The share of industrial sector in Azerbaijan’s non-oil exports reached 52 percent in January-November 2018, Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev said Dec. 24 at the “Grand Construction: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” conference in Baku, Trend reports.
He said that over the past 15 years, two million new jobs have been created in Azerbaijan, and 75 percent of them accounted for districts.
“More than 70 residents of industrial parks invested over $5 billion in Azerbaijan’s economy,” he noted. “The share of the private sector in GDP last year was 84 percent. Its share in the employment was 76 percent. The total value of investments in the country’s economy over the past 15 years reached $250 billion, half of which accounts for foreign investments.”
Over 60 percent of investments accounted for the non-oil sector, the minister said.
The value of Azerbaijan’s foreign trade during the period increased 5.3 times and the value of non-oil trade grew 4.1 times, he added.