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IT revenue may touch $15.5 bn in 2004: Nasscom
January 23, 2004 14:42 IST
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Indian IT industry could touch a total revenue of $15.5 billion in 2004 against $12 billion last year, according to National Association for Software and Service Companies.
Issuing its outlook for 2004, Nasscom said, software and services exports are likely to achieve 26-28 per cent growth, which translates into $12 billion and the ITeS-BPO segment is may touch $3.6 billion, an estimated growth rate of 54 per cent.
In 2003, software exports were around $9.5 billion and ITeS-BPO sector revenue was $2.3 billion.
IT services, products and technology services are projected to grow by 17 per cent to touch a revenue of over $8.4 billion in 2004. In 2003, it was $7.2 billion.
Software exports provided employment to 650,000 people in 2003 while ITeS-BPO segment employed 171,000 people, Nasscom said.Share of software exports to India's export revenue is around 20.4 per cent at present, taking into account 2003 software export revenues.