According to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), domestic manufacturing firms produced/assembled 9.72 million phone devices in the first four months of 2022, compared to 0.86 million imports commercially.
In April 2022, local manufacturing companies produced/assembled 2.56 million smartphone devices, compared to 0.25 million internationally imported.
Local manufacturing firms produced/assembled 24.66 million mobile phone devices in the calendar year 2021, up from 13.05 million in the calendar year 2020, an 88 percent growth.
According to official PTA data, commercial imports of smartphones were 10.26 million in 2021, down from 24.51 million in 2020.
5.69 million 2G phones & 4.03 million phones are among the 9.72 million Smartphone handsets domestically assembled. Furthermore, according to PTA data, on the Pakistan network, 53 % of mobile devices are smartphones & 47 % are 2G.
Despite the rise in local production, Pakistan imported smartphones valued at $1.810 billion in the first ten months (July-April) of 2021-22, compared to $1.684 billion in the same time the previous year, representing a 7.43 % rise, according to the Pakistani’s Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
Total telecommunication imports into the nation climbed by 14.05 % during the time under consideration (July-April) 2021-22, rising from $2.116 billion in July-April 2020-21 to $2.413 billion over the same time last year.
According to PTA statistics, the local production trend indicates a positive uptake on the PTA’s Mobile Device Manufacturing (MDM) Approval regulatory framework.