HTP Summarizes 2009

HTP Summarizes 2009
16 February 2010
16 February 2010

Despite the noticeable common downfall of the world IT market in 2009 HTP resident-companies managed to increase the volume of sales revenues from own-produced IT products by 54 per cent in 2009 in comparison with 2008 (up to Br 401,4 billion), as stated by Valery Tsepkalo, Director of Belarus Hi-Tech Park Administration, during the press-conference on February 16, 2010.

As of January 1, 2010, 80 companies are registered as the Park's residents, 4 business-projects are implemented in the sphere of new and high technologies within HTP's legal framework. In 2009, 22 new companies were registered as the Park's residents, registration was denied to 1 legal body, two companies were excluded from HTP residents.

By the origin of investments attracted to the sphere of new and high technologies 40 HTP residents were set up by Belarusian investors, 40 HTP residents were set up with foreign investors' participation, including: 18 joint ventures and 22 enterprises with 100% foreign investments. Among the companies registered in 2009, 68 per cent were established in 2007-2009, 55 per cent are legal bodies set up with foreign investors' participation.

In 2009 the volume of sales revenues from IT products by HTP resident-companies amounted to Br 401.4 billion and in comparison with 2008 grew 1.5 times.

In 2009 HTP resident-companies exported software totaling to USD 110.1 million, at the same time import decreased by 46 per cent and equaled USD 0.7 million. The share of exports in the total production volume of HTP amounted to 77 per cent. In 2009 HTP resident-companies exported software 10.5 times more than the whole Belarus IT industry in 2005.

HTP resident-companies managed to retain their positions on the hi-tech markets of North America and Western Europe. According to the exports results of 2009, 43 per cent of exports account for the North America market, 28 for Western Europe, 24 for the CIS countries.

Customers of HTP resident-companies are situated in 50 countries of the world. First contracts were concluded with companies from Belgium, Spain, Luxemburg, Japan and Taiwan.

As of January 1, 2010, 7259 employees work in HTP.

In 2009, 633 new jobs were created here.

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