 064,35

0,18

78,67

flour

2 942,26

0,03

4,95

butter

125 367,68

1,48

117,50

milk

6 201,23

0,07

73,47

grain

299 167,90

3,54

124,13

Sugar and granulated sugar

159 782,34

1,89

110,42

Cars, mechanisms, electric goods, equipment

2 276 940,48

26,96

84,89

Vehicles and spare parts

1 332 719,54

15,78

92,55

Wood and wooden goods

225 433,84

2,67

97,71

Ferrous metals, tons

1 081 453,53

12,81

105,50

Furniture and its parts

76 651,15

0,91

117,15

Pharmaceutical goods

202 031,74

2,39

100,22

source: Azerbaijani state customs committee

According to the State Customs Committee, Azerbaijan's foreign trade turnover with CIS countries in Jan.-Nov. amounted to $3.173.6 billion or 10.39 percent of total volume of Azerbaijan's foreign trade turnover. Exports to CIS countries for the period totaled $1.096.2 billion (4.96 percent of total export) and imports - $2.077.4 billion (24.6 percent of total import). As a result, the country had a red ink in trading with them to the amount of $981.1 million compared to the surplus worth $351.6 million in 2011.

During this period, about 8,255 legal and physical entities were involved in foreign trade operations, including 3,748 - legal entities and 4,507 - physical entities.

The share of public sector in exports totaled $20.817 billion (94.2 percent), private - $1.066 million (4.8 percent), the share of physical entities - $210.8 million (0.95 percent).

The share of public sector in import operations amounted to $1.818 billion (21.53 percent), the private sector - $6.284 billion (74.41 percent), physical entities -$341.799 million (4.05 percent).

Azerbaijan's trade operations with foreign countries in Jan.-Nov. 2012

Name of country

Export, thousand dollars

Compared to export in Jan.-Nov. 2011, %

Import, thousand dollars

Compared to import in Jan.-Nov. 2011, %

total

22 094 254.43

89.66

8 444 351.30

99.24

including

European countries:

10 226 809.63

69.17

2 295 669.87

81.84

Austria

139 974.47

37,87 times

115 221.75

136.83

Belgium

2 605.94

91.29

48 543.49

97.20

Bulgaria

532 173.13

129.68

22 751.35

107.50

Great Britain

236 989.55

15,28 times

433 403.58

111.37

Hungary

57.39

28,04 times

16 348.30

52.94

Germany

848 315.76

162.70

677 161.00

87.59

Greece

767 576.06

368.81

13 612.00

172.64

Denmark

2 163.93

152.13

15 790.89

38.42

Ireland

27 697.07

1046,77 times

17 532.59

158.51

Spain

66 757.15

23.52

87 643.07

350.71

Italy

5 133 650.37

58.36

208 265.09

94.03

Cyprus

23 391.94

63.95

31 261.18

11,92 times

Latvia

5 716.17

40.79

7 621.06

63.02

Lithuania

2 665.45

61.23

19 946.00

109.60

Luxembourg

172.66

131.89

13 291.41

49.39

Malta

51 685.36

19.24

307.44

100.84

Netherlands

6 408.62

103.31

133 045.93

102.41

Poland

3 072.20

106.95

39 437.72

34.00

Portugal

243 085.13

117.83

2 731.17

201.16

Romania

56 811.13

107.17

21 575.13

156.44

Slovakia

5.22

3.57

22 627.28

130.99

Slovenia

17.93

286.53

5 500.62

66.81

Finland

49.13

71.19

46 982.40

91.63

France

1 563 594.20

41.06

155 789.92

26.35

Czechia

511 740.53

368.45

80 396.46

86.86

Sweden

82.09

13.66

53 063.66

82.38

Estonia

351.05

55.28

5 819.37

146.31

Other countries:

