Mobile phone imports, sales on the rise

KARACHI: Handsets’ import of various brands, prices and features has been registered at Rs 44.69 billion in the outgoing financial year 2010-11, up from Rs 26.44 billion import bill recorded during the same period previous year, said Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) in its latest stats.

FBS report said that the mobile handset sales and its imports surged substantially depicting a tremendous growth of 70 percent in the closing fiscal year 2010-11 compared with previous year.

The average monthly expense of handsets reached Rs 3.72 billion in FY 11 versus Rs 2.2 billion monthly import bill recorded in FY 10.

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