The importance of services exports My column in the Business Standard on Monday was The importance of services exports. In India we’re all a bit jaded on the services exports story which has been in play since the mid-1980s. But the evidence for 2012-2022 suggests that even in this period, this remains the dynamic sector. Strategic thinking in the private sector and in the government needs to ride this megatrend. Alongside this, it’s interesting and important to wonder what went wrong with goods exports.