Mobile phone imports grow 11.84% in October to $61.189 million

Last month’s figure was down by 1.79 percent when compared to $62.306 million in September 2018, data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) revealed

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ISLAMABAD: Mobile phone imports in the country have reached $260.412 million in the first four months of the current fiscal year (July-October) 2018-19 as compared to $245.208 million during the same period last year.

Mobile phone imports in October 2018 which stood at $61.189 million, registered 11.84 percent growth as compared to $54.709 million imports in October 2017.

Last month’s figure was down by 1.79 percent when compared to $62.306 million in September 2018, data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) revealed.

Overall telecom imports saw a decline of 0.35 percent during July-October 2018 when compared to the same period last year.

Total imports were recorded at $448.541 million during this period when compared to  $450.113 million in July-October 2017.

This figure stood at $119.989 million in October as compared to $112.837 million during September 2018.

Other telecom apparatus imports witnessed a larger decline of over 8.19 percent in July-October 2018 standing at $188.129 million against $204.905 million during the same period last year.

When compared to September 2018, other telecom apparatus imports registered 16.36 per cent growth growing to $58.8 million compared to 450.53 million in September 2018.