Mobile phone imports increases by 6.25 % this year

ISLAMABAD, April 24 (APP): Mobile phone imports in Pakistan increased by 6.25 percent during current financial year 2015-16 (July-March) as compared to same period of previous year.

Total imports of mobile phone stood at US $ 573.282 million while they were US $ 539.581 million in the same period last year.

According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the import bill for mobile phones is likely to increase as smartphone adoption in Pakistan is expected to grow due to expanding 3G and 4G networks (currently 3G services are available in more than 200 cities and towns) as more affordable smartphones are available in market.