Azerbaijan sees 19% growth in incomes from ICT, information and postal sector

Azerbaijan sees 19% growth in incomes from ICT, information and postal sector
# 17 July 2012 15:05 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Elnur Huseynguluyev – APA-Economics. Azerbaijan’s incomes from ICT, information and postal sector rose 19% to AZN 673.74 mln during January-July, 2012, said the Chief of the Board of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan Vidadi Zeynalov.

According to him, the growth rate in ICT sector made 19.2%, as well in telecommunication sector – 20.5%, IT sector – 4.9%, postal sector – 9.3%, information sector – 21.9%. 74.3% of incomes from ICT, information and postal sector came from non-state communication enterprises.

Zeynalov says 65.4% of incomes from telecommunication sector came from moile operators. Growth rate in this sector made 15.9%: “GDP made AZN 25.86 bln, real growth rate – 1.5% compared with a previous year. Share of incomes from ICT, information and postal sector in GDP made 1.74%. GDP on non-oil sector stood at AZN 12.37 bln, real growth rate – 11.3%. Share o incomes from telecommunication sector in GDP made 3.7%”.

He also noted that, 71 work places on the Ministry were launched during the same period. “Average monthly salary of communications engineer made AZN 322.1, up 12.5% from year earlier. Average monthly salary in telecommunication sector made AZN 695.5, in postal sector – AZN 211.9”.
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