Mobile phone import increases over 63pc in 5 months.


ISLAMABAD -- The import of mobile phones into the country increased by 63.62 percent during the first five months of current financial year (2019-20) as compared to the corresponding period of last year. Pakistan imported mobile phones worth US $ 498.466 million during July-November (2019-20) as compared to the imports of US $ 304.651 million during July-November (2018-19), showing growth of 63.62 percent, according to the latest data issued by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). On year-on year basis, the import of mobile phones witnessed growth of 150.29 percent in November 2019, as compared to the imports of the same month of last year.

The mobile imports during November 2019 were recorded at US $ 110.725 million against the imports of US $ 44.238 million in November 2018. On...

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