Business Process Outsourcing - India

  • India
  • Revenue in the Business Process Outsourcing market is projected to reach US$7.12bn in 2024.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of 9.96%, resulting in a market volume of US$10.41bn by 2028.
  • The average Spend per Employee in the Business Process Outsourcing market is projected to reach US$13.53 in 2024.
  • In global comparison, most revenue will be generated in the United States (US$134.30bn in 2024).

Key regions: United Kingdom, United States, Brazil, Japan, Netherlands

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Analyst Opinion

India has been one of the leading countries in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry for several years now. The BPO industry in India has been growing at a steady pace, and there are several reasons for this.

Customer preferences:
One of the primary reasons for the growth of the BPO industry in India is the customer preferences. Companies from all over the world are outsourcing their non-core business processes to India. The main reason for this is the cost advantage that India offers. The labor cost in India is significantly lower than in other countries. Additionally, the workforce in India is highly skilled and proficient in English, which makes it an ideal destination for companies looking to outsource their business processes.

Trends in the market:
The BPO industry in India has been witnessing several trends in recent years. One of the significant trends is the shift towards automation and artificial intelligence. Many BPO companies in India are investing in automation and AI to improve their efficiency and reduce costs. Another trend is the emergence of niche BPO services. Many companies are now looking for specialized BPO services that cater to their specific needs. This has led to the emergence of several niche BPO players in India.

Local special circumstances:
India's BPO industry has several unique characteristics that have contributed to its growth. One of the most significant factors is the availability of a large pool of skilled labor. India has a vast population of educated and skilled professionals, which makes it an ideal destination for BPO services. Additionally, the Indian government has been supportive of the BPO industry, providing various incentives and tax breaks to BPO companies.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
Several macroeconomic factors have contributed to the growth of the BPO industry in India. One of the most significant factors is the liberalization of the Indian economy in the 1990s. The liberalization policies opened up the Indian economy to foreign investment, leading to the growth of several industries, including the BPO industry. Additionally, the growth of the Indian middle class has led to an increase in domestic consumption, which has further fueled the growth of the BPO industry.


Data coverage:

The data encompasses B2G, B2B, and B2C enterprises. Figures are based on enterprises' technology spending on products, consulting, and outsourcing services.

Modeling approach / Market size:

Market sizes are determined through a combined top-down and bottom-up approach, building on a specific rationale for each market segment. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use annual financial reports of key players in the industry, Statista's primary research and surveys, and IT associations. In addition, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations, such as GDP, internet users, and telecommunication. This data helps us estimate the market size for each country individually.


In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the relevant market. For example, the exponential trend smoothing method is used based on the market data characteristics. The main drivers are the GDP and its sector composition, internet penetration, the level of digitization, and the attitude toward IT security.

Additional notes:

The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The market is updated twice a year in case market dynamics change. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war is considered at a country-specific level.


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