Mobile phone imports witnessed a phenomenal growth of 14.51 percent in the first eight months (July-February) of 2017-18 as they stood at $526.036 million compared to $459.380 million during the same period in 2016-17 (July-February).
Mobile phone imports in February 2018 remained $69.779 million, increasing by 16.24 percent compared to $60.029 million in February 2017, but decreased by 12.52 percent compared to $79.762 million in January 2017, revealed the latest data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
Overall telecom imports saw an increase of over 13.76 percent during July-February 2017-2018, compared to the same period last year.
Total imports were recorded at $1.003 billion during this period, compared to $882.175 million in July-February 2016-17. Telecom imports remained $127.388 million in February 2018 and registered 25.61 percent growth, as compared to $101.415 million during February 2017.
Other telecom apparatus import also witnessed a growth of over 12.94 percent in July-February 2017-18 as it stood at $477.519 million against $422.795 million during the same period last year.