Electronic and Computer Software Industry in India

Electronic and Computer Software Industry in India

Last Updated: August, 2013


The IT and electronics sector is one of the fastest-growing segments of the Indian industry, both in terms of production and exports. In fact, software development and IT-enabled Services (lTeS) have contributed significantly to India's emergence as a global player. Today, India is a vast market and has a major IT production base. The direct employment in the lTeS sector was estimated to reach around 3 million in 2012-13. The demand of electronics products and systems in the country is estimated to reach US$ 400 billion by 2020.

Key Markets and Export Destinations

The IT and electronics industry witnessed a growth of 22 per cent in production and 21.4 per cent in exports in 2012-13, with India ranking among the top 30 markets in terms of sales and production.

  • Exports by the computer services industry stood at US$ 75.4 billion in 2012-13
  • North America is the key market for exports of computer software and services; 58.8 per cent of India’s exports were to North America in 2011-12
  • Singapore, Hong Kong and other South Asia countries have been among the other major destinations for India’s exports of computer/ services during 2011-12
  • The exports of electronics hardware to middle East countries had registered a growth of about 43.9 per cent in 2011-12, growing from US$ 1.27 billion in 2010-11 to US$ 1.83 billion in 2011-12

Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council

The Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) was formed to provide a platform to the IT & Electronics Industry in India. With exports to more than 200 countries, ESC has successfully steered the direction of India’s electronics and software exports to achieve export volumes of around US$ 83.7 billion during 2012-2013.

Exports by the computer services industry stood at US$ 75.4 billion during 2012-13.

Department of Information Technology, Government of India


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