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Pakistan: Remittances up by 11 percent MoM during March 19

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Zain Zubair
Zain Zubair is a staff writer for World News Observer. He is studying ACCA in Pakistan. Besides Accountancy and writing pieces, he loves cooking and nature photography. Zain has attended various modern journalism workshops. Contact: [email protected]
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Overseas Pakistani workers remitted US $16096.33 million in the first nine months (July to March) of FY18, showing a growth of 8.74 % compared with US $14802.96 million received during the same period in the preceding year.

During March 2019, the inflow of worker’s remittances amounted to US $1745.80 million, which is 10.73% higher than February 2019 and 3.20% lower than March 2018.

The country wise details for the month of March 2019 show that inflows from Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA, UK, GCC countries (including Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman) and EU countries amounted to US $405.87 million, US $378.14 million, US $271.11 million, US $281.26 million, US $167.80 million and US $44.20 million respectively compared with the inflow of US $427.62 million, US $424.89 million, US $247.17 million, US $258.96 million, US $183.79 million and US $58.91 million respectively in March 2018.

Remittances received from Malaysia, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Japan and other countries during March 2019 amounted to US $197.41 million together as against US $202.26 million received in March 2018.

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