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Why are remittances falling?

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Remittances continue to decline. In July-October this year, FY 2022-23, these remittances fell to $9.9 billion, down 8.6 per cent from $10.827bn in July-October last year. If the declining trend continues, total remittances in FY23, ending in June, would remain close to $30bn, lower than the $31bn that flowed in FY22.
Remittances from Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK and US make up 68.5pc of Pakistan’s yearly remittances. But lately, remittances from the first three countries, with a share of 57.7pc in the total pie, have been falling with little chance of a reversal of this trend, primarily due to economic and expatriate labour market conditions of host countries.

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