Foreign trade of Azerbaijan (january-september 2013)

The foreign trade turnover with 144 world countries amounted to $26.13 billion in January-September 2013, or 6.39 percent more than in January-September 2012. The volume of exports increased by 1.51 percent to $18.06 billion compared to the same period of 2012. The volume of import increased by 19.22 percent and hit $8.07 billion. Azerbaijan exported 1,827 products, and imported 5,839 different goods. As of Jan.-Sept. 2013, the nominal index of export exceeded import. This formed the foreign trade surplus to the amount of $9.99 billion.

As in previous periods, oil, gas and oil products were mainly exported from Azerbaijan in Jan.-Sept. 2013.

Main products exported from Azerbaijan

Name of the product

Jan.-Sept. 2013

Compared to Jan.-Sept. 2012, %

cost, thousand dollars

Share in export volume, %

Crude oil

15 304 387.03

84.75

100.32

Oil products

893 253.57

4.95

92.55

Natural gas

557 914.23

3.09

131.59

Fruits and vegetables

125 328.55

0.69

94.39

Oil and butter

168 653.20

0.93

116.75

Spirits and soft drink

22 987.57

0.13

173.45

Aluminum

60 939.78

0.34

83.98

Ferrous metals, tons

82 927.48

0.46

89.02

Raw cotton

18 790.83

0.10

208.23

Chemical products

41 439.99

0.23

34.72

Others

563 554.70

3.13

144.72

Source:Azerbaijani state customs committee

Most of Azerbaijan's exports as of Jan.-Sept. 2013 (84.75 percent) fell to the export of crude oil.

The exports of crude oil increased by 0.32 percent compared to Jan.-Sept. 2012.

The export of oil products decreased by 7.45 percent during this period. As of Jan.-Sept. 2013, around 4.95 percent of total exports from the country fell to the oil products.

Some 20.890 million tons of oil were transported via the Heydar Aliyev Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline, 2.985 million tons - the Baku-Supsa pipeline, 1.325 million tons - via the Baku-Novorossiysk pipeline and 702,549 tons were shipped by rail to Baku-Batumi in January-September.

In January -September 2013 gas exports from Azerbaijan (control device data) hit ​​72.4 percent of export for entire 2012. As of January- September 2013, the share of gas in total exports amounted to 3.09 percent (3.28 percent a month earlier) compared to 2.71 percent for whole 2012.

According to the State Customs Committee, gas exports from the country amounted to 5.063.026 billion cubic meters in January -September 2013.

Around 627.794 million cubic meters were exported in September compared to 585.519 million cubic meters in August.

Azerbaijan has been a net exporter of gas since 2007, primarily due to Shah Deniz field.

Azerbaijan exported chemical products to the amount of $41.43 million in January-September or by 65.28 percent less than in the same period of last year. The figure hits 0.23 percent of a total export volume.

In this period, the highest amount of export fell on Italy. Thus, during the reported period Azerbaijan exported commodities to Italy totaling $4.406.4 bln which makes up 24.40 percent of total exports. Mainly oil and oil products are exported to this country. Indonesia ($2.286.3 bln) and Thailand ($1.453.4 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.

Russia ranks first on largest import volume ($1.162.1 billion) in Jan.-Sept. 2013. About 14.40 percent of the Azerbaijani imports fell to it. Turkey ranks second - $1.094.7 billion and Great Britain - third ($916.6 million).

Most of Azerbaijan's imports or 24.87 percent in the reporting period fell to the import of machinery, equipment, electrical equipment and spare parts. The machinery and equipment worth $2.00 billion were imported in January-September or by 8.18 percent more than in the same period of last year.

Many vehicles and parts worth $1 billion (a 4.95 percent increase, the share in the total imports - 13.89 percent) and wood and wooden goods - by $242.5 million (a 21.70 percent increase, the share in the total imports - 3.01 percent) were brought in the country.

Azerbaijan imported wheat flour to the amount of $17.17 million in January-September or 0.21 percent of total imports and exceeds the index of the same period of last year by nearly 15 times. According to the report, imports of wheat increased by 89.94 percent - up to $328.55 million per year or 4.07 percent of the total import volume of the country during this period.

