Mobile phone import into Pakistan up by 39.57%

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan imported mobile phones worth $129.392 million in July-August 2017, witnessing an increase by 39.57 percent as compared to same period of previous year.

According to a latest data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), in July-August last year, the Country had imported mobile phones worth $92.707 million but this year, the import jumped to $129.392 million during these months.

On year-on-year basis, the mobile import went up to $60.822 million in August 2017 from $46.5 million in August 2016 thus showing an increase of 30.8 percent whereas on month-on-month basis, the import declined by 11.3 percent as during July 2016, the mobile import stood at $68.57 million.

Overall Telecom import also increased by 35.3 percent as it increased from $170.6 million in July-August 2016-17 to $230.9 million in first two months of current fiscal year.

On year-on-year and month-on-month basis the telecom import in August 2017 witnessed an increase of 21.26 percent in August 2016 and 2.53 per cent in July 2017.

The telecom import increased from $96.4 million in August 2016 and $114.01 million in July 2017 to $116.9 million in August 2017.