Handset Imports Increased by 80 % in Q1

Despite increased inflation in the country, worst ever flood in the quarter and shaky economic conditions, mobile phone handset imports in Pakistan increased by 80 percent during July-September 2010, as compared to same period previous year.

According to Federal Bureau of Statistics, mobile phone handsets worth Rs. 9 billion were imported in the country during the reported period, which is 80 percent higher than same quarter previous year.

As per experts the popularity of smartphones and other high-end phones are major cause of this hike in value of mobile handsets’ import.

Market analysts predict even higher spend on mobile phone devices in coming months as the launch of high-end phones from Nokia, Samsung and other manufacturers are scheduled in Q2-2010.


  • ADNAN SWATI

    ISS KEHTAY HEIN . PALLAY NAHI DHAILA(PENY) KARAY MELA MELA.

  • Abro

    not Quater 2 its q4 :)

    • Farhan Ahmed

      Hello,
      The governmental and the other business years start from july. They do not follow the January-December rules. Following this pattern, the July/September completes the first quarter of the year 2010/2011. Hope this Helps.

  • bhutta

    Please note that 1st quarter is either January-March (if we follow calendar year custom), or April-June (if we follow the fiscal year custom). Please make necessary changes in ur post.

  • salman

    This is my note to Mr. Aamir Atta

    i am biggest fan of PRoPakistani..but i dont know propakistani has changed its posting style into something very odd and ill..

    news selection…about import and bla bla..its ok

    per woh mazaa nahi…like zeeshan shafqat posted , like muhammad ali raza posted, like mehwish khan posted,kamran bukhari and many others like Reality Bites guiding and educating articles….no more survey polls…no more expert interviews….no more analysis of pathetic services around…and bla bla…

    i think Mr. Aamir has to rethink must rethink, instead of posting only such news and posting such articles on the website.

    i dont know about the statistics…but i hope good traffic in such postings for your website…
    but this is atleast not compelling me to come here and cash my time like i did before while visiting this website.

    Thanks….

    • admin

      Malik sb noted!

  • Pakistanis are more crazy in buying/selling cell phones as compared to other countries.