Main products imported to Azerbaijan

Name of products

Jan.-Sept. 2013

Compared to Jan.-Sept. 2012, %

cost

(thousand dollars)

Share in import volume, %

Meat

10 250.66

0.13

77.81

Butter

14 695.13

0.18

60.62

Milk

6 487.41

0.08

132.24

Grain

328 556.41

4.07

189.94

Flour

17 172.31

0.21

1 538.91

Cars, mechanisms, electric goods, equipment

2 006 392.83

24.87

108.18

Vehicles and spare parts

1 120 574.25

13.89

104.95

Wood and wooden goods

242 529.04

3.01

121.70

Ferrous metals, tons

902 523.44

11.18

102.40

Furniture and its parts

66 867.19

0.83

102.65

Pharmaceutical goods

188 076.32

2.33

114.63

source: Azerbaijani state customs committee

According to the State Customs Committee, Azerbaijan's foreign trade turnover with CIS countries in Jan.-Sept. 2013 amounted to $2.89 billion or 11.0 percent of total volume of Azerbaijan's foreign trade turnover. Exports to CIS countries for the period totaled $949 million by increasing by 5.26 percent and imports - $1.94 billion by increasing by 24.16 percent. As a result, the country had a red ink in trading with them to the amount of $1 billion.

Thus, Azerbaijan's foreign trade turnover with EU countries amounted to $11.126 billion in January-September 2013, or 42.5 percent of the country's foreign trade turnover.

Around 46.3 percent of Azerbaijan's foreign trade turnover fell to the countries-non EU and CIS members in January-September or $26.127 billion.

In January-September Azerbaijani exports to the EU countries amounted to $8.411 billion, or 46.3 percent of total exports ($18.057 billion) amid a 2.15 percent growth. Imports from EU ($2.715 billion) increased by 46.3 percent and hit 33.65 percent of total imports ($8.069 billion). As a result, the country had a trade surplus with the EU at the level of $5.695 billion or 57 percent of the country's trade surplus ($ 9.988 billion).

In January-September, exports to the countries-non EU and CIS members decreased by 0.69 percent - up to $8.697 billion or 48.16 percent of total exports.

Imports increased by 4.19 percent and hit $3.403 billion or 42.18 percent of all imports. As a result, the country received surplus worth $ 5.293 billion with these countries.

During this period, about 5,991 legal and physical entities were involved in foreign trade operations, including 3,460 - legal entities and 2,531 - physical entities.

The share of public sector in exports totaled $17.03 billion (94.3 percent), private sector - $907.2 million (5.02 percent), the share of physical entities - $125.65 million (0.7 percent).

The share of public sector in import operations amounted to $2.5 billion (31.07 percent), the private sector - $5.16 billion (63.94 percent), physical entities -$400.73 million (4.97 percent).

Azerbaijan's trade operations with foreign countries in Jan.-Sept. 2013

Name of country

Export, thousand dollars

Compared to Jan.-Sept. 2012, %

Import, thousand dollars

Compared to Jan.-Sept. 2012, %

total

18 057 924.07

101.51

8 069 099.22

119.22

including

European countries:

