Mobile phone imports surge 18.3pc in five months

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The mobile phone imports during the first five months (July-November) of the current fiscal year 2021-22 increased 18.3 percent to $857 million from $724 million during the same period of the last financial year.

According to the data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), mobile phones worth $212 million were imported in November 2021, showing a growth of 28 percent on a year-on-year basis and 41.6 percent on a month-on-month basis.

The overall telecom imports in November increased to $286.96 million, up 40 percent on a year-on-year basis and 37.5 percent on a month-on-month basis.—TLTP