The largest consumer of Russian IT market in 2011 became home users. The volume of the IT market in the country amounted to $ 32.1 billion
IT spending in Russia in 2011 exceeded $ 32.1 billion, IDC said in its report, Russia Vertical Markets 2012-2016 IT Spending Forecast, which provides an analysis of the distribution of IT spending in 17 sectors of the Russian economy.
IDC notes that the largest consumer of IT products in the country are home users, which accounted for 39.6% of the market.
This fact is explained IDC experts income growth, slowing inflation and the affordability of many IT products. Researchers have documented the growth of spending on home user PCs, mobile devices and applications, as well as software that provides information security.
In the corporate sector, the bulk of the cost of IT was in the transportation, telecommunication and energy sectors. In particular, telecom holdings continued the policy of absorption of smaller companies, which required additional investments in the integration of hardware and applications.
The growth of the mobile Internet and the desire of many market participants to develop "cloud services" contributed to the growth of spending on infrastructure and consulting services.
As predicted in the IDC, in the next five years it will be possible to observe the steady growth of IT spending in Russia. In the period from 2012 to 2016, these costs will increase annually by an average of 8% to $ 47.3 billion in 2016
However, the negative impact on the Russian IT market will provide the global economic instability and deteriorating demographic situation in the country.
"The Russian economy is one of the fastest growing in the EMEA region. In the past year, the growth rate of IT spending in some industries exceeded 20% — said Victor Pratusevich, a leading consultant IDC. — The high price of raw materials, together with the Government's intention to modernize the country's economy are the main guarantors of IT investment in the foreseeable future. "