Azerbaijan Economic Forecast
October 30, 2018Preliminary data revealed that the economy grew weakly in the first three quarters of 2018, increasing 0.8% year-on-year. A subdued performance by the oil sector, which has seen production wither in recent years, hampered activity. That said, the recovery showed some signs of strengthening towards the end of the third quarter, with industrial output gaining steam in September. Moreover, activity is seen firming in Q4 as new gas supplies come online and the banking sector revives. On the political front, the government submitted a draft budget for 2019 on 23 October. The budget projects a widening in the fiscal deficit to 2.3% of GDP, from the 1.3% of GDP expected for 2018, and details a moderate increase in spending as well as a rise in some public sector wages.
Azerbaijan Economic GrowthHigher oil and gas output, firm commodity prices and improving economic conditions in Russia economy should enable the recovery to strengthen next year. Met the why particular panelists see GDP expanding 2.1% in 2019, which is down 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast. In 2020, GDP is seen growing 3.0%.
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