Computer software exports dip 96% in March due to downturn

Computer software exports dip 96% in March due to downturn
PTI
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First Published: Fri, May 22 2009. 04 23 PM IST
Updated: Fri, May 22 2009. 04 23 PM IST
New Delhi: India’s software exports suffered a severe setback in March declining by 96.6% to $1 million from the year-ago period due to recession in world’s major economies like the US and the Europe.
Exports, which forms a sizeable chunk of the software industry, were down to $1 million in March from $29 million in the same month last year, according to Commerce Ministry data.
In the fiscal year 2008-09, the country’s computer software exports dipped by 14.2% to $127 million from $148 million in the previous fiscal.
Meanwhile, India’s electronic goods exports also dipped by a meagre 1.1% in March to $354 million from $358 million in the corresponding period last year, the data said.
However in 2008-09, overseas sales of electronic goods grew by 27.4% to $4.27 billion from $3.35 billion in the same period last year.
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First Published: Fri, May 22 2009. 04 23 PM IST
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