The World Bank said India leads all countries in exports
of information communication technology (ICT) services.
In its latest report 'World Development Indicators 2009',
World Bank said India's exports from the ICT sector increased
from about USD 5 billion in 2000 to over USD 30 billion
in 2006. This accounts for about 42 per cent of total service
exports, it said.
At a time when there is a global recession and hundreds
and thousands of people are being laid off, India's software
industry employs about 1.6 million people, the report said.
China, though a distant second, is the next largest ICT
services trader, with about USD 5.5 billion in ICT service
exports, the report said.
The report said China and India were among the fastest-growing
exporters. Export growth was led by manufactures in China
and by services in India, it said.