Inflows of remittances registers 5.5 percent decline in April

KARACHI: The inflow of workers remittances has registered decline of 5.5 percent in April 2020, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said on Monday.

Workers’ remittances during April 2020 amounted to US $ 1.79 billion recording a decrease of US $ 104.4 million or 5.5 percent over remittance received during previous month (March 2020, US $ 1.89 billion).

The workers’ remittances received during July – April FY20 amounted to US $ 18.78 billion recording an increase US $ 980.6 million or 5.5 percent over remittances received during July – April FY19 (US $ 17.8 billion).

The remittances during April 2020 (US $ 1,790.0 million) increased by US $ 19.8 million or 1.1 percent over remittance received during corresponding month of FY 19 (US $ 1,770.2 million).

During April 2020, larger amounts of Workers’ Remittances are received from Saudi Arabia (US $ 451.4 million), USA (US $ 401.9 million), UAE (US $ 353.8 million) and UK (US $ 226.6 million) recording an increase of 14.0 percent for USA whereas a decrease of 0.2 percent, 15.8 percent and 8.8 percent for Saudi Arabia, UAE and UK respectively as compared to March 2020.

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