Cell phones import drops by 15 per cent

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The mobile phone imports into the country decreased by 15.16 per cent and 34.87 per cent during the month of July, when compared to the imports of July 2012 and June last year respectively.


According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the imports of mobile phones into the country during July 2013 were recorded at $44.678 million against the imports of $52.66 million during July 2012 and $68.594 million in June last.


Meanwhile, the overall imports of telecom group also decreased by 9.53 per cent and 19.21 per cent during the month of July 2013 when compared to the imports of July 2012 and June 2013 respectively.


The telecom group imports during July 2013 stood at $102.045 million against the imports of $112.792 million in July 2012 and $126.304 million in June this year, the data revealed.


Similarly other apparatus of telecom group during the period under review also decreased by 4.6 percent and 0.59 percent as compared to the imports of July 2012 and June 2013 respectively.


The imports of other apparatus during July 2013 stood at $ 57.367 million whereas the imports during July 2012 and June 2013 were recorded at $60.133 million and $57.71 million respectively.


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