Remittances grow to $20.19 billion in 11 months

KARACHI: Overseas Pakistanis workers have sent $20.19 billion during July – May 2018/2019 as compared $18.28 billion in the same period of the last fiscal year, showing growth of 10.42 percent, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday.

The central bank said that during May 2019, the inflow of worker’s remittances amounted to $2315.74 million, which is 30.17 percent higher than April 2019 and 28.36 percent higher than May 2018.

The country wise details for the month of May 2019 show that inflows from Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA, UK, GCC countries (including Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman) and EU countries amounted to US $493.73 million, $476.57 million, $346.81 million, $387.09 million, $237.76 million and $70.61 million, respectively compared with the inflow of $432.05 million, $373.85 million, $290.26 million, $269.11 million, $178.96 million and $60.34 million respectively in May 2018.

Remittances received from Malaysia, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Japan and other countries during May 2019 amounted to $303.17 million together as against $199.51 million received in May 2018.

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