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Computer services exports surges by 30% in Pakistan

Islamabad (Monitoring Desk): According to the data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics that computer services exports have surged by 30% in the country.

According to data collected by the PBS, as export of services grew by 32.11pc, Pakistan earned $111.38 million against the services worth $84.31m,

Pakistan earned $54.37m by exporting software consultancy services, showing growth of 69.22pc when compared to exports of $32.126m last year.

Export of hardware consultancy services grew by 144.41pc to $0.72m as compared to the export of $0.3m of the same services during the last year.

The services for maintenance and repairs of computers also earned $0.39m compared to $0.23m last year, showing growth of 68.97m.

However, the services for the trade of computer software during the period under review witnessed negative growth of 1.01pc as these declined to $40.77m this year from $41.18m during the last year.

The exports of other computer services also increased by 44.46pc, from $10.47m last year to $15.13m during the current fiscal year, the data revealed.

Meanwhile, the export of telecommunication services from the country decreased by 0.93pc by going down from the trade of $63.43m last year to $62.84m during the current fiscal year.

Among the telecommunication services, the exports of call centre service grew by 16.53pc as its trade was recorded at $15.14m during July-August (2017-18) compared to the exports of $12.99m in July-August (2016-17).

The exports of other telecommunication services witnessed negative growth of 5.43pc during the first two months compared to the exports of last year.

The exports of other telecommunication services increased from $50.44m last year to $47.7m during the current year.

The overall services exports from the country increased by 4.94pc during the first two months of the current fiscal year compared to the same period of last year.

The services exports during the period under review were recorded at $816.27m compared to the exports of 777.84m in last year.