Iran’s cellphone imports fall by 25%
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 13
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran's cellphone imports have decreased by 25 percent during the last fiscal year, ended on March 20, meanwhile the product remains at the top of list of goods smuggled into the country.
Iran imported $230.9 million worth of cellphones during the last fiscal year, ISNA new agency reported April 13.
Iran imported cellphone from eight countries including the UAE ($110 million), South Korea ($67.8 million), China ($44.6 million), Vietnam ($4.6 million). Hong Kong ($2.6 million), Taiwan ($522,000) Netherlands ($8000) and Denmark ($1300).
Iran also imported $12.2 million worth of cellphone parts in the 12-month period. Iranian officials say the turnover of smuggled cellphones in Iran's market reaches $1.8 billion each year.
Iran also imported $213.2 million worth of telecommunication equipment, from China ($78.2 million), Sweden ($73.9 million), Finland ($61.1 million) and Spain ($12,314).