Imports of mobile phone surge 48pcArchive
ISLAMABAD: The mobile phone imports surged by 48.41 per cent to $68.57 million during the first month of this fiscal year compared to $46.20m last in July 2016, according to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
However, the imports declined by 4.89pc in July when compared to $72.54m in June, the data revealed.
Overall telecom imports soared by 53.53pc to $114.01m compared to $74.26m in July 2016.
The imports of other telecom apparatus (other than mobile phone) also witnessed a tremendous growth of 61.97pc in July.
The imports of telecom products (other than mobile) stood at $45.44m compared to $28.05m in July 2016.
On month-on-month basis, the imports of other telecom apparatus increased by 51.18pc in July when compared to the imports of $30.24m in June, the data revealed.
Published in Dawn, August 29th, 2017