Pakistan has earned a total of $635.010 million through the export of information technology (IT) services in various countries during the first quarter of the ongoing financial year 2021-22, as per data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

According to the PBS data, this fiscal year has recorded a growth of 42.67 per cent in IT service’s exports when compared to $445.080 million earned through the provision of services during the corresponding period of the fiscal year 2020-21.

The export of computer services grew by 40.90 per cent during July-September (2021-22), as it increased from $348.400 million recorded in the last fiscal year to $490.890 million this year.

Among the computer services, software consultancy services’ exports witnessed a surge of 52.72 per cent, from $115.534 million to $176.534 million while the exports of hardware consultancy services also rose by 506.52 percent from, $0.138 million to $0.837 million.

 

The export and import of computer software-related services also recorded a growth of 42.39 per cent, which is from $87.575 million to $124.702 million, whereas the exports of repair and maintenance services surged to $0.345 million from $0.145 million.

Additionally, the exports of other computer services increased by 30.03 per cent going up from $145.008 million to $188.560 million.

Meanwhile, the export of information services during the period under review increased by 76.32 percent by going up from $0.760 million to $1.340 million.

Among the telecommunication services, the export of call center services increased by 38.66 percent during the period as its exports increased from $31.751 million to $44.026 million whereas the export of other telecommunication services also increased by 53.90 percent, from $64.169 million to $98.754 million during the period under review, the PBS data revealed.

From : pk.mashable.com

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