ISLAMABAD: The mobile phone imports into the country increased by 15.86 percent during first 11 months of the year 2014-15 over the same period of last year.
The imports of mobile phones into the country during July-May (2014-15) were recorded at $653.808 million against the imports of $564.293 million during same period of last year, according to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
On year on year and month on month basis, the mobile phone imports into the country also increased by 20.72 percent and 3.27 percent when compared to the imports in May 2014 and April 2015 respectively.
The mobile phone imports during May 2015 stood at $58.033 million against the imports of $48.072 million in May 2014 and $56.194 million in April 2015, the data revealed.
Similarly, the overall telecom imports also increased by 10.37 percent during July-May (2014-15) over the same period of last year.
The imports of telecom into the country during first 11 months of current fiscal year, were recorded at $1.265 billion against the imports of $1.146 billion in July-May 2014-15.
On month on month and year on year basis, the telecom imports during May 2015 decreased by 28.26 per cent and 21.23 percent when compared to that of April 2014 and May 2014 respectively.