Foreign remittances increase to $13.3 billion in seven months

KARACHI: The overseas Pakistani workers have sent $13.3 billion as remittances during first seven months (July – January) of 2019/2020, showing 4.1 percent growth when compared with same period of the last fiscal year.

The overseas Pakistani had sent $12.774 billion in the first seven months of the last fiscal year, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said on Wednesday.

The remittances during January 2020 were $ 1,907.3 million, shows an increase of $163.2 million or 9.3 percent growth over remittance received during corresponding month of 2019 $1,744.1 million.

During January 2020, larger amounts of Workers’ Remittances received from Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA and UK with US $ 433.4 million, US $ 395.5 million, US $ 335.1 million and US $ 299.1 million recorded a decline of 8.4 percent, 7.5 percent, 6.3 percent and 7.9 percent respectively as compared to December 2019.

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