10 771 183.51

151.92

4 071 286.93

118.98

Australia

31 171.96

468,74 раз

6 126.81

115.74

Albania

0.00

0.00

46.50

354.91

Algeria

2 866.88

127.86

71.59

108.45

Angola

22.62

10,95 раз

0.00

0.00

Angelia (Great Britain)

0.00

0.00

1 211.90

141.49

Andorra

0.00

0.00

10.87

18.48

Argentina

24.06

0.18

13 453.14

60.28

Aruba

83.84

57.99

0.00

0.00

Afghanistan

106 442.30

119.93

0.00

0.00

Bangladesh

0.00

0.00

35.36

12.97

Barbados

0.00

0.00

37.54

0.00

Bahrain

15.31

193.11

51.05

25.08

Belize

0.00

0.00

254.06

15.02

The Bermudas

42.10

277.64

0.00

0.00

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2.09

0.00

267.36

67.53

Brazil

291.58

607.24

166 541.61

111.07

Brunei Darussalam

2.67

12.19

5.64

0.00

Virgin islands (Britain)

0.00

0.00

2 229.52

816.89

Vietnam

19 439.95

143.85

2 680.45

238.94

Venezuela

102.48

371,21 times

11.67

0.00

Gabon

11.88

113.22

80.58

13,24 times

Ghana

42.82

64.59

65.34

0.00

Guinea

0.00

0.00

6 562.78

0.00

Hong Kong

20.50

0.00

2 833.09

162.79

Georgia

525 038.65

111.56

109 478.32

134.89

Jabalia

0.00

0.00

478.10

421.09

Dominica

0.00

0.00

5.56

28.32

the Dominican Republic

0.00

0.00

4.31

292.09

Egypt

24 463.59

15.19

6 098.17

273.38

Zambia

0.00

0.00

128.70

102,61 times

Zimbabwe

0.00

0.00

254.23

31.83

Israel

1 666 547.20

241.53

60 110.74

172.96

India

1 590 705.60

433.65

65 399.08

188.40

Indonesia

1 657 120.85

206.23

34 905.20

274.62

Jordan

44.81

77.48

1 247.15

36.24

Iceland

20.02

0.00

559.09

117.44

Iraq

364 501.57

10,51 times

316.33

125.37

Iran

85 108.28

62.37

163 284.83

112.14

Yemen

55.25

0.00

6.25

0.00

Cayman Islands

8.87

59.23

0.00

0.00

Cambodia

0.00

0.00

0.72

0.00

Cameroon

0.00

0.00

3.60

0.00

Canada

8 482.12

42,83 times

28 197.35

184.70

Qatar

1 524.22

62,83 times

1 307.61

10.88

Kenya

0.00

0.00

48.83

7.23

China

181 222.80

613.00

577 861.96

104.12

Columbia

45.62

0.00

25.78

177.45

Congo

15.48

59.66

0.00

0.00

Korea (DPRK)

