According to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, 15.61 million mobile phones became did make and placed together in Pakistan during the first 8 months of 2022. This is a lot more than the 1.21 million phones which do the import for sale during the same time period (PTA).
In August of 2022, 0.67 million mobile phones then do make in local factories. In domestic facilities, more than 88 percent, or 24.66 million. More cell phones are doing make or placing together in 2021 than in 2020.
From 24.51 million in 2020, commercial imports of cell phones dropped to 10.26 million in 2021, according to official data from PTA.
8.85 million of the 15.61 million mobile phones are 2G phones, while 6.76 million are smartphones. The PTA also says that 54% of all mobile devices in Pakistan are smartphones. While only 46% use the slower 2G network.
Even though local production of mobile phones went up in the first two months of the current fiscal year 2022-23. Pakistan still imported cell phones worth $101.864 million. According to the most recent data from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). Mobile phone imports rose by 62.51 percent month-over-month (MoM) in August 2022. Going from $38.804 million the month before to $63.060 million.
Pakistan is now a good place to make mobile phones. Thanks to business-friendly government programs like the Device Identification Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) and the mobile manufacturing policy.
Setting up the same legal ways for all types of devices to get imported has boosted consumer confidence and leveled the playing field for legal businesses. This has a positive effect on Pakistan’s mobile ecosystem.