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BPO = 70% of TN's IT exports

August 20, 2004 17:19 IST

Offshore projects accounted for over 70 per cent of the total software exports of Tamil Nadu during 2003-04, according to Software Technology Parks of India, Chennai.

Tamil Nadu total IT exports stood at Rs 7621.50 crore (Rs 76.21 billion) during the last fiscal, including exports from STPI, MEPZ and other units, an STPI statement said.

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While STPI units' software exports stood at Rs 7030.26 crore (Rs 70.3 billion), other units' exports amounted to Rs 352.25 crore (Rs 3.52 billion), followed by MEPZ units' at Rs 239.00 crore (Rs 2.39 billion).

Offshore projects had a share of more than 70 per cent of total exports in 2003-04, amounting to Rs 5514.36 crore (Rs 55.14 billion). Total exporting units from Tamil Nadu stood at 690 during last fiscal.

Chennai and its suburbs continued to be the major software exporting locations in the state. Exports from these locations stood at Rs 7557.64 crore (Rs 75.58 billion), followed by Coimbatore region at Rs 45.76 crore (Rs 457.6 million) and Tiruchi at Rs 13.42 crore (Rs 134.2 million).

Application software and system software accounted for 60 per cent of total exports, followed by consultancy services at 28 per cent and ITES at 8 per cent.

Tata Consultancy Services was the top exporter from Tamil Nadu, followed by Infosys Technologies, HCL Technologies, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Wipro, and Polaris Software.

Tamil Nadu's hardware exports crossed Rs 100 crore (Rs 1 billion) and stood at Rs 118.88 crore (Rs 1.19 billion) last fiscal, it said.

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