Enterprise expenditure on Information and Communication Technologies in 2011

29.01.2013

According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau, the total enterprise expenditure on goods and services of [1] Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in 2011 comprised LVL 182 million. Of which LVL 49 million or 27% were spent similarly - on purchase of computers and peripheral equipment and communication equipment, and on telecommunication services, including telephone and internet costs.In its turn, LVL 48 million or 26% of the total ICT expenditure were spent on other ICT services and consultancy.

With the change in the enterprise size, also the ICT expenditure structure changes.In small enterprises telecommunication services comprise almost a half of the ICT expenditure, whereas in large enterprises this share takes only 14.8%. An opposite case was recorded in expenditure on computers and peripheral equipment and communication equipment. In small enterprises this share comprised 18.3% of the total ICT expenditure, while in large enterprises it increased till 33%.

Structure of enterprise ICT expenditure, 2011
% of the total ICT expenditure

 

Total

of which with the number of persons employed:

10-49

50-249

250 and more

Computers and peripheral equipment, communication equipment

27.1

18.3

23.6

33.0

Consumer electronic equipment, audio and video equipment, miscellaneous ICT components and data travellers

3.1

2.9

5.9

1.8

Pre-packed and custom made software, licences

14.4

13.6

11.8

16.0

Telecommunication services

27.0

45.4

33.8

14.8

Other ICT services and consultancy

26.4

17.8

23.1

32.2

Rent or operating leasing of ICT equipment

2.0

2.0

1.8

2.2

The average enterprise ICT expenditure per one person employed in 2011 comprised LVL 458. In small enterprises this indicator was lower – LVL 315 per one person employed, whereas in large enterprises these costs reached on average LVL 731 per one person employed. This trend can be explained with larger investments in development and maintenance of information systems.

Of the total ICT expenditure LVL 74 million (41%) were invested in fixed assets – basically in computer and peripheral equipment and communication equipment (LVL 46 million or 62%), and in software and licences (LVL 21 million or 28%).

Total ICT expenditure in breakdown by number of persons employed, 2011

 

Total ICT expenditure

of which investments in fixed assets

mln LVL

LVL per  person employed

mln LVL

% of total investments

Total

182

458

74

5.8

With the number of persons employed:

 

 

10-49

45

315

13

4.0

 

50-249

44

348

16

4.9

 

250+

93

731

45

7.3

The survey data show that the ICT expenditure differs significantly between enterprises of different sectors. Due to the specific profile of the sector this expenditure was the highest in the enterprises belonging to the Information and communication sector and comprised LVL 59 million, of which LVL 26 million or 44% were spent on computers and peripheral equipment and communication equipment. Trade enterprises spent LVL 40 million on ICT, of which one third referred to telecommunication services. High ICT expenditure per one person employed was also recorded in Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities, where theses costs comprised LVL 1084, and it is related to the specificity of the activity of gas and electricity enterprises.

9.3% enterprises used shared ICT resources free of charge within the enterprise group, while 2.4% developed own account software for internal use, spending LVL 3.4 million for the labour input.

Total ICT expenditure in breakdown by kind of activity, 2011

 

Total ICT expenditure

of which investments in fixed assets

mln LVL

LVL per  person employed

mln LVL

% of total investments

Total

182

458

74

5.8

Kind of activity:

 

 

Manufacturing

17

170

5

1.8

 

Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

18

1084

4

1.2

 

Construction

6

131

1

1.8

 

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

40

406

13

10.3

 

Transportation and storage

23

398

9

3.4

 

Accommodation and food service activities

3

168

1

8.0

 

Information and communication

59

4171

36

46.4

 

Real estate activities

3

189

1

1.5

 

Professional, scientific andtechnical activities

9

657

3

22.0

 

Administrative and support service activities

5

216

1

4.6

More detailed information is available in the CSB database section Science and Technologies.

 

Prepared by the Trade and Services Statistics Section
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Ieva Vanaga



[1] Expenditure on ICT goods and services purchased for resale is not included.