Azat Artsakh - Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR)
4 Sept 04

A more or less informed person is aware that retail good circulation
(which represents a part of the consumer market) is the value of
commodities sold to the population for currency for personal or
household use. The rate of the retail circulation is formed from
the circulation of goods in shops, kiosks and stands, restaurants
and markets of goods and food, as well as other similar places of
trade. The consumer market involves also the services offered to the
population the totality of which reflects the volume of consumption
of various services by the population and is statistically measured
according to financial means paid for these services. We would not
be mistaken to say that the activity on the consumer market reflects
certain rise in the paying capacity of the population. The NKR National
Statistics Service informed that in the first semester of the current
year consumer market in the republic totaled 13282.3 million drams
growing by 12.3 per cent in comparable prices against the same period
in 2003. In the mentioned period the total volume of retail circulation
(including public food places) in factual prices totaled 11236 million
drams which has grown by 9.5 per cent against the first semester of
2003. Good circulation per capita totaled 76890.9 drams increasing
by 22 per cent against the same period of 2003. In the mentioned
period, according to the accounts of organizations working in the
spheres of industry and service, and the additional account of the
tax exempt sector, the volume of services offered to the population
totaled 2046.2 million drams, which increased against the same rate
of the months January-June of the previous year by 28.4 per cent. The
share of the state sector in the total volume of services provided to
the population is 865.6 million drams and grew by 2.2 per cent. In
the private sector this rate is 1180.6 million drams and grew by 57
per cent. In the total volume of services the share of housing and
communal services totals 32.4 per cent. Then follow communications
29.5 per cent and transport 19.4 per cent.