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Australian IT service exports up in 2008

Australian IT service exports up in 2008

Australia’s export of computer and information services outgrew imports by 4.8 percent during 2008, according to a new report released by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The report into Australia’s overall international trade in services showed an overall increase of 12.7 percent to A$107 billion in 2008.

Exports of computer and information services hit $1.67 billion in 2008, up 9.3 percent from $1.53 billion in 2007.

Imports of computer and information services also grew by 4.5 percent with dramatic growth in data processing (83.4 percent) and database services (41.2 percent) for an overall value of $1.54 billion.

The report can be downloaded at the DFAT website here.


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