Azerbaijan: bonds

Azerbaijan is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia.

Azerbaijan has the largest agricultural basin in the region. Two-thirds of Azerbaijan is rich in oil and natural gas.

Azerbaijan's high economic growth has been attributable to large and growing oil and gas exports, but some non-export sectors also featured double-digit growth, including construction, banking, and real estate. Oil exports through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline, the Baku-Novorossiysk, and the Baku-Supsa pipelines remain the main economic driver, but efforts to boost Azerbaijan's gas production are underway. Long-term prospects depend on world oil prices, Azerbaijan's ability to negotiate export routes for its growing gas production, and its ability to use its energy wealth to promote growth and spur employment in non-energy sectors of the economy.

The manat (AZN) is the currency of Azerbaijan.

Outstanding bond issues

Сurrency Outstanding bond issues Cumulative volume
sovereign
AZN 34 659 264 800
USD 2 1 255 000 000
corporate
AZN 23 486 300 000
USD 14 4 969 573 208

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Sovereign rating

Rating AgencyRatingRating scaleDate
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) *** Country Risk Classifications ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- foreign currency ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- local currency ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Foreign Currency LT ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Local Currency LT ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (foreign curr.) ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (local curr.) ***
Rating Agency RAEX (Expert RA) *** Foriegn curr. scale ***
Rating Agency RAEX (Expert RA) *** Local curr. scale ***
National Rating Agency *** Global scale ***
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Latest bond issues

issue ISIN coupon volume end of placement maturity date
Southern Gas Corridor, 6.875% 24mar2026, USD - International bonds XS1319820897 6.875% 2 000 000 000  USD 03/08/2017 03/24/2026
SOCAR, 6.95% 18mar2030, USD - International bonds XS1196496688 6.95% 750 000 000  USD 03/05/2015 03/18/2030
International Bank of Azerbaijan, 8.25% 9oct2024, USD - International bonds XS1118037651 8.25% 250 000 000  USD 10/28/2014 10/09/2024
International Bank of Azerbaijan, 5.625% 11jun2019, USD - International bonds XS1076436218 5.625% 500 000 000  USD 06/05/2014 06/11/2019
Azerbaijan, 4.75% 18mar2024, USD - International bonds XS1044540547 4.75% 1 250 000 000  USD 03/10/2014 03/18/2024
SOCAR, 4.750% 13mar2023, USD - International bonds XS0903465127 4.75% 1 000 000 000  USD 03/06/2013 03/13/2023

World Bond market statistics

Quarterly indices

Type I 2017 IV 2016 III 2016 II 2016 I 2016 IV 2015 III 2015
BIS volume of international-bond market of emerging countries
Azeri international bonds, USD bln 6.200 5.700 5.700 5.700 5.700 4.500 4.500
BIS net issues of international-bond market of emerging countries
International-bond net issue of Azerbaijan, USD bln 0.500   0.000 0.000 1.300 -0.100 0.000

Currencies

Daily indices

Type: 06/23/2017 06/22/2017 06/21/2017 06/20/2017 06/19/2017 06/16/2017 06/14/2017
Exchange rates of Central Banks (CIS)
USD/AZN  1.7022 1.7022 1.7022 1.7023 1.7023 1.7023 1.7023
EUR/AZN  1.8999 1.9015 1.8952 1.8990 1.9055 1.8971 1.9092
RUB/AZN  0.0285 0.0283 0.0285 0.0292 0.0296 0.0294 0.0299
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Money market

Periodic indices

Type: Current value Change Last update
CIS Central Banks Rates
CB of Azerbaijan refinancing rate, % 15.00 0 22.06.2017

Bonds prices

issue volume maturity date bid prices ask prices
date bid price yield date ask price yield
Azerbaijan, 4.75% 18mar2024, USD   USD 03/18/2024 06/23/2017 ***.* *.** 06/23/2017 ***.** *.**
International Bank of Azerbaijan, 5.625% 11jun2019, USD   USD 06/11/2019 06/23/2017 **.** **.** 06/23/2017 **.** **.**
SOCAR, 4.750% 13mar2023, USD   USD 03/13/2023 06/23/2017 **.** *.** 06/23/2017 **.*** *.**
SOCAR, 6.95% 18mar2030, USD   USD 03/18/2030 06/23/2017 ***.*** *.** 06/23/2017 ***.** *.**
Southern Gas Corridor, 6.875% 24mar2026, USD   USD 03/24/2026 06/23/2017 ***.* *.** 06/23/2017 ***.** *.**
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