Remittance inflow up by 12.17% in July-October

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 07:30, Nov 11, 2018 | Updated : 07:30, Nov 11, 2018

Bangladesh receives US$4,553.79 million remittances during July to October in 2017-18 financial year. REUTERS/file photoExpatriate Bangladeshis sent US$ 5,108 million remittances during the first four quarter (July-October) of the current fiscal 2018-19, which is apparent 12.17 percent higher than the same period of the preceding year, according to Bangladesh Bank (BB) data.
The country received US$4,553.79 million remittances during July to October in 2017-18 financial year, it said.
“The flow of remittances into the country shows upward trend in the current fiscal 2018-19 as BB has taken measures to streamline the legal channel for encouraging Non Resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) to send money to the country,” new agency BSS quoted BB Chief Spokesperson M Serajul Islam told.
He said the recent flow of remittance indicates that it is gradually increasing and this trend is likely to continue in the upcoming months.
According to the BB data, the country received US$1,239.11 million in October, US$1,139.66 million in September, US$1,411.05 million in August and US$1,318.18 million in July, 2018.
But in 2017-18, the country got US$1,162.77 million in October, US$856.87 million in September, US$1,418.58 million in August and US$1,115.57 million in July.
In October this fiscal, six state-owned commercial banks- Agrani, Janata, Rupali, Sonali, Basic and BDBL- received US$299.36 million while one state-owned specialised bank- Bangladesh Krishi Bank- received US$14.57 million.
Of the state-owned banks, Agrani Bank received US$122.56 million, Janata Bank US$72.08 million, Rupali Bank US$16.87 million, Sonali Bank US$87.68 million and Basic Bank received US$0.17 million.
Besides, the expatriates have sent US$913.30 million through private commercial banks. Among the private commercial banks, Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) received the highest amount of US$224.50 million as Dutch-Bangla Bank (DBBL) received US$93.51 million.
On the other hand, the expatriates have sent US$11.88 million through the foreign commercial banks.