Imports of mobile phones, telecom apparatus surge to $2.33b


Import of mobile phones and other telecommunication apparatus to Pakistan increased 47 percent during the first 11 months of fiscal year 2020-21 as volume of telecom imports surged to US$ 2.337 billion.

According to data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics total value of telecommunication imports reached at $2,337.199 million that is 47.18 % higher as compared to corresponding period of previous fiscal year, July-May 2019-20 when mobile phones and other telecom apparatus worth $1,587.94 million were imported by Pakistan.

The data depicted 63.4 % growth in import of mobile phones during July-May 2020-21 as import of cellular phones reached $1,860.49 million.—APP

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