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Overseas Pakistanis remit US $9.7 billion in the first six months of FY18

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Karachi, January 10, 2018 (PPI-OT):Overseas Pakistani workers remitted US $9744.75 million in the first six months (July to December) of FY18, compared with US $9505.11 million received during the same period in the preceding year. During December 2017, the inflow of worker’s remittances amounted to US $1723.57 million, which is 9.31% higher than November 2017 and 8.72% higher than December 2016.

The country wise details for the month of December 2017 show that inflows from Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA, UK, GCC countries (including Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman) and EU countries amounted to US $431.97 million, US $396.74 million, US $234.76 million, US $223.3 million, US $188.76 million and US $54.87 million respectively compared with the inflow of US $475.75 million, US $339.95 million, US $182.19 million, US $181.85 million, US $203.63 million and US $35.09 million respectively in December 2016. Remittances received from Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Japan and other countries during December 2017 amounted to US $193.17 million together as against US $166.91 million received in December 2016.

For more information, contact:
Chief Spokesman,
State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)
Central Directorate
I.I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-111-727-111
Tel: +92-21-39212562
Fax: +92-21-39212433 – 39212436
Email: chief.spokesperson@sbp.org.pk
Website: www.sbp.org.pk

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