According to the latest statistics provided by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China's software export reached USD4.93 billion in the first four months of 2009, a year-on-year increase of 48.2%.
The growth rate is said to be at the same level as that of the first three months, but 6.7% lower than the same period of last year.
Of the total value of exports, USD380 million was from the software outsourcing sector, a year-on-year increase of 25.8%, but the growth rate was 4.4% lower than that of the first three months.
In addition, China's software industry realized accumulated revenue of CNY255.22 billion in the first four months of 2009, increasing 23.5% compared with the same period of 2008. Of the total revenue, CNY92.61 billion was from software products, accounting for 36.3%.