Argentine software exports beat record in 2017

After five years the software and the Argentine computing services returned to beat their own record: in 2017 this industry generated exports for u$s 1.699 million, surpassing the best mark that had registered in 2012, when that value was located in the u$s 1,533 million.

This was determined by the report made annually by the Permanent Observatory of the Software and Computer Services Industry (OPSSI), data released by the Chamber of the Argentine Software Industry (CESSI) and which revealed a sales growth of 28, 3% in pesos and its correlate in employment increase, which stood at 3.5 percent.

In fact, the barrier of 100,000 jobs in this sector that is evenly distributed evenly throughout the national territory has been overpassed.

"2017 has been a great year of recovery for the software industry with an historic record in exports and a large number of new jobs reaching 107,100 software professionals between registered and unregistered, and sales for u$s 2,237 million in the domestic market, of the u$s 3,837 million of the entire market, "said Aníbal Carmona, president of CESSI.

"A law such as the promotion of software is essential for our strategic objective of employing 500,000 professionals in software and exceeding u$s 10 billion in exports by 2030, and thus achieve a greater digital transformation of our society that will take us towards the economy of the future, the economy knowledge, to achieve greater inclusion and social progress, "concluded the president of CESSI.

"The total market of the software industry reached u$s 64,494 million, 28.3% higher than last year, with a historic record in exports composed of 56.2% from North America (USA, Canada and Mexico) , 32.2% of Latin America and Central America and 11.6% of the rest of the countries, "said Gustavo Guaragna, member of the Board of Directors of CESSI in charge of OPSSI.

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