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State Bank reports $2.2 billion inflows of remittance with 9% decline in Oct

ISLAMABAD: State Bank of Pakistan said the inflows of overseas workers’ remittances amounted to US$2.2 billion during October 2022.

However, in comparison with the previous month (Sept), the remittances recorded a decline of 9.1 percent in October 2022.

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The State Bank of Pakistan has reported 15.7 percent decline in inflows of remittances in October on yearly comparison basis.

In four months of the ongoing fiscal year (July-Oct 2022), Pakistan has received inflows of US$ 9.9 billion which show a decline of 8.6 percent as compared to the same period of last year.

Remittances inflows during October 2022 were mainly sourced from Saudi Arabia ($570.5 million), the United Arab Emirates ($427 million), the United Kingdom ($278.8 million) and the United States of America ($253.1 million).

The central bank, however, gave no reason for unexpected decline in the inflows of remittances in the first four months of the fiscal year 2022-23.

Javed Mahmood
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