Telecom imports surges to $375.221 million in July-September

Pakistan’s telecom imports surged to $375.221 million in July-Sept 2019, which are higher by 14.21 percent, official figures say.

Increase in telecom imports now stands at $46.68 million in July-Sept 2019 from $328.541 million in July-Sept 2018, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics shows.

In Sept 2019, the country imported 20.43 per cent or $23.053 million more telecom goods to $135.879 million compared to $112.826 million in Sept 2018.

Telecom imports surges to $375.221 million in July-September

The country’s import of cellular phones went up by 35.05 per cent or $69.827 million to $269.051 million in July-Sept 2019 from $199.224 million in July-Sept 2018.

Pakistan grew its mobile phones import phenomenally to $105.567 million in Sept 2019 from $62.307 million in Sept 2018, showing an increase of 69.43 per cent or $43.26 million.

Imports of other apparatuses, however, slumped to $106.170 million in July-Sept 2019 from $129.317 million in July-Sept 2018, indicating a fall of 18 per cent or $23.147 million.

The country also reduced its imports of other apparatuses significantly by 40 per cent or $20.207 million to $30.312 million in Sept 2019 from $50.519 million in Sep 2018.

Also Read: Mobile and Telecom Imports Decline in First Seven Months of FY 2018-19

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