Trade: Armenia and Azerbaijan

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 30th December 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of goods and services (1) exported by the UK to, (2) imported to the UK from, (a) Armenia, and (b) Azerbaijan in each year since 2015; and how much Official Development Assistance they provided to those countries in each of those years.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The table below illustrates the total value of goods and services (1) exported by the UK to, (2) imported to the UK from, (a) Armenia, and (b) Azerbaijan in each year since 2015 (non-seasonally adjusted ONS data):

UK Trade, goods and services, nominal basis.

£ million

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

UK Exports to

Armenia

24

31

104

27

28

Azerbaijan

1,102

727

543

679

780

UK Imports from

Armenia

1

7

13

4

6

Azerbaijan

149

207

168

363

309

Since 2015 the UK's main contribution of ODA to Armenia and Azerbaijan has been through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), delivering projects in support of stability objectives, including economic and governance reform. In Armenia this totals approximately £11.5 million and in Azerbaijan £700k. In addition, the UK has delivered a range of other projects through funds such as the FCDO's International Programme, the Magna Carta Fund and the Open Futures Fund.

This table illustrates CSSF direct spend in country per year; figures are rounded and approximate due to, for example, changes in exchange rates and do not reflect regional projects which also benefit both countries. In addition, Conflict Pool programmes (CSSF's predecessor) that operated in the region prior to FY2015/16 are not reported here.

Financial Year

Armenia

Azerbaijan

2015/16

£0.05m

£0.12m

2016/17

£0.65m

£0.26m

2017/18

£0.61m

£0.12m

2018/19

£2.43m

£0.07m

2019/20

£3.71m

£0.09m

2020/21 (to date)

£4.07m

£0.03m

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