0.00

0.00

10.08

38.19

Korean Republic

1 132.36

0.25

220 129.82

124.58

Costa Rica

0.00

0.00

178.42

147.36

Côte d'Ivoire

0.00

0.00

3.64

124.83

Kuwait

13.26

33.24

177.65

336.42

Cuba

0.00

0.00

5 154.84

232,43 times

Lebanon

31 178.61

96.46

261.52

33.78

Libya

119 883.45

157733,08 times

5.37

284.27

Liechtenstein

1.16

126.55

16.88

192.12

Madagascar

0.00

0.00

2.27

535.49

Macao

0.00

0.00

0.54

0.00

Macedonia

0.00

0.00

401.90

992.67

Malawi

0.00

0.00

485.61

146.81

Malaysia

370 669.24

55.82

18 611.73

59.46

the Maldives

5.41

0.00

0.00

0.00

the Marshall Islands

0.00

0.00

1.00

0.37

Mauritius

0.00

0.00

5.03

0.00

Mauritania

0.00

0.00

0.24

0.13

Mexico

543.99

16,86 times

3 726.42

96.95

Mongolia

526.57

175.54

0.24

0.29

Montenegro

2.25

60.69

8.43

0.00

Mozambique

0.00

0.00

3.99

0.00

Morocco

0.00

0.00

6 656.21

264.52

Myanmar

0.00

0.00

18.17

528.69

Nepal

0.00

0.00

5.26

7.65

Nigeria

32.51

135.26

0.00

0.00

New Zealand

119.80

217.32

16 537.38

104.68

Norway

2 502.62

11,43 times

19 944.84

79.48

the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

13 951.85

204.00

94 047.77

115.66

Oman

1 709.23

40.44

138.29

101.09

Pakistan

3.62

49.31

1 334.26

47.80

Palestine

0.00

0.00

20.75

0.00

Panama

280.51

604.70

21 530.38

240.53

Papua New Guinea

0.90

0.00

0.00

0.00

Peru

10.30

763.24

74.74

285.19

Puerto Rico (USA)

0.00

0.00

116.58

979.25

Rwanda

0.00

0.00

4.52

0.00

San-Marino

4.21

0.00

1 316.06

16,03 times

Samoa, USA

0.00

0.00

2.36

0.00

Saudi Arabia

13.00

15.50

508.63

48.02

the Seychelles

1.10

1.95

702.10

54,48 times

Saint Kitts and Nevis

0.00

0.00

27.80

0.00

Sint Maarten (Netherlands)

0.00

0.00

12.88

0.00

Sierra Leone

83.80

256.58

0.00

0.00

Senegal

37.80

0.00

0.00

0.00

Serbia

21.99

149.13

21 894.55

11,98 times

Singapore

250 362.29

697,06 times

17 753.42

132.63

Синт-Мартен

0.00

0.00

12.88

0.00

Syria

13.00

18.85

485.03

52.29

United States of America (USA)

1 500 144.87

95.94

630 441.40

129.48

Sudan

11.26

0.00

0.00

0.00

Taiwan

650 103.48

80259,49 times

26 219.94

97.16

Thailand

343 709.04

253.90

24 143.93

144.52

Tanzania

4.17

121.23

621.21

193.96

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

43.57

83,84 times

16.30

15.42

Tunis

247 233.35

0.00

8 090.23

162.14

Turks and Caicos Islands

0.00

0.00

6.60

116.71

Turkey

563 890.31

131.77

1 272 938.90

116.78

the Philippines

35.12

5.43

202.25

57.51

Croatia

330 588.75

95.08

2 397.21

28.05

Central African Republic

0.00

0.00

0.70

3.23

Chili

0.00

0.00

340.44

46.66

Switzerland

74 961.57

44.51

119 844.43

83.79

Sri-Lanka

0.00

0.00

12 030.80

77.83

Uruguay

0.00

0.00

956.39

57.78

Ecuador

15.94

31,74 times

14 921.52

83.72

Equatorial Guinea

2.24

184.21

0.00

0.00

South African Republic

4.29

429,15 times

2 255.10

252.01

Jamaica

0.00

0.00

4 700.11

0.00

Japan

928.59

257.55

227 050.91

145.16

Others

838.14

125.39

25.04

0.00

CIS countries:

1 096 261.29

39.59

2 077 394.50

91.01

Belarus

10 505.32

1.75

60 489.01

101.02

Kazakhstan

42 091.55

74.58

314 350.18

185.41

Kyrgyzstan

5 899.69

28.37

2 171.25

264.63

Moldova

251.75

10.63

7 375.77

156.93

Uzbekistan

11 443.40

52.74

7 010.02

14.44

Russia

852 741.10

76.49

1 199 789.91

79.94

Tajikistan

42 801.57

328.34

159.60

6.05

Turkmenistan

50 794.07

130.47

31 612.75

256.31

Ukraine

79 732.84

8.85

454 436.00

94.03

source: Azerbaijani state customs committee

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