Presentation on theme: "Zlín February 11, 2015. Azerbaijan Macroeconomic Indicators 2013 GDP – 73 bln. GDP Growth – 5.8% (2013), 10 % average in 2003-2013 Non-oil Growth – 10."— Presentation transcript:
Zlín February 11, 2015
Macroeconomic Indicators 2013 GDP – 73 bln. GDP Growth – 5.8% (2013), 10 % average in Non-oil Growth – 10 % GDP per capita – 7,495 USD Inflation – 2.4 % Investment – 28 bln., FDI – 10 bln. Foreign currency reserves – $50 bln. Unemployment – 5.2 % Poverty – 5.3 %
Diversification 51 % of non-oil GDP ITC (2 nd recipient of FDI, University, First Sattelite) Transportation (TRACECA, TASIM, Baku- Tbilisi-Kars railroad, North-South) Agriculture Tourism
Economic Achievements UNCTAD quoted Azerbaijan as NO 1 globally as per the FDI Inflow Performance Index 2007 – UN Public Service Award 2008 – World Bank Ranked Azerbaijan Top Reformer in Doing Business 2010 – World Economic Forum ranked Azerbaijan as Leading ICT use and Network Readiness Index among Eurasian countries 2011 – World Bank commended Azerbaijan’s poverty reduction strategy (for 10 years from 49 % to 12% (national estimation – 7%)) Global Competitiveness Report ranked Azerbaijan 39 th in the world
Existing Pipelines Caspian Sea Turkey Iran Iraq Syria Russia Georgia Baku Ceyhan Erzurum Kazakhstan Black Sea Tbilisi Med. Sea Azerbaijan Turkmenistan ACG Oil Production & Development Alov Exploration Inam Exploration Shah Deniz Gas Development Sangachal Terminal South Caucasus Pipeline Gas WREP Pipeline BTC Pipeline Oil NREP Pipeline Supsa Novorossiysk Stage 1 Stage 2 Azeri DWG Chirag
Three pipeline projects: South Caucasus Pipeline (SCPX) – Azerbaijan, Georgia Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) – Turkey Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) – Greece, Albania, Italy
TANAP TANAP Project intends for the transportation of the natural gas to be produced in Shah Deniz 2 field and other fields of Azerbaijan (and other possible neighboring countries) through Turkey to Europe. Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the governments of Turkey and Azerbaijan on December 24, 2011 in Ankara. Shareholders: Azerbaijan side - 58 %; BOTAS (Turkey) - 30 %; BP (UK) – 12 %. Project costs: $ 11.3 billion USD. Total pipeline length is 1,810 km: 1,333 km (Georgia/Turkey border – Eskishehir); 477 km (Eskishehir – Turkey/Greece border, including 19 km offshore). Connecting directly to: - SCP on the Turkey-Georgia border - TAP on the Turkish-Greek border The earthwork activities for construction is planned to start on April 1, First gas: Turkey – mid 2018; Europe – end Capacity is expandable to 31 bcm/a. TANAP will contribute to the energy security and development of the European gas transit system!
TAP TAP will transport Caspian natural gas to Europe. Connecting with the TANAP at the Greek-Turkish border, TAP will cross Northern Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea before coming ashore in Southern Italy to connect to the Italian natural gas network. The project is currently in its implementation phase and is preparing for construction of the pipeline, which is planned to begin in Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the governments of Turkey and Azerbaijan on December 24, 2011 in Ankara. Shareholders: BP (UK) - 20 %; SOCAR (Azerbaijan) - 20 %, Statoil (Norway) - 20 %, Fluxys (Belgium) - 16 %, Total (France) - 10 %, E.ON (Germany) - 9 %, and Axpo (Switzerland) - 5 %. Project costs: $ 5.2 billion USD. Total pipeline length is 867 km (Greece – 547 km, Albania – 211 km, Adriatic Sea – 104 km and Italy – 5 km) Initial capacity is 10 bcm/a, expandable to 20 bcm/a. Start operation: Connection to Bulgaria and Ionian Adriatic Pipeline. TAP will contribute to Market Integration and Diversification of Gas Supply to Southern Eastern Europe.
10 reasons to invest in Azerbaijan 1. Political and economic stability - Foreign debt is only 7.5% of the GDP - 39 th Most competitive economy - 8 th Most stable macroeconomy 2. FDI friendly laws - Strong investor protection policy and legislation. - Guarantees for foreign investors against adverse changes in the legislation, nationalization, requisition, discrimination policy. - Compensation of damages and repatriation of profits ensured legislatively
10 reasons to invest in Azerbaijan 3. Favourable tax regime - Azerbaijan has third easiest taxpaying procedures among CIS countries - Tax holidays (except land tax) in agriculture - Tax incentives in industrial and hi-tech parks 4. Skilled labour force - Around 30 thousand students graduate annually - State Programme on Education of Azerbaijani Youth Abroad in The number of graduates will reach 5000 by A large R&D center, 28 research institutes, 52 universities and 108 colleges
10 reasons to invest in Azerbaijan 5. Abundant resources - Besides oil and gas, Ferrous and nonferrous, rare and fine metals, construction materials - 9 climate zones 6. Favourable location - Logistic hub and easy access to market in CIS, Central Asia and Middle East 7. Developing infrastructure - 5 international airports, largest port on Caspian Sea, international transportation routes
10 reasons to invest in Azerbaijan 8. State support - NO restrictions to foreign investments 9. Reformist environment - Top reformer among post-Soviet countries 10. Liberal trade regime - Trade relations with over 155 countries - NO EXPORT DUTIES and restrictions except for some strategic commodities
Azerbaijan-Czech $1.6 billion trade turnover Major exports: crude oil and oil products. Major imports: ferrous metal made rails, electrical appliances; home equipments. Potential fields for cooperation Heavy industry, chemical industry, Tourism, eco-tourism, Construction, Agrarian industry.
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