Pakistan Produced 9.72 Million Mobile phones in 4 months

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has reported about  local manufacturing plants which have manufactured/assembled 9.72 million phones handsets during the first four months (January-April) of 2022 compared to 0.86 million imported commercially. This clearly means that the manufactured/assembled mobile phones handsets by local manufacturing plants during the calendar year 2021 stood at 24.66 million compared to 13.05 million in 2020, i.e. 88 percent increase. The commercial imports of mobile phones handsets stood at 10.26 million in 2021 compared to 24.51 million in 2020, revealed the official data of PTA. However, despite the increase in local production of mobile phones, Pakistan imported mobile phones worth $1.810 billion during the first ten months (July-April) of 2021-22 compared to $1.684 billion. In comparison to the last year, it has registered a growth of 7.43 percent, despite the increase in local manufacturing, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).