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Average ICT costs per worker in Latvia – 458 LVL

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The total enterprise expenditure on goods and services of 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 to 33%, according to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.

The average enterprise ICT expenditure per one person employed was LVL 458 2011. 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%).

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, sewer, waste management and mediation 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.

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