In just ten months, Nepal imported 6.35 million cell phones worth Rs 32.09 billion. In the same timeframe the previous year, such imports totaled Rs 14.68 billion. Customs revenue from mobile imports has brought Nepal more than Rs 5 billion.
The mobile phone is the fourth most imported item in Nepal. Before mobile phones, the most important imports are diesel, semi-processed iron products, and raw soybeans. Until Baisakh, the import of these goods surpassed Rs 70 billion, Rs 57 billion, and Rs 37 billion, respectively.