IT in the Russian Federation

Russia: Size of Domestic IT Market

Overview

This page is a compilation of the most important facts about the Russian ICT situation.Russia is still building its ICT infrastructure, policy, and legal environment.Despite this, the Russian ICT market shows promising 15 - 18% growth per year.

Key Stats*

Population††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† 147,000,000

Rural population (% of total population) 1999†††††††† 22.66%

GDP per Capita (PPP)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† US$8,213

Main Telephone lines per 100 inhabitants†††††††††††††† 21.82

Internet hosts per 10,000 inhabitants††††††††††††††††††† 22.22

Personal computers per 100 inhabitants†††††††††††††††† 4.29

Piracy Rate†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† 79%

Percent of PCs connected to Internet†††††††††††††††††††† 5.18%

Internet users per host††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††9.49

Internet users per 100 inhabitants†††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.11

Cell phone subscribers per 100 inhabitants†††††††††††† 2.22

Average monthly cost for 20 hours

of internet access††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† US$14.83

*Key Stats are from source (12)

 

Total IT spending

  • Domestic Internet Markets have grown 9% to more than $4 billion and will grow 2-3 times by 2005 (9)
  • 3.7% of Russiaís gross domestic product is invested in ICT (8)

Telecommunication Infrastructure

  • Phone lines per 1000: 218.20
  • Cell phone usage per 1000: 22.21

Computing and Internet Diffusion

  • Number of websites: 16,964,567
  • Web Users as a percent of the population: 5%
  • PCs per 1000 people: 48.3

IT Workforce

  • Literacy: 99%
  • Percent of adults who are college graduates: 20% (60)
  • Number of CS/CE/MIS post secondary programs
    • Admissions in computer related degrees in 2000: 25,000 (60)
  • Percent of Russian software companies who employ PhDs: 77.4%
    • In 45.8% of those, PhDs make up about 10% of staff (60)

Domestic Productions

  • Software Exports for 2001 were close to $150M (57)
  • Some estimate Russian IT Outsourcing to be close to $350M by 2005 (57)

IT Legal Environment

  • Piracy Rate: 79%

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