8 411 191.39

102.15

2 715 574.30

146.32

Austria

253 884.37

367.19

72 516.53

72.93

Belgium

7 294.38

324.94

54 455.95

168.17

Bulgaria

118 890.39

25.24

14 709.51

81.00

Great Britain

297 675.61

127.08

916 644.07

248.77

Hungary

45.87

127.07

19 676.20

160.20

Germany

897 861.03

107.69

573 632.79

104.35

Greece

644 845.19

122.91

3 254.99

86.53

Denmark

259.67

18.90

18 774.25

175.11

Ireland

34 587.02

183,09 times

10 195.52

63.82

Spain

74 455.90

111.97

37 702.82

47.41

Italy

4 406 408.50

110.97

173 695.01

99.00

Cyprus

23 157.36

99.00

50 954.04

230.82

Latvia

1 790.36

35.79

6 809.26

104.70

Lithuania

1 891.98

90.47

15 685.95

112.25

Luxembourg

117.18

91.23

9 595.04

77.16

Malta

18.54

0.04

969.75

443.74

Netherlands

5 244.12

97.90

126 107.25

117.33

Poland

5 162.69

232.76

30 674.26

109.14

Portugal

525 708.80

216.29

1 481.73

61.81

Romania

87 794.56

184.93

17 689.08

230.75

Slovakia

3.95

75.79

20 444.83

116.64

Slovenia

9.64

77.52

9 296.42

225.01

Finland

7.59

18.74

48 086.42

169.98

France

807 691.92

69.19

375 509.97

300.39

Czechia

215 861.50

42.20

60 266.17

88.28

Sweden

46.62

80.12

35 491.84

83.96

Estonia

476.63

155.97

6 417.95

513.64

Other countries:

8 697 271.96

99.31

3 403 813.97

104.19

Albania

0.00

0.00

0.19

0.40

Australia

113.74

0.37

8 719.85

162.39

Algeria

736.63

28.04

11.60

20.97

Anguilla

0.00

0.00

4 501.86

375.82

Angola

0.81

5.74

8.76

0.00

Andorra

0.00

0.00

715.35

65,78 times

Argentina

59.33

0.00

4 939.86

41.83

Aruba

1.97

3.26

0.00

0.00

Afghanistan

139 640.56

159.86

145.05

0.00

Bangladesh

4.74

0.00

22.45

65.52

Barbados

0.00

0.00

19.69

52.47

Bahrain

17.00

110.98

236.93

469.41

Belize

0.00

0.00

699.54

11,01 times

Bermuda Islands

15.93

41.01

0.00

0.00

Bosnia and Herzegovina

0.00

0.00

209.35

105.43

Brazil

219.01

104.28

269 373.63

203.41

Brunei Darussalam

0.00

0.00

0.04

3.10

Virgin islands (USA)

0.00

0.00

117.91

0.00

Virgin islands (Britain)

0.00

0.00

1 385.72

65.48

Vietnam

84 827.84

266,08 times

3 276.20

176.19

Venezuela

0.00

0.00

5 051.35

0.00

Ghana

38.77

90.55

1.55

2.37

Gambia

0.00

0.00

0.05

0.00

Guinea

2.79

0.00

0.00

0.00

Hong Kong

2 160.00

105,39 times

753.65

33.32

Honduras

0.00

0.00

0.11

0.00

Georgia

364 335.00

86.14

100 603.78

113.68

Jabalia

0.00

0.00

377.82

87.59

Dominica

0.00

0.00

9.46

269.86

the Dominican Republic

0.00

0.00

11.44

34,51 times

Egypt

40 437.61

165.74

2 813.64

78.33

Zambia

0.00

0.00

109.40

85.00

Zimbabwe

0.10

0.00

30.14

11.86

Israel

920 901.22

60.34

10 217.72

23.59

India

867 200.55

67.25

38 479.70

64.08

Indonesia

2 286 355.19

171.82

18 496.74

56.41

Jordan

33.72

82.90

1 609.81

172.39

Iceland

12.27

61.28

199.60

107.78

Iraq

278 069.77

100.08

289.69

91.58

Iran

61 168.78

79.71

163 410.82

121.52

Yemen

113.82

206.00

1.83

29.26

Cayman Islands

13.24

149.16

0.00

0.00

Cambodia

0.00

0.00

34.12

47,21 times

Canada

23.01

0.27

11 335.61

51.01

Cameroon

0.00

0.00

98.08

27,24 times

Qatar

1 597.64

252.97

354.01

27.14

Kenya

0.00

0.00

94.94

194.44

China

26 146.29

14.81

454 765.38

99.64

Columbia

1.44

3.21

784.29

30,42 times

Congo

0.00

0.00

36.60

0.00

Korea

0.00

0.00

0.37

3.71

Korean Republic

33 691.10

479,58 times

190 448.81

102.54

Costa Rica

0.00

0.00

149.94

89.44

Cuba

0.00

0.00

7.89

0.16

Kuwait

9.08

0.00

40.38

22.73

Lebanon

25.55

0.08

702.52

272.59

Libya

143 160.95

205.08

527.85

98,34 times

Liechtenstein

0.00

0.00

3.15

18.64

Madagascar

0.00

0.00

4.68

206.22

Macedonia

13.09

0.00

35.28

17.13

Malawi

0.00

0.00

232.86

47.95

Malaysia

49.02

0.02

28 148.89

164.35

Morocco

62 388.71

0.00

15.47

0.23

Mexico

4.69

0.86

5 065.90

198.02

Mozambique

0.00

0.00

20.79

520.76

Mongolia

364.85

86.52

0.00

0.00

Montenegro

11.46

510.02

0.39

4.59

Isle of Man

33.57

0.00

0.00

0.00

Nepal

0.00

0.00

3.00

119.53

Nigeria

1.06

3.32

0.75

0.00

Niue (New Zealand)

0.00

0.00

40.72

0.00

New Zealand

145.01

121.04

10 404.31

70.64

Norway

635.73

25.45

23 841.37

176.57

the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

5 705.90

61.40

75 631.07

92.68

Oman

0.00

0.00

124.74

90.21

Pakistan

28.26

10,98 times

908.50

136.90

Palau

0.00

0.00

39.96

0.00

Panama

0.00

0.00

8 933.33

51.55

Peru

0.17

1.66

44.81

82.80

Puerto Rico (USA)

0.00

0.00

19.09

16.86

Rwanda

0.00

0.00

0.84

18.52

Saudi Arabia

27.30

180.86

25 565.74

156.38

San Marino

0.00

0.00

31.14

2.87

Swaziland

0.00

0.00

0.73

0.00

Serbia

8.08

49.97

4 441.79

20.93

the Seychelles

0.00

0.00

3 385.77

488.83

Singapore

5.22

0.00

130.60

0.00

Syria

0.00

0.00

158.86

33.81

United States of America (USA)

756 038.82

66.69

276 002.94

59.01

Sudan

0.00

0.00

0.09

0.00

Taiwan

467 306.29

87.61

16 510.28

91.84

Thailand

1 453 400.91

618.02

17 342.70

85.78

Trinidad and Tobago

21.79

50.01

1.02

6.23

Tunis

85 959.54

34.77

319.10

3.95

Turkey

398 089.18

96.60

1 094 722.06

105.08

Croatia

136 772.44

53.01

6 915.58

304.56

Faeroe Islands

0.00

0.00

48.37

0.00

the Fiji Islands

0.00

0.00

79.42

0.00

the Philippines

0.00

0.00

296.32

180.19

Chili

0.00

0.00

1 163.23

425.72

Switzerland

55 607.05

94.00

124 970.83

149.54

Sri-Lanka

0.00

0.00

12 325.01

124.21

Uruguay

0.00

0.00

602.37

83.76

Ecuador

0.00

0.00

5 771.89

42.85

South African Republic

13.40

312.33

74 425.85

37,19 times

Jamaica

0.00

0.00

2 747.24

58.45

Japan

22 498.94

59,50 times

243 799.47

131.54

Others

826.32

131.79

0.00

0.00

CIS countries:

949 460.72

118.90

1 949 710.95

118.48

Belarus

8 115.36

90.03

60 713.96

113.03

Kazakhstan

39 511.68

115.71

248 836.92

109.99

Kyrgyzstan

8 445.92

236.58

1 109.63

69.39

Moldova

167.17

85.75

3 476.26

88.64

Uzbekistan

6 829.12

61.52

3 781.59

82.73

Russia

802 187.21

133.75

1 162 128.03

121.53

Tajikistan

4 752.44

14.63

0.00

0.00

Turkmenistan

32 436.04

75.88

37 498.22

211.19

Ukraine

47 015.78

71.79

432 166.34

113.31

source: Azerbaijani state customs committee

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