Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry is a promising sector of India and China. This paper examines the performance of goods and service segments of ICT industry of boththese emerging economies. It also assesses and compares export competitiveness of IT sector of bothcountries by using the popular Balassa Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) index, the Revealed Symmetric Comparative Advantage (RSCA) index and Trade Specialisation Index (TSI) based on data extracted from UNCTAD. It has been observed from the study that India and China have been enjoying a comparative export advantage in ICT service and ICT goods segments respectively. Contribution of China to global ICT services is limited due to high absorption of domestic market. India could achieve global recognition in ICT service related sector, but India‘s comparative advantage in export of ICT services has been decreasing gradually in the recent years. In trade competitiveness, China gains comparative advantage in both ICT goods and service segments and the values are increasing gradually.
Keywords: Export Competitiveness, ICT goods, ICT industry, ICT service&Revealed Comparative Advantage.
Dr. Mohammed Faishal Mallick, Dr. Anjali Chaudhary