According to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, IT market volume is being evaluated in 698 bln.RUB (102,2% in comparable prices towards 2013 level).
In 2013, the market was 658 bln.RUB, that is 3,2% higher than the previous year. Major part of the market volume was hardware - 56,5%, software - 19,3% and services – 24,2%.
Nevertheless, despite the growth, the level of used technologies and workforce productivity in Russia is far away from the international standards. Among the barriers of IT sphere development are lack of qualified labor force and low educational level of specialists; lack of global researches; lack of interest from the government; partial use of government – private partnership in the sphere of education and researches, etc.