Local Mobile Phone Production Reaches 10.87 Million Units in 2023

The local mobile phone industry in Pakistan has seen remarkable growth, with companies producing around 10.87 million mobile phones and smart devices during the first eight months (January-August) of 2023.

Local manufacturing plants produced/collected a total of 21.94 million mobile phones during the calendar year 2022, compared to 24.66 million in 2021, experiencing a decline due to import issues related to Letter of Credit (LC) opening restrictions.

Approximately 21.94 million mobile phones were collected during the calendar year 2022, compared to 1.53 million phones imported commercially, said the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

Locally produced/collected handheld phones amounted to 10.87 million units, including 7.62 million 2G units and 3.04 million smartphones.

Additionally, according to PTA data, 56 percent of mobile devices were smartphones, while 44 percent were 2G on the Pakistan network.

Mobile phone imports in Pakistan surged by 76 percent during the first two months of this fiscal year, according to the latest data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).