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Imports of mobile phone surge 48pc

Imports of mobile phone surge 48pc

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

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