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Remittances posts 5.4pc growth during July-February

Remittances posts 5.4pc growth during July-February

KARACHI: The workers’ remittances received during July – February 2019/2020 amounted to $15.126 billion recording an increase $770.7 million or 5.4 percent over remittances received during July – February FY1920 ($ 14,355.8 million), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said on Tuesday.

Workers’ remittances during February 2020 amounted to $ 1,824.3 million recording a decrease of $ 83 million or 4.4 percent over remittance received during previous month (January 2020 $ 1,907.32 million).

The remittances during February 2020 ($ 1,824.3 million) increased by $ 242.6 million or 15.3 percent over remittance received during corresponding month of FY 19 ($ 1,581.8 million).

During February 2020, larger amounts of workers’ remittances are received from Saudi Arabia ($ 421.96 million), UAE ($ 387.1 million), USA ($ 333.5 million) and UK ($ 253.5 million) recording a decrease of 2.6 percent, 2.1 percent, 0.5 percent and 15.2 percent respectively as compared to January 2020.