Organic oils

The production of organic oils is considered one of the most competitive sectors of the Azerbaijani non-oil economy, and standardization, brand awareness and marketing programs have improved awareness about the local produce.

  • Azerbaijan has secured a reputation in the region for the high quality of its vegetable, sunflower and olive oils, with an increase in recent years in exports to the CIS, Baltic States and Central Asian countries.
  • Taking the high demand into consideration, there is a plan to increase the number of oilseed fields in the different agro climatic zones to 135 thousand hectares; this will provide a solid foundation for the expansion of the industry.

Vegetable oils

2010

2011

2012

2013

Production (tonnes)

44 557

44 455

67 395

63 252

Import (tonnes)

101 160

94 340

124 228

107 441

Export (tonnes)

27 934

12 297

33 418

36 987

Source: State Statistics Committee