Iraqi IT market set to reach $1.42 billion by 2008

The Iraqi IT market could be worth as much as $1.42 billion by 2008 according to recent findings by Madar Research.

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By  Andrew Picken Published  September 10, 2003

The Iraqi IT market could be worth as much as $1.42 billion by 2008 according to recent findings by Madar Research.

Despite ongoing unrest in the country, Madar estimates that Iraq’s public and private sectors will purchase around 450,000 PCs annually between 2004 and 2008. The report also indicates that Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, followed by Lebanon are expected to be the major suppliers of computer equipment to Iraq.

“The revival of Iraq’s information communication technology market is a positive sign for the region as a whole and will once again boost the growing demand for IT related equipment, ” said Khalil El Dalu, general manager, EPSON Middle East, who is keen for EPSON to make the most of its current footing in the region.

“EPSON intends to leverage on its regional presence to play a key role in meeting the demands of businesses and individual users in Iraq. As we have significant operations in Dubai, EPSON is comfortably placed to maximise the advantage of the emirate’s status as a major transit point for goods moving to Iraq and the neighbouring markets,” added El Dalu.

The Madar findings also revealed that one of the first steps to restoring Iraq’s shattered IT infrastructure has been instigated by a leading aid organisation who has provided ‘Ministry-in-a-box’ and ‘Municipality-in-a-box’ packages to seven Iraqi ministries and three Baghdad municipalities. These contain computers, printers, copiers and other supplies.

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