Social sector

Incomes of Population

According to the data provided by the State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan, in January to May 2009, the nominal income of the population totaled AZN 8,584,200 which is 18.5% more as compared to 2008. During this period, the nominal per capita income made up AZN 994.8, which exceeds the figure in 2008 by 17.1%. The rise in salaries in various spheres of economy and rise in social benefits also contributed to the growth in population income  

 Major indices, characterizing money incomes of the population

Indices

Actual figures in January - May 2009

As compared to January-May 2008 (%)

Net money incomes of population, in mln manats. 

8584,2

118,5

Per capita population, in ths manats.

994,8

117,1

Money incomes in hands, in mln manats.

7683,6

119,1

Per capita population, in ths manats

890,4

117,7

Source: State Statistics Committee

In January to May 2009, Azerbaijani citizens distributed their income in following way: 67.2% on purchase of goods and services, 10.5% - obligatory payment and fees, 22.3% - purchase of foreign currency and increase of savings.  

Real community incomes after the payment of taxes and membership fees, made up 7683.6mln manats, or 19.1% more than last year. Real per capita community income made up AZN 890.4 with rise of 17.7%.

Thus, during the report period the money expenditure comprised AZN 6669.2mln, or AZN 1915mln less than the incomes of population, but 17.4% more than the expenses in January to May 2008. (Source: State Statistics Committee, calculations by Trend)

Salary

The salary is one of the key social and economic indicators, which sufficiently enough characterizes the level of the prosperity of the working part of the population. Thus, the amount of average monthly salary in Azerbaijan as a result of January to May 2009 comprised AZN 296.5, or 22.2% more than January-May 2008. The sum of salary increased 0.2% compared to April 2009 (AZN 295.7).

During the report period, average salary exceeded average community expenses per capita income (198.9 manat) by 49% per month.

In spite of rise in salaries of various organizations, this indicator retains its differentiation across the country. The highest salary accounts for industry, finance, operations with real estate, rent and consumer services and construction sector.

Employees of enterprises and organizations received social benefits in the amount of 4.4mln manat. Major beneficiaries were employees of the extractive industry, energy, gas and water producing and distributing enterprises, refining industry, transport and communications.

Labor market

As of June 1, 2009, the economically active people in Azerbaijan made up 4,324,100 with 4,063,000 involved in economy, including 1,383,600 people as hired workers.

Some 20.0% of economically active people are involved in the production spheres in industry on hire. They are 12.5% in industry, 4.8% in construction, 2.7% in agriculture, forestry and fishing, 25.4% in education, 19.5% in wholesale and retail trade, repair of automobiles, home wares and personal things, 10.1% in health and social services, 7.0% in transport and communications, 6.2% in communal, social and personal services, 5.0% in operations with real estate and rent, 4.2% in state government and defense, and 2.6% in other spheres.

The number of foreigners involved in economic activity in Azerbaijan during the first quarter of 2009 totaled 5,000, of whom 1,400 in industry, 1,500 - construction, 600 - operations with real estate, 500 - trade, 400 - education and 600 in other areas.

As of June 1, there were 44,145 unemployed people, with 46.0% women.

In January to May 2009 the number of unemployed reduced 2.2% compared to the first quarter of 2008.

Five people applied for one job compared to four as of December and three in September 2008. Average unemployment benefit made up 168.5 manat.

During January-March 2008 the country opened 17,416 new jobs, including 14,197 permanent. Most of the jobs created (68.5%) accounted for the regions.

Social provision

Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers approved changes to the decision on approval of minimum consumer basket.

The decision comes into force from the day of signing - April 30.

The summary table shows changes in the decision:

Food products

Names

Unit of

Measurement

Volume of consumption

(averagely per person during year)

Able people

Pensioners

Children under 14 years of age

Bread and bakery products in equivalent weight of flour

Kg

150

109

98

Potato

Kg

46.7

36.5

40.2

Vegetables and melon and watermelon

Kg

95.7

85.5

101.2

Fruits and berry

Kg

38

38

76

Meat and mead foods

Kg

30

19.2

25

Milk and milk products in equivalent weight of milk

Kg

193.6

223.1

247.5

Fish and fishery products

Kg

5

5

5

Egg

Unit

135.0

91.0

169.0

Sugar and confectionery products in the equivalent weight of sugar

Kg

16.3

14.6

19.5

Vegetable oils, margarine and other fats

Kg

11

7.9

8.3

Fats

Kg

8

5.5

6

Other products (tea, salt)

Kg

3.6

2.8

3.3

Non-food products

Names

Unit of measurement/

Period of consumption

Volume of consumption

(averagely per person during year)

Able people

Pensioners

Children under 14 years of age

Outerwear like coat

Unit per year

3/8

3/9

3/2.6

Outerwear like suit

Unit per year

9/4.2

8/4.8

12/2

Innerwear

Unit per year

9/2.5

9/2.7

12/2

Hats & accessories

Unit per year

4/5

3/6.4

4/3

Shoes

Unit per year

6/3.5

5/3.5

6/1.3

Uniforms

Unit per year

3/1

3/1

41/1

Bedding

Unit per year

11/7.1

11/7.1

11/7.1

Household goods

Unit per year

14/10.2

14/10.2

14/10.2

Consumption of primary goods, sanitary supplies, medicines

In percentage of the cost of purchasing non-food items per month

10

10

10

Services

Names

Unit of measurement

Volume of consumption

(averagely per person during year)

Able people

Pensioners

Children under 14 years of age

Apartments

Total area in sq.m

12

12

12

Heating

Total area in sq.m

12

12

12

Supply of hot and cold water

Cubic meters per month

6

6

6

Sewerage

Cubic meters per month

6

6

6

Gas supply

Cubic meters per month

21

21

21

Electricity supply

kWt/h

50

50

50

Transport services

Journey per year

606

365

370

Communications*

Monthly tariff

-

-

-

Internet service**

Monthly tariff

-

-

-

Other services  

In percentage of the cost of services per month

15

15

15

*Taking into account the variety of tariffs in the country, the cost of services per capita are determined by the level of monthly subscription fees for the services of a family.
** Use of the Internet service provider is calculated - one hour per family per day.

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