January 16, 2017
Personal remittances from overseas Filipino workers rebounded in November mainly due to more transfers from land-based workers with employment contracts of one year or more, the central bank said Monday.
The central bank said workers remitted $2.4 billion, up 18.4 percent from a year ago. “The increase in personal remittances was driven largely by the 7.8 percent expansion from land-based workers with work contracts of one year or more to reach $20.9 billion,” the central bank.
This more than compensated for the 3.6 percent decline in remittances from sea-based and land-based workers with work contracts of less than one year totaling $5.5 billion.
Cumulative remittances from January to November are now at $26.9 billion, up 5.1 percent year-on-year. Cash remittances from overseas Filipinos workers sent through banks grew by 18.5 percent year-on-year in November ahead of the Christmas holiday, to reach $2.2 billion.
Top countries that contributed to the increase in remittances were the US, United Arab Emirates, japan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. DMS
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