An amount of US$ 11394.91 million has been remitted by the overseas Pakistani workers in the first half of the fiscal year 2019-20 (July to December).
The remittances showed a growth of 3.31 per cent as compared with US$ 11030.01 million received during the same period in the preceding year, according to data.
The inflow of workers’ remittances amounted to US$ 2097.23 million during December 2019, which is 15.25 per cent higher than Nov 2019 and 20 per cent higher than December 2018.
The country-wise details for Dec 2019 show that inflows from Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA, UK, GCC countries (including Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Oman) and EU countries amounted to US$ 472.94 million, US$ 427.56 million, US$ 357.45 million, US$ 324.57 million, US$ 205.73 million and US$ 56.42 million respectively.
In Dec 2018, however, Pakistan received US$ 414.59 million in remittances from Saudi Arabi, US$ 351.19 million from UAE, US$ 276.29 million from USA, US$ 267.79 million from UK, US$ 174.42 million from GCC countries and US$ 47.48 million from EU countries.
Remittances received from Malaysia, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Japan and other countries during December 2019 amounted to US$ 252.56 million together as against US$ 216.35 million received in December 2018.—INP