Home / General / Workers’ remittances rise 5.2percent to US $16 billion in the first ten months of FY16

Workers’ remittances rise 5.2percent to US $16 billion in the first ten months of FY16

Karachi, May 10, 2016 (PPI-OT):Overseas Pakistani workers remitted US $ 16034.39 million in the first ten months (July to April) of FY16, showing a growth of 5.25% compared with US $ 15235 million received during the same period in the preceding year.

During April 2016, the inflow of worker’s remittances amounted to US $ 1656.85 million, which is 3.17% lower than March 2016 and 1.02% higher than April 2015. The country wise details for the month of April 2016 show that inflows from Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA, UK, GCC countries (including Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman) and EU countries amounted to US $ 488.78 million, US $ 345.99 million, US $ 189.84 million, US $ 221.88 million, US $ 199.53 million and US $ 39.85 million respectively compared with the inflow of US $ 519.65 million, US $ 398.41 million, US $ 214.45 million, US $ 186.96 million, US $ 193.13 million and US $ 27 million respectively in April 2015. Remittances received from Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Japan and other countries during April 2016 amounted to US $170.98 million together as against US $100.49 million received in April 2015.

For more information, contact:
Syed Wasimuddin
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: syed.wasimuddin@sbp.org.pk
Website: www.sbp.org.pk

Comments are closed.

Scroll To Top