Trade and services
Over January-September of 2015, value added in the amount of AZN 4092.8 million was made in the sphere of trade and repair of transport means, and its special weight in GDP constituted 10.1%. Real volume of value added augmented by 11.4% compared to the same period of 2014.
Throughout January-September of 2015 1.6% (AZN 194.9 million) of all fixed capital funds was spent on trade and repair of motor vehicles. For October 1, 2015, the number of employees in the oil sector of the economy was 34.9 thousand people, while in the non-oil sector - 1474.9 thousand people. 18.9 percent of employees were assembled in the areas of trade and repair of transport vehicles.
Over January-September of 2015, the volume of foodstuffs sold to the population in retail trade network increased by 11.4% or 2618.4 million AZN and reached AZN 18089.1 million compared to the same period of the last year.
99.8% of consumer goods were sold by private enterprises, including 11.1% by the enterprises of the legal entities. The volume of retail trade turnover on the private sector increased by 11.3% compared to the same period of the previous year, and reached AZN 18058.7 million.
The share of non-food products in the total volume of trade turnover rose from 49.9 percent to 50.5 percent compared to January-June of 2015.
The amount of non-food products sold in retail network increased by 13.8 percent and reached AZN 9051.6 million. Over this period the volume of retail trade turnover for food products, beverages and tobacco increased by 10.0%.
Over 9 months of 2015, every consumer bought from retail trade enterprises non-food stuffs in the volume of 105.7 AZN (14,4 AZN more than compared to the same period of the previous year), food stuffs, beverage and tobacco products in the volume of 105.5 AZN (13.9 AZN more than compared to the same period of the previous year) for personal consumption.
During January-September of 2015, 50.0 percent (AZN 9037.5 million) of the funds spent by consumers in retail trade networks was spent on food products, beverages and tobacco products, 18.1 percent (AZN 3271.0 million) on textiles, clothing and footwear, 6.1 percent (AZN 1104.2 million) on electrical goods and furniture, 0.8 percent (AZN 143.8 million) on computers, telecommunications equipment and other products, 1.2 percent (AZN 216.2 million) on pharmaceutical and medical goods, 6.5 percent (AZN 1180.6 million) on automotive fuel, 17.3 percent (AZN 3135.8 million) on other non-food products.
Electronic commerce: During January-September of 2015, consumer goods in the amount of AZN 9.3 million or more than 2.0 times compared to the previous year was sold to consumers. Sale of the non-food products comprising 96.4 percent of E-commerce turnover constituted AZN 9.0 million exceeding the indicator of the same period of the previous year by 2.1 times.
Catering services in the amount of AZN 740.4 million (15.1 percent more than the indicator of the same period of the previous year) were rendered to the population in January-March of 2015.
42.5 percent of the public catering turnover accounted for private enterprises with legal status, 57.5 percent for private entrepreneurs. The volume of catering turnover in institutions with legal status increased AZN 5.3 million and reached 310.1 million manat compared to the appropriate period of the last year. During the reporting period, every citizen has paid services worth AZN 55.8 on average or more than AZN 10.6 compared to the same period of the last year.
The paid services worth AZN 5111.8 million (or 6.2% more than the indicator of the previous year) were rendered to the population over the mentioned period. 56.0 percent of growth was formed by legal entities and the volume of paid services to the population in these enterprises grew by 4.6 percent and amounted to AZN 3772.2 million. Throughout January-September of 2015, every citizen was rendered paid services in the amount of AZN 59.7 (AZN 3.4 more than the previous year period).
Achievements in the field of trade and services directly connected with the social well-being, growth in incomes of the population. Increase of the population's revenue leads to the augmentation of the turnover of retail trade and services.