Number of imported mobile phones falls

By: Amina Nazarli

The total number of mobile phones as well as other devices, including tablet, laptops and etc. imported to Azerbaijan in January-October 2014 amounted to 77,836 units worth $4,452 million, the State Statistics Committee said.

Compared with the same period of 2013, the number of imported mobile phones decreased by 16 percent, thus 92,646 mobile phones were imported in the country last year. In value terms, this figure decreased by 11.3 percent.

On average, the number of monthly imported mobile phones to the country amounted to 7,700. The average volume of the mobile phone market has exceeded $445,000.

Azerbaijan, a country with a mobile phone penetration rate of 110 percent, now prefers Samsung phones, the second popular here is Apple, and the third one is Nokia.