Kathmandu, August 10
In the last fiscal year, Nepal imported mobile phones worth Rs 25 billion, according to the Department of Customs.
The Department says total monetary value of all mobile sets imported in the fiscal year 2017/18 is Rs 24.87 billion. The amount was Rs 22.66 million the previous.
During one year, Nepal imported 6.223 million sets. It is 268,000 more than the number recorded in the previous year. There were 5.955 mobile sets imported in the year 2016/17.
Analyses reveal that Nepali consumers are getting attracted to more expensive mobile sets over the passage of time. Most people have mobile phones in the price range of Rs 10,000-Rs 30,000. Most popular brands include Samsung, Huawei, Oppo, Gionee, Colors, Micromax, Xiaomi, LG, Apple, Sony, ZTE, Coolpad and CG.
China has been the biggest exporter for mobile phones in Nepal. It supplied 5.413 million mobile sets worth Rs 19.72 billion.
Vietnam and India are in the second and third positions of the list.
Nepal imported 510,000 mobile sets worth Rs 4.72 billion from Vietnam and 295,000 sets worth Rs 388.6 million from India.
Nepal also imports mobile phones from the United States and Korea among others.
Source : Online Khabar