Mobile phones’ import rises 6.2pc in four months

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ISLAMABAD
The import of mobile phones into the country during the first four months (Jul-Oct) of the current fiscal year  increased by 6.2 percent as compared to the import during the same period of the previous year.

During the period under review the import of mobile phones remained at $260.41 million against the import worth of $245.21 million during July-October 2017-18, the latest data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) said. The overall import of telecom sector, however, witnessed a declining trend as it went down to $448.5
million during the period from $450.11 million in the same period of previous year, posting a decline of
0.35 percent. On a year-on-year basis, the mobile phone import also surged
by 11.84 percent to $61.2 million in October 2018 against the import worth of $54.71 million in the same
month of previous year. The overall telecom sector import on year-on-year basis also posted
an increase of 2.9 percent as it rose to $119.99 million in October 2018 from $116.6 million in the same
month of the preceding year. It may be mentioned here that the overall import of goods into
the country during July-October 2018-19 decreased by 0.1 percent to $19.04 billion against the imports
worth $19.059 billion in the same period of the year 2017-18. APP 

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