According to the data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the mobile phone imports have increased by 15.54%as compared to last year. The imported mobile phones in the first four months of 2021 were $644.673 million, these have risen from $557.961 million in the same time the previous year.
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It was also observed that during the durating January – September 2021, the locally produced mobile phones exceeded the number that was imported into the country. The local production of mobile phones stands at 16.15 million, whereas, the ones imported totals to 9.02 million.
Whereas, the telecom imports have climbed by 22.4% during the period July-October 2021. The imports were equivlaent to $846.553 million in July-October 2021 and have steadily climbed to $691.644 million in July-October 2020.
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