Remittances, Tourism Revenues Reach USD1.8b in Q1-2017

تم نشره في Thu 20 April / Apr 2017. 12:00 AM
  • A teller counting money at a teller shop in Amman - (AlGhad)

AMMAN — Remittances of Jordanian expatriates rose by 3.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 standing at USD856 million, compared to USD607 million in the same period of 2016, according Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) Adel Sharkas.

Earlier, the CBJ announced that the Kingdom's tourism revenues rose by 14.1 per cent reaching USD988 million, compared to USD866 million in the same period of last year.

Total income from tourism and remittances by Jordanian expatriates at the end of the first quarter in 2017 stood at 1.844 billion.

According to CBJ statement, remittances of Jordanian expatriates in March rose by 2.2 per cent standing at USD296 million compared to USD289.4 million in the same period of 2016.