Pakistan’s Mobile Imports for May

Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing well. Welcome back to another blog. This article will discuss the topic in detail “Pakistan’s Mobile Imports for May”. During the month of May in the fiscal year 2022-23 (FY23), Pakistan experienced a substantial surge in mobile phone imports. The total value of imported mobile phones reached an impressive amount of Rs. 12.33 billion ($43.201 million), marking a remarkable month-on-month growth of 308.82 percent when compared to April’s imports, which stood at Rs. 3.017 billion ($10.587 million).

In contrast, on a year-on-year (YoY) basis, there was a noticeable downturn in mobile phone imports. Comparing the figures to May 2022, when imports amounted to Rs. 26.825 billion (equivalent to roughly $137.212 million), there was a significant decline of 56 percent.

These statistics indicate a substantial increase in demand for mobile phones within Pakistan during the specified period. It highlights the evolving trends in consumer behavior and the evolving landscape of the mobile phone industry.

In the time frame spanning from July to May of the fiscal year 2022-2023, an alarming drop of 55 percent Year-over-Year (YoY) was observed in the import of mobile phones by Pakistani citizens. The data reveals that the total value of smartphones imported during this period amounted to Rs. 204.857 billion, signifying a substantial decrease compared to the previous year’s figure of Rs. 455.334 billion.

It is essential to highlight that during the July-May period of the fiscal year 2021-2022, the import of mobile phones by Pakistanis reached an equivalent value of $1.94 billion, showcasing a contrasting scenario. These figures shed light on the evident shift in consumer behavior and market dynamics, underscoring the evolving trends in the mobile phone industry within Pakistan.

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Pakistan’s trade activities have significantly slowed down, reflecting a concerning trend of further deceleration on the horizon. The government’s response to last year’s devastating floods included imposing restrictions on letters of credit, which have had a detrimental effect on the import